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 2021-2022 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


Friends of Art presented its Spring 2021 ArtSmarts! lecture series virtually on Zoom with three outstanding speakers on Design. The Fall 2021 ArtSmarts! lecture series looks exceedingly promising with an emphasis on Architecture in Michigan.

100th Anniversary

As Friends of Art continues celebrating its 100th Anniversary, they have been honored by having Mayor Gawron of Muskegon proclaim December 21st as Friends of Art Day! FOA has also received special tribute documents from Governor Whitmer, Senators Stabenow and Peters, and Congressman Huizenga.

Museum Support

For the upcoming museum expansion, Friends of Art is pleased to donate $10,000 for furnishings and art supplies for classrooms.


Please join our ever-growing community of art lovers which is open to all museum members. FOA helps to promote art education, special projects and art acquisitions at the museum. The 2021-2022 membership year begins June 1, 2021 and Annual dues are $25.

Members will receive:
FOA color catalogue of artworks donated over the last 100 years (new members)
Stemless wine glass etched with 100th anniversary logo (to those who join by September 1, 2021)

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