The Olympics are Coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will open a new mini exhibit An Olympic View, this Saturday July 23rd. With the Summer Olympics arriving soon, this exhibit celebrates the history of the Games, athletes from Grand Rapids, as well as the Brazil, the 2016 host.
This year is the first year the Olympics will take place in a South American country. An Olympic View allows you to learn more about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil leading up to and during the 2016 Summer Olympics. You will learn about Ancient Greek history and see Ancient Greek artifacts that are part of the GRPM’s Collections. Other artifacts include insect jewelry, Brazilian coins, ancient Greek Lekythos as well as much more.
In the modern era, 12 athletes from Grand Rapids have competed in Olympic Games. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about each of these 12 athletes, their sport and if they were Olympic medalists. In An Olympic View visitors will explore the locations of the modern Olympic Games. And, of course, you will have to pose as a gold medalist in this year’s Olympics in an interactive photo area.
Admission to the mini exhibit An Olympic View will be included with general admission to GRPM. This exhibit will be on display from July 23 – August 21, 2016, coinciding with the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.
For further details visit grpm.org.