Grand Rapids Art Museum, at 101 Monroe Center St. N.W., is a 125,000-square-foot concrete-and-glass building and is the first art museum to have its entire facility attain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. The collection contains more than 5,000 works of art, with a focus on works of art on paper. Art periods represented include European art since 1500, American and American regional art since 1840 and International Modernism. Art by Richard Diebenkorn and Pablo Picasso is included along with a 25-foot wall sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly. Changing exhibits also are presented.
Visitor information about Grand Rapids, including traditional maps and brochures as well as monitors offering real-time social media suggestions, is available at the fully staffed GoSite. It has a separate entrance from the museum.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.