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Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

GRAM is a art museum based in Grand Rapids, MI that was founded in 1910. As of 2018 they had $9.5 million in revenue and $74 million in assets.

Focusing on art, design, and creativity, GRAM will provide diverse platforms for experiences, ideas, and dialogue that enrich the human spirit and build practical learning skills.

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Program areas at GRAM

Alexis rockman: the great lakes cycle 01/27/18 - 04/29/18: the great lakes cycle explores the past, present and future of north america's great lakes-one of the world's most emblematic and ecologically significant ecosystems. This multifaceted project was initiated in 2013 when artist alexis rockman embarked on a research tour of the great lakes region. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a suite of five mural-sized paintings which explore separate themes that emerged during rockman's travels. These are accompanied by several large-scale watercolors and field drawings-monochromatic animal and plant studies made from site-sourced organic material such as mud, sand, coal and leaves.

Christian marclay: video quartet 10/28/17 - 01/14/18: since the 1980's, swiss-american artist christian marclay has sampled, improvised and remixed sound, video and performance into astonishing works that defy categorization. Marclay's seventeen-minute installation, video quartet, consists of four synchronized videos shown on adjoining screens, each with its own soundtrack. Video quartet is made up of more than 700 individual fragments of film and sound from popular movies in which characters play instruments, sing or make noise in one way or another. Marclay reorganized the clips on a home computer into a new unified composition in which the performers seem to improvise together free of their original context. The clips included in video quartet are primarily taken from hollywood feature films dating from the 1920's to the early twenty-first century. The work opens with scenes of an orchestra tuning up, followed by clips in which characters play instruments or sing, interspersed with ...

Andy warhol's american icons 10/28/17 - 02/11/18: organized by gram, this unique exhibition showcases warhol's vision and celebration of america by bringing together paintings, prints, photographs and films that create a handbook of american cultural icons. One of warhol's most important early paintings, green coca-cola bottles, is featured on loan from the whitney museum of american art. Created in 1962, the painting is composed of neat rows of the company's iconic glass bottles, reminiscent of a supermarket display, save for the irregularity of the individually hand-stamped bottles. The exhibition also includes paintings and prints which utilize the silkscreen technique that warhol adopted a year later, in 1963, and with which he is most associated. Subjects include muhammad ali, sitting bull, dollar signs (what could be more american? )and one of the most iconic of michiganders, gerald ford. Rounding out the exhibition are photographs and early films, from a time when ...

Form 990s for GRAM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-09Oct 18, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Oct 26, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Dec 19, 2016990View PDF
2014-09Oct 5, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for GRAM

Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,424,952
Program services$328,157
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$20,207
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-207,699
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$472,561
Miscellaneous revenues$517,612
Total revenues$9,555,790

Vendors for GRAM

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2019-08-29
█████████Content management system software2019-08-23
█████████Marketing software2019-08-23
██████ ████ ████████ ███ █████ ██Tax accounting2019-08-14
██ ████████ ██████████Security$398,9792014-09-01
██████ ██ ████ ████ ██████Exhibition$162,3552014-09-01
████ █ ████ ███████Labor Maintenance$165,9952014-09-01
█████ █████ █████ █████Catering$109,9792014-09-01

Personnel at GRAM

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Dana Friis-HansenDirector and Chief Executive Officer$179,900Oct. 18, 2019
Robert L. BranchChief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
███ █████Chief Curator-Aug. 10, 2019
████ ███████████████Director of Advancement-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ █████Director of Human Resources-Aug. 10, 2019
███████████ █████Director of Learning and Creativity-Aug. 10, 2019
█████████ █████Communications Manager-Aug. 10, 2019
███████ ██████Membership Manager-Aug. 10, 2019
███████ █████Manager of Fundraising Events-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ████Donor Relations Manager-Aug. 10, 2019
...and 20 more key personnel

Peer art museums

1Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA)501(c)(3)$6.5 millionKalamazoo, MI
2Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum501(c)(3)$19 millionBoston, MA
3Minnetrista Cultural Foundation501(c)(3)$4.7 millionMuncie, IN
4Olana Partnership501(c)(3)$2.7 millionHudson, NY
5Morris Museum of Art501(c)(3)$6.2 millionAugusta, GA
6Charles W Bowers Museum Corporation501(c)(3)$6.2 millionSanta Ana, CA
7Columbus Museum of Art (CMA)501(c)(3)$14 millionColumbus, OH
8Gibbes Museum of Art501(c)(3)$2.5 millionCharleston, SC
9Academy Art Museum501(c)(3)$4.0 millionEaston, MD
10San Antonio Museum of Art501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Antonio, TX
11Milwaukee Art Museum501(c)(3)$20 millionMilwaukee, WI
12Minneapolis Institute of Art501(c)(3)$45 millionMinneapolis, MN
13Dayton Art Institute (DAI)501(c)(3)$6.6 millionDayton, OH
14El Museo Del Barrio501(c)(3)$4.5 millionNew York, NY
15Institute of Contemporary Art La (SMMoA)501(c)(3)$2.4 millionLos Angeles, CA
16The Frick Pittsburgh501(c)(3)$7.2 millionPittsburgh, PA
17Aspen Art Museum501(c)(3)$6.0 millionAspen, CO
18Nevada Museum of Art (NMA)501(c)(3)$8.3 millionReno, NV
19Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA)501(c)(3)$4.4 millionKnoxville, TN
20National Sporting Library501(c)(3)$2.6 millionMiddleburg, VA
21Taubman Museum of Art501(c)(3)$5.6 millionRoanoke, VA
22Butler Institute of American Art501(c)(3)$8.8 millionYoungstown, OH
23Amon Carter Museum of American Art501(c)(3)$26 millionFort Worth, TX
24The Columbus Museum501(c)(3)$5.0 millionColumbus, GA
25Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA)501(c)(3)$2.8 millionSaint Paul, MN