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MMA Regional Poetry Competition

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s fourth annual Art Talks Back Regional Ekphrastic Poetry Competition opened Thursday, January 21, 2016. Ekphrasis is a literary, often dramatic, description or commentary on a visual work of art. Adult/college area writers residing within Michigan are invited to submit entries of original ekphrastic poems for the competition. Each entry must be based on one of a selected group of artworks from the MMA’s permanent collection and the exhibition Common Ground: African American Art.

The competition opens with a Writing Salon at the MMA on Thursday, January 21, 5:30-8:00 pm. More…

Regional Exhibition Entry Process Goes Digital

After several years of deliberation and feedback from artists, MMA Regional Exhibition entry has transitioned to a digital entry process. Beginning in 2016, entry will be exclusively online, with jurying done from digital images. Only artworks accepted by the juror will be delivered to the Museum. More…

Finding Common Ground

In November of 2015, the MMA launched FINDING COMMON GROUND, an ambitious and cohesive presentation of free community programming and events surrounding three seminal exhibitions of major African American artists:
•    The Public Life of Richard Hunt: 21st Century Projects open through January 24, 2016
•    Common Ground: African American Art from the Flint Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Muskegon Museum of Art, open December 10, 2015 through March 20, 2016
•    I, Too, Am America: The Art of Bryan Collier, open January 18 through April 17, 2016

This series of free public arts and cultural events will run through April 21, 2016. The programs include the three core exhibitions, a jazz performance, receptions, films, lectures, a poetry competition, and family activity days. More…

Extreme Fibers Digital Catalogue

Click on this link to view the exhibition catalogue for Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge. This exhibition premiered at the Muskegon Museum of Art. See Extreme Fibers at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan from December 13, 2015 through March 6, 2016.

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