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Summer shows offer eclectic trip through American history and culture

Overview

The Muskegon Museum of Art offers exhibitions rooted in American history and culture this summer, starting with a selection of 150 photogravures from The North American Indian by Edward Curtis, and moving to more recent times with vintage motorcycles from area bike collectors, 1951 stock car race photos, contemporary hyper-realistic sculptures of people, and a circus peanut and honey bear installation created from wax.

Exhibition Schedule

May 17 through August 12, 2018
Up Close and Personal: The Ultra-Realistic Sculpture of Marc Sijan
American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle AND Whiskey Ridge: The Summer of ‘51
May 24 through September 9, 2018
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
June 21 through September 16, 2018
Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples
Additional exhibitions on display throughout the summer:
Pictures of the Best Kind: Treasures from the Permanent Collection
• Picasso in Print: 20th Century European Masters

Opening Receptions

Special events and programs will accompany the exhibitions, starting with free public receptions to open the shows:
Thursday, May 17, 5:30-8:00 pm
Up Close and Personal: The Ultra-Realistic Sculpture of Marc Sijan
• American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle AND Whiskey Ridge: The Summer of ‘51
Thursday, May 24, 5:30-8:00 pm
• The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
Thursday, June 21, 5:30-8:00 pm
• Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples