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The Preacher and His Congregation opens season of faith-related art

Photo by James Perry Walker "Reverend Louis Cole"

Photo by James Perry Walker
“Reverend Louis Cole”

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present two exhibitions of religious faith-based artwork to run late fall through much of the winter. The first of these, The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker opens November 10, 2016, and runs through March 5, 2017. The public is invited to an reception and special program to celebrate the opening on Thursday, November 10, starting at 5:30 pm.  More…

MMA Festival of Trees opens November 17


The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 12th annual Festival of Trees community holiday celebration runs Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 27. With vintage Downtown Muskegon holiday city scenes as the backdrop of this year’s event, volunteers will transform MMA galleries into a festive holiday setting of themed trees and décor. More…

ArtSmarts! Fall Lecture Series

Joos van Cleve Flemish, ca. 1485-ca. 1540 St. Jerome in Penitence Oil on wood panel, circa 1516-18 Hackley Picture Fund Purchase 1940.47

Joos van Cleve
Flemish, ca. 1485-ca. 1540
St. Jerome in Penitence
Oil on wood panel, circa 1516-18
Hackley Picture Fund Purchase

The Muskegon Museum of Art Friends of Art will present ArtSmarts! Fall Lecture Series: The Art of Five Great Religions on Tuesday evenings, October 4 through November 1. The five-part lecture series features accomplished guest speakers who will discuss art and culture from five different faith systems: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism. The series is a prelude to the MMA’s Expressions of Faith, a major winter exhibition that will open December 8. Lectures start at 7:00 pm, with auditorium doors opening at 6:30 pm. Download the information brochure and registration form or pick up at the MMA Gift Store. Registrations must be received by October 1. More…

Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts

The Muskegon Museum of Art, in partnership with Guest Curator Nancy Crow, is proud to present Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts, a touring exhibition that showcases some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today. Circular Abstractions will exhibit at the MMA August 25 through November 6, 2016. The MMA invites the public to an opening event on Thursday, August 25 that starts with a 5:30 pm reception. At 7:00 pm, guests will be invited to join the artists in the exhibition on a walk through the galleries as they discuss their work. This event is free and open to the public. More…

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard


Muskegon’s aMazing Museums

Did you know that we have 16 museums in Muskegon County that offer local residents and visitors the opportunity to learn about area history, ships, inspiring art, industries, lighthouses and historic buildings, plus the people who made this city what it is today? Muskegon’s aMazing Museums (M3) have joined together to collaborate, share ideas, and work together to let our community know about the aMazing things to explore, enjoy and learn from the rich cultural experiences at museums right here in our community.

Some of our museums are seasonal, while others are open year round, so check their web sites or call for more information.  All of them offer fascinating exhibitions, activities and special events, so check out Muskegon’s aMazing Museums and discover the exciting things to do right here in the Muskegon Area! M3_Explorers_Map