Grand Rapids Public Museum opens mini exhibit on nursing

The Grand Rapids Public Museum will be opening the mini exhibit
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will be opening the mini exhibit “Nursing: A Dynamic Profession” this week.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will open the new mini exhibit “Nursing: A Dynamic Profession” Wednesday, April 27. In recognition of the nursing profession, this exhibit celebrates the contributions of nurses throughout West Michigan and around the globe during the month of May, coinciding with National Nurses Week.


From nursing on the battlefield to the ICU, the exhibit showcases objects of nursing practice from the past and present day. These objects and their stories connect us to the profound effect nurses have had, and continue to have, on our quality of life.


As part of this mini exhibitthe Museum will be showing The American Nurse, a heart-warming film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the work and lives of nurses. Showings of The American Nurse will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Meijer Theater. Tickets are $10 per person and include general admission to the Museum.


Admission to the mini exhibit “Nursing – A Dynamic Profession” will be included with general admission to GRPM. This exhibit will be on display from April 27 – May 29, 2016.


The Museum plans to showcase several mini-exhibitions, or pop-up exhibits, each year. They are modeled after pop-up stores, and are intended to be shorter in duration, showcase something new, tie into national and current events and showcase the GRPM’s Collections on a routine basis to the community. For further details visit