Regional Exhibition Schedule Changes

The 89th Annual Regional Exhibition will run September 28 through November 8, 2017.

This change to a fall schedule determines a different artwork entry time frame. More…

Statewide Exhibition: Seaside Two Paintings from the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts

William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905)
Sisters on the Shore
Oil on canvas, 1896
Gift of Charles Willis Ward
Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Different in style and technique, these artworks by William Adolphe Bouguereau and Edouard Manet depict figures by the shore, a popular subject for artists across cultures and centuries. This traveling exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Muskegon Museum of Art will supplement the Muskegon appearance with seaside paintings from its own permanent collection. More…

Art Talks Back Contest is Open

Art Talks Back: A Poetry Contest Based on Art

All adult/college area writers residing within the state of Michigan are invited to create original ekphrastic poems based on one of 10 selected works of art from the Muskegon Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Cash prizes, Museum memberships, and gift certificates will be awarded to the winning poets. The competition opens January 19 and ends March 23. An Awards Ceremony and Award Winners Reading will be held April 20, 6:00 pm.

DOWNLOAD (PDFs): Art Talk 2017 competition guidelines, images of selected works, and required entry form
or pick them up at the Museum Gift Store. More…

2017 Postcard Salon

Postcard Salon Exhibition and Sale

The Annual Postcard Salon exhibition and sale returns February 23 through March 9 to showcase the creative talents of West Michigan artists of all ages, from beginners to accomplished professionals. Past years have seen over 1,000 cards on view, and visitors can spend hours hunting for favorites.


Support provided by:
National Endowment for the Arts
MMA Education Partner: