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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

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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. Artists can submit up to five 4 x 6 inch cards in a wide array of media.

Deadline to Submit Postcard Salon Artwork: Sunday, February 12, 5:00 pm More…

Chinese New Year Date Night

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Chinese New Year Date Night

Celebrate the new year once more at a festive Chinese New Year Date Night hosted in the Muskegon Museum of Art galleries on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Your ticket is a great value and includes Asian hors d’oeuvres, museum admission, and a special gallery talk by MMA Sr. Curator Art Martin, inspired by the exhibition How to Return: Contemporary Chinese Photography.

$20 per person/$15 member price. Full cash bar. Purchase tickets at the MMA Gift Store or call 231.720.2580.

Menu by Hearthstone Banquets & Catering

Crab & Avocado Sushi Rolls
Vegetable Spring Rolls & Peanut Sauce
Szechuan Grilled Shrimp & Snow Pea Spoons
Mini Steamed Hoisin Pork Bao Buns
Ahi Tuna & Wasabi Citrus Aioli on Crispy Seasoned Wontons More…

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…

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard

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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
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