Vegetable Lamb of America: The Art of Sarah Wagner

December 14 through March 18, 2018

Sarah Wagner sculpts in wood and fabric, creating animals and environments that address the fragility and resilience of Nature and humanity’s impact on its surroundings. Her art is inspired and informed by the city of Detroit, where she lives and works. For her Muskegon Museum of Art exhibition, Wagner is creating a new installation inspired by the history of the cultivation of cotton, and its impact on the development of capitalism and industrialism around the world. See Vegetable Lamb legend

Sarah Wagner has exhibited around the world, and is the recipient of two major artist awards: the Pollock/Krasner Grant in 2009 and a Joan Mitchell Fellowship in 2014. Her piece, Wormwood Bones; Feral Fade was part of the MMA’s traveling exhibition Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber, and was added to the permanent collection in 2015.



Tuesday, December 12, 6:00-7:00 pm
Back Stage Crash Course – MMA MEMBERS ONLY
Join us for this behind the scenes view of the installation of Sarah Wagner’s artwork for the exhibition Sarah Wagner: Vegetable Lamb of America. Members will meet the artist and get the true insider’s view of what goes into developing, creating, and installing a large scale exhibition.

Sarah Wagner with installation object

Pattern for Vegetable Lamb of America