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Happy Hour Painting @ the MMA

Open spots are still available for the next Happy Hour painting session at the Muskegon Museum of Art. This new round of painting and spirits will be held Thursday, October 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Artist Marlan Cotner will lead the class, using one of the MMA’s favorite permanent collection pieces as inspiration. The class fee is $30 ($25  for MMA members) and includes materials and your first beverage.
The class is for ages: 21 & up only and geared for all skill levels.
Please call 231.720.2580 by September 23 to register.


Extreme Fibers Digital Catalogue

Click on this link to view the exhibition catalogue for Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge.




SUNDAY noon to 5:00 pm
TUESDAY  11:00am to 5:00pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00am to 5:00pm
THURSDAY 11:00am to 8:00pm
FRIDAY 11:00am to 5:00pm
SATURDAY 11:00am to 5:00pm

Adult Admission: $8.00
Students 18 & older: $5.00 (with school I.D)
Children 17 & under: Free
Museum members: Free

MEIJER FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS: 4:00pm – 8:00pm – Free admission.

The Art of Gettysburg and the Civil War collaborative lecture series and tour program planned for fall

Muskegon Community College Art Instructor Tim Norris and History Instructors Kurt Troutman and George Maniates will present a voyage through Civil War American art and history in The Art of Gettysburg and the Civil War, a special series of six lectures will be presented at the Muskegon Museum of Art Frey Auditorium.  A special exhibition of Civil War era and related art will be on display in the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Tuttle Gallery to complement this program.
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Lecture Series
Mondays, through October 19, 6:00-8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art Auditorium
Auditorium doors open at 5:30 pm
$10 per lecture, pay at the door in the MMA Gift Store

The lecture series will be followed by an optional four-day guided excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in October 2015. The project is a collaboration of Muskegon Community College and the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Learn how the Civil War—the pivotal event in American history—not only changed the course of our country but also shaped the work of artists such as Winslow Homer, an artist represented in both painting and fine art prints in the Permanent Collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art. Gain an understanding of how our nation’s memorials and monuments have evolved over time and how the fledgling art of photography came of age in the 1860s to forever change people’s view of war.

The deadline to register for either the lecture series or trip, or the combination of both is September 11. 2015.

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Colossal Avian Avatars flock to Muskegon

The Muskegon Museum of Art announces that Avian Avatars, an art installation of five colossal sculptures, each symbolizing a mythical bird, designed by The Myth Makers, artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, will arrive in Muskegon on April 27, 2015. The sculptures are crafted from maple saplings, wire ties, and found objects, and stand from 18 to 26 feet tall. Each of the sculptures will be installed in a different downtown Muskegon location for a full year, from April 27, 2015 through May 1, 2016. Avian Avatars is currently on display in the Garment District of New York City, from where it will travel directly to Muskegon. More…