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MUSEUM HOURS & ADMISSION

HOURS:
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun: 11am – 5pm, Thurs: 11am – 8pm, Closed Mondays

ADMISSION: Adult $10, Seniors (65+) $8, Students (17+ with school I.D) $6
Children 16 & under: Free, Museum members: Free

MEIJER FOUNDATION FREE THURSDAYS: Free admission all day, 11am – 8pm. Underwritten by THE MEIJER FOUNDATION.


SUPER SATURDAYS FREE ADMISSION on 2nd Saturdays of the month. Underwritten by Howmet Aerospace.

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J2B2 John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band at the Muskegon Museum of Art March 25

J2B2 John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band will perform in concert at the Muskegon Museum of Art on Friday, March 25 at 7:00 pm.  J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup, featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians, John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals, delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before.

The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable virtuosity, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals, and seasoned showmanship.

“Brilliant guitarist!”  – ELTON JOHN

“John Jorgenson is one of my most favorite players. My guitarist’s guitarist.” – PETER FRAMPTON

“If there was one guitar player I’d like to be, it would be John Jorgenson.” – BRAD PAISLEY

“This is a display of virtuosity rarely rendered.” – FRETBOARD JOURNAL

“John Jorgenson is one of the most respected guitarists in the world…” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

About J2B2

Jorgenson and Pedersen are founders (with Chris Hillman of The Byrds) of the formative country rock group Desert Rose Band. Jorgenson went on to found the Hellecasters, toured with Elton John for six years and worked with artists from Barbra Streisand and Bonnie Raitt to Earl Scruggs and Tom Petty. Jorgenson portrayed Django Reinhardt in the Hollywood feature film Head in the Clouds starring Charlize Theron. In 2008, Jorgenson won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental with Brad Paisley and was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album with Earl Scruggs.

Pedersen was a member of legendary bluegrass band The Dillards as well as bluegrass super-group Old and In the Way and has worked with such music legends as Chris Hillman, Earl Scruggs, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Tony Rice, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne, and John Denver.

Mark Fain played bass for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for 13 years. He toured and recorded with The Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Alison Krauss, and Dolly Parton, as well as producing many artists in jazz, country, bluegrass, and gospel genres. Patrick Sauber is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured with Peter Rowan and Laurie Lewis and appeared on screen in A Mighty Wind.

Tickets

Advance tickets are $30, $20 for MMA Members, and $35 at the door. Purchase at the MMA Store or call 231.720.2580. Doors open at 6:00 pm and a cash bar will be available before the show.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, Michigan. Visitor information is available at muskegonartmuseum.org.

Play MiniARTure Golf at the Muskegon Museum of Art Beginning January 6

MUSKEGON, MI — Come play mini-golf at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Explore the galleries and art as you perfect your putt in a fully playable, 9-hole mini-golf course that is filled with challenging obstacles, mazes, optical illusions, towering sculptures, and more!

Each hole is custom designed and inspired by artwork from the museum’s private collection. Take a trip to Venice, play “The Floor is Lava”, and get lost in the woods in this exciting and unique family-friendly exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art.

All ages are welcome, so bring your family, friends, and maybe even your co-workers. You can even reserve a private golf evening at the MMA for your business, organization, or private party. Contact the Muskegon Museum of Art for details.

Admission for MiniARTture Golf at the MMA is free for MMA members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for kids 17 and under.

MiniARTure Golf at the Muskegon Museum of Art. January 6 – May 22.

For more information or questions, contact Kristina Broughton at [email protected] or call at (231) 720-2574.

 

80’s Hip-Hop Inspired Exhibition by Detroit Artist, Tiff Massey, Opening at the Muskegon Museum of Art November 11

MUSKEGON, MI — Multimedia artist and metalsmith, Tiff Massey, brings Jewelry Box, a 1980’s hip-hop fashion-inspired exhibition to the Muskegon Museum of Art from November 11, 2021 through February 20, 2022.

Jewelry Box is an immersive experience where large-scale jewelry pieces, gold, and mirrors will transform the MMA’s Olthoff Gallery into a flashy display of dynamic exploration, self-identity, and fashion. Massey uses the concept of adornment as an examination of African diaspora and issues of race, class, and popular culture.

Massey was the first black woman to earn an MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and maintains her studio practice in Detroit. Her art has been featured around the US and internationally, garnering multiple awards, such as a two-time winner of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge and a 2015 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship recipient.

The opening reception will be held at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440, on Thursday, November 11 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, followed by an Artist Talk at 7:00 pm.

The Tiff Massey: Jewelry Box Exhibition is underwritten by Fifth Third Bank.

For more information or questions, contact Kristina Broughton at [email protected] or call at (231) 720-2574.

SCULPTURE ARTISTS LITTLETON AND VOGEL RETURN TO MUSKEGON

John Littleton and Kate Vogel
Celebrating Muskegon
Steel, cast glass, LED lights, 2020
Visit Muskegon @SharklessSea (Mark Vincent Polett

John Littleton and Kate Vogel, the artists who created CELEBRATING MUSKEGON, the outstanding sculpture in the roundabout at Lakeshore and Beach Street at Pere Marquette Beach installed this past April, will be at the Muskegon Museum of Art on Thursday, October 14. The artists will talk about their sculpture and about their more than 30 years of working together and creating art. More…

92nd Michigan Contemporary Exhibition Awards Announced

92nd MIContemporary Logo

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition opened Thursday, September 23, 2021, with a public reception and awards program. The 92nd Michigan Contemporary Exhibition runs through November 10, 2021. More…

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