Press Releases

Muskegon Museum of Art brings author Timothy Egan to Frauenthal

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present a lecture by National Book Award Winner & New York Times Op-Ed Writer Timothy Egan at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 pm. The event is planned as part of the MMA’s historic exhibition, EDWARD CURTIS: THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN. Egan will speak about his 2012 award-winning book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis and will be available to autograph books following the lecture. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.StarTickets.com or at the Frauenthal Center box office.

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Regional Exhibition Art Entry

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.  Entry is now open for digital submissions at the www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ) website.  Free registration at the CaFÉ website is required. The entry deadline is July 29, 2017.

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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
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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.

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