Two Legendary Women, One Great Michigan City

Two prestigious museums in Grand Rapids hosting world class exhibits on Betty Ford, Princess Diana

Oct 19, 2010, 10:36 ET from Grand Rapids Art Museum

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Rapids Art Museum will host Diana – A Celebration, an award-winning exhibition showcasing the life and humanitarian work of one of the 20th century's most remarkable women, from Nov. 9 until Feb. 16. The exhibition's nine galleries will feature more than 150 personal objects including her royal wedding gown, 28 designer dresses, family heirlooms, personal mementos and rare home movies.

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Tickets for Diana – A Celebration can be purchased at the GRAM information desk, online at startickets.com, by calling 1-800-585-3737 or in all Star Tickets locations in Michigan Meijer stores. Tickets must be purchased for a specific date and time. Ticket prices are set at $20 for adults, $18 for seniors/students, $15 for youth ages 6 – 17, free for children 5 and under, $15 for tour groups (defined at 10 or more) and $5 for GRAM members. Visitors who purchase their tickets at Star Tickets in Michigan Meijer stores will receive $3 off the adult admission price.

In addition to Diana – A Celebration, almost simultaneously, The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is hosting Betty Ford – An Extraordinary Life, which runs from Oct. 27 through February 27, 2011. The exhibit will feature those items that speak to Mrs. Ford's unique life – from her Grand Rapids upbringing to a career in fashion and dance, to a congressman's wife, First Lady, to helping millions with breast cancer awareness and overcoming for herself and helping others defeat chemical dependency. The exhibit will offer a rare opportunity to see the collection of one of America's most admired First Ladies. For tickets or more information, call 616-254-0400 or go to fordlibrarymuseum.gov.

Special travel packages available in Grand Rapids (available from Nov. 9 until Feb. 16):

Courtyard by Marriott ($154 per night):

  • Overnight accommodations
  • 2 VIP tickets to Diana – A Celebration (including audio tour)

JW Marriott ($259 per night):

  • Overnight accommodations
  • 2 VIP tickets to Diana – A Celebration (including audio tour)
  • $50 Vasaio Spa credit
  • Breakfast buffet for two in Six.One.Six
  • Valet parking

JW Marriott ($189 per night):

  • Overnight accommodations
  • 2 VIP tickets to Diana – A Celebration (including audio tour)

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel ($229 per night):

  • Overnight accommodations
  • 2 VIP tickets to Diana – A Celebration (including audio tour)
  • $50 Vasaio Spa credit good for any massage or body treatment
  • $25 breakfast credit
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness center access

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel ($169 per night):

  • Overnight accommodations
  • 2 VIP tickets to Diana – A Celebration (including audio tour)
  • Fitness center access

Contact:

Michael Zalewski


zalewski@seyferthpr.com


800.435.9539



SOURCE Grand Rapids Art Museum