ford museum en Yes, even ArtPrize affected by potential federal shutdown <p><br />The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum&#39;s employees have been &quot;busting their tails&quot; to make&nbsp;ArtPrize&nbsp;go smoothly, in the words of one&nbsp;ArtPrize&nbsp;organizer.</p><p>It&#39;s their big spotlight: last year, some 195,000 visitors trooped through the museum to check out the&nbsp;ArtPrize&nbsp;entries housed in the Ford. Even more visitors are expected this year, according to one museum official.</p><p>But now, with a government shutdown just hours away, the Ford museum could go dark at midnight tonight.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:05:52 +0000 Kate Wells 14653 at Yes, even ArtPrize affected by potential federal shutdown Ford at 100 <p>Michigan celebrates what would have been President Gerald R. Ford's 100th birthday this weekend.</p><p></p><p>Ford grew up in Grand Rapids and attended the University of Michigan in his youth.</p><p></p><p>Jim Kratsas is the Deputy Director at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids. He says the late president's legacy is known around his native Michigan.</p><p></p><p>“It's a time to celebrate Michigan's favorite son,” says Kratsas.</p><p></p><p>He says the late president was also deeply involved in the local community.</p><p></p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:59:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13519 at Ford at 100