Frequently Asked Questions
UICA's FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Do you accept artist submissions?
Yes. Exhibition opportunities are presented on our website under the footer “Apply for a Show.” All submissions are received through a web based service called SlideRoom. UICA will not accept written submissions by mail.
Where can I park?
The most convenient parking is The Gallery Ramp, located in the same building as UICA. The entrance for The Gallery Ramp is on Commerce Ave. at Fulton, and the ramp is operated by the City of Grand Rapids. UICA does not validate parking. There is one hour free parking in the Monroe Center Ramp, located one block northwest of UICA. View a Downtown Grand Rapids Parking Map
Do you have group admission rates?
Yes. Groups of 10 or more will receive $4 admission per person.
Can you appraise works of art?
No. You can find a certified appraiser at appraisers.org.
Do you allow dogs in the museum?
Service animals are always welcome in the museum. We ask that other dogs remain at home.
I cannot find your front door. Help me.
Our front door is located at the corner of Fulton and Division. You can also enter from the The Gallery Parking Ramp on the first floor, at the east side of the lot. Look for the pink hallway.
Can I take pictures in the museum?
You are welcome to take photographs in the museum for your personal, non-commercial use, unless otherwise posted in a specific gallery. All commercial or portrait shoots must be scheduled in advance outside of regular museum hours. Rental and staffing fees may apply. All photo requests, including requests for images of objects or the building for publication, can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I store my backpack/coat/loaf of bread?
Storage is available in UICA’s coat closet, located by the front desk.
Do you have seating in the galleries?
Benches and chairs are available on every floor. If you have specific requests, please contact a staff person upon arrival.
Can I bring my stroller?
Yes. Strollers are permitted throughout the museum.
Can I bring my toddler?
Yes. Children under the age of 6 are free.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes. UICA’s galleries, offices, restrooms and public spaces are all wheelchair accessible.
Looking at art makes me thirsty
UICA’s concession stand, located on the Lower Level, is open on weekdays from 5–9 PM, and on weekends from 12–9 PM.