Friends of Art was established in 1921 as an independent non-profit organization to promote the study of art and to support the Muskegon Museum of Art.

The Friends of Art group offers enrichment opportunities which are meant to deepen the museum experience.

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues, lectures for 2020 will be provided through online Zoom participation.

Membership dues are used for programs and operational expenses. Donations above the basic membership level are used to purchase gifts for the museum, most especially works of art.

In addition, the Friends of Art organization provides a monetary award for the annual Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition, support for the Festival of Trees and the annual Gala, and various physical improvements.

Friends of Art: 100th Anniversary

Watch for our special 100th Anniversary events in 2021, including Friends of Art: 100 Years, an exhibition of works of art donated by the Friends over the years.

ARTSMARTS! Spring Design Series

Program Descriptions

Design & Innovation 101
Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker Mei Mah

The Nature of Design
Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker Paola Antonelli

Graphic Design and Branding
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker John O’Neill

A Muskegon Museum of Art membership is prerequisite to joining the Friends of Art. Basic membership in Friends of Art is $25, with benevolent memberships above that level.  Please contact Tricia Lamiman at for Friends of Art membership information.



Albert Andre, Corbeille de Fruit, oil on canvas, not dated. Gift of the Friends of Art, 1929.3