Pieces of Pieces: Expressions of Faith at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Expressions of Faith features imagery from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, as well as spiritual traditions of Africa and Japan.
The exhibition showcases the wealth of the Muskegon Museum’s collection, reminding viewers of the past zeal for collecting.

Machine Aesthetics: Sculpture by David Deming at the Muskegon Museum of Art

by Tamara Fox David Deming’s show at the Muskegon Museum of Art is comprised of approximately thirty sculptures, as well as several drawings and wood maquettes. The latter give insight into the artist’s working process, as well as the origin of several repeated forms. Some of the featured abstract motifs have been explored by Deming … Continue reading

Muskegon Museum of Art Showcases Exceptional Modern & Contemporary Art by African American Artists

Charles Henry Alston, Untitled:Couple, c. 1945-50 Common Ground at the Muskegon Museum, features art from three regional collections, chronicling the history of African American art from the 17th century through today. Its divided into five categories arranged thematically, with an emphasis on the past fifty years.   Aminah Robinson, Timelessness of Life: Pages in History, … Continue reading

COMMON GROUND Exhibition Proves There’s More Ground to Cover

The Flint Institute of Arts, the Muskegon Museum of Arts and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts have covered many leagues in their collection of African American Art. COMMON GROUND, now at the Muskegon Museum of Art shows how far the three companions have traveled in their shared mission

Loom: The Tandem Tapestries of David Johnson and Geary Jones

“The collaborative tapestries by David Johnson and Geary Jones explode with riotous color and pattern…”

Stuffed! Extreme Fibers at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Extreme Fibers showcases an extraordinary sampling of contemporary textile art.

Abstract Painter Manierre Dawson Saw the Trees for the Forest and the Forest for the Trees

First, before reading a word, realize that you are running out of time. “Manierre Dawson: Engineering Abstraction” closes Sunday, August 9th, at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibit will travel to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, opening August 29th, 2015, but to wait is foolishness. This exhibit must be engaged while the Michigan summer sun still … Continue reading

The Essential Elijah Pierce is An Exhibition that Travels the Way Woodcarver Elijah Pierce Once Traveled, with a Bible and a Book of Wood.

First, before warbling like an overfed thrush the praises of the Muskegon Museum of Art, allow me to confess a deep connection to the regional museum three blocks from my home. The museum is my home museum, and I have attended scores of events since 2008, openings and lectures, and even have begun to produce … Continue reading

Rock that Yields: “Jason Quigno: Harmony in Stone”, at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Jason Quigno works exclusively in stone, but with a variety of types which is exceptional, because while the finished product may have superficial similarities, each stone has inherent properties that are nearly as different as wood is to metal.  Soapstone is waxy, alabaster is translucent and brittle, marble allows crisp detailed carving, limestone is soft, … Continue reading

Andrea Kowch’s Lucid Dreamers at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Andrea Kowch: Dream Fields, is on-view at the Muskegon Museum of Art through October 27. The exhibition includes twelve large paintings and several preliminary studies, depicting women assuming unremarkable activities, in spare prairie landscapes, or shabby farmhouse interiors. Kowch’s painting Sojourn was exhibitied at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in conjunction with ArtPrize 2012.  Sojourn (2011) features … Continue reading