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November 21, 2013 through February 23, 2014
December 12, 2013 through February 9, 2014
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Wednesday, December 11
Thursday, December 12
Thursday, December 12
Through late September 2012
MUSEUM FAVORITES, SALON STYLE
The Muskegon Museum of Art has gone sky-high to bring you a selection of some of the best and brightest works of art from our first 100 years—works that have defined this institution since its opening to the public on June 21, 1912. The Ernest and Marjorie Cooper Gallery has been transformed in true Paris Salon fashion. More than 40 paintings rise to the ceiling in all their finery—including works by John Steuart Curry, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Alfred Sisley, Joos van Cleve, Pierre Bonnard, Camille Pissarro, Charles Hawthorne, and so many others. This summer, we think more is more, and more is better!
This abundant showing of MMA masterpieces in the Cooper Gallery and the Marble Hall is our way of keeping Charles Hackley’s dream—his 1905 bequest of $150,000 to collect “pictures of the best kind”—at the forefront of our year-long presentation of artwork celebrating the Museum’s 2012 Centennial. Our beloved “old standards” continue to hold court, even though their usual display locations—the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery, the Theodore and Joan Operhall Gallery, and the Thelma and Paul Wiener Gallery—have been temporarily displaced. Now, the Cannon, Operhall, and Wiener galleries are filled with exceptional works that mark the Museum’s second century, New Art for the New Century—more than 100 artworks that have been acquired for the permanent collection in honor of the Museum’s 100th Anniversary.
Enjoy these all-time favorites and, as part of the Museum’s special offerings, spend time with the beautiful Mary Cassatt, Baby on Mother’s Arm. The Cassat is on loan to the MMA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, in generous exchange for our lending Henry Ossawa Tanner’s The Holy Family to PAFA’s nationally traveling exhibition Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit.
Underwritten by SPX Corporation, 100th Year Centennial Partner