Date Event
  Exhibits in Grand Rapids
On display through November 3, 2019

Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford

An exhibition of photography by President Gerald Ford's personal White House photographer, David Hume Kennerly, who personally selected each image, creating what he calls "a close-up portrait of President Ford's humanity." Special thanks to the exhibit sponsors: Frey Foundation and Bank of America.

September 23 - November 3, 2019

3D Expressions
Juror: Bruce Hoffman

Explore a New Dimension in Contemporary Fiber Art
SAQA's Global Exhibition 3D Expression offers an intriguing glimpse into a new dimension of art quilts, creatively interpreted by artists from 14 US states and 10 countries (in fact, 36% are from outside the US).

The wide variety of pieces include vessels, wearables, wall-pieces, and sculptural artworks. This cutting-edge exhibition shows how textile art can expand both into the third dimension and into the future.

  Programs in Grand Rapids
Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:00 PM

“Fabric Mosaic” 
with ArtPrize winner (2013 and 2015) Ann Loveless

The Ford Presidential Museum is hosting a 3-hour class, taught by Master Quilter, Ann Loveless.  During the class, you will make a 4” x 6” mosaic-like art quilt. It will involve fusible web and free-motion machine quilting. Participants will be creating an autumn woodland scene.  Cost to attend is $20.00 per attendee. Reservations can be made at 616.254.0384 or ford_events@nara.gov. The class will be limited to 25. If registration is over 25, we will put names on a wait list.

Monday, October 21, 2019
7:00 PM
Eberhard Center

Presidential Character - THE X-FACTOR
Michael Beschloss




As a presidential election looms, Michael Beschloss joins us for our Character and the Presidency series, sharing his wealth of knowledge on the qualities that create a president.This event is a co-sponsorship between the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Reservations required. Click here to reserve your seat!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 PM

Dawn of the Code War
John Carlin

Former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin takes us to the front lines of a global but little understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies. Today, as our entire economy goes digital, from banking to manufacturing to transportation, the potential targets for our enemies multiply. This firsthand account is both a remarkable untold story and a warning of dangers yet to come. Click here to reserve your seat.