Press Releases

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.

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Expressions of Faith this winter at the MMA

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
1940.47

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present Expressions of Faith: Religious Works from the Permanent Collection with Rare Manuscripts from the Van Kampen Collection as its main winter exhibition. Expressions of Faith opens on Thursday, December 8 with a public reception and lecture by Calvin College Professor of Art and Art History Henry Luttikhuizen. The reception will start at 5:30 pm and the lecture will start at 7:00 pm. The event is free. The exhibition will run through February 12, 2017. More…