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 an on-going guest lecture program and occasional visits to off-site cultural institutions.

Meetings and programs typically take place on the third Wednesday morning of the months of October, November, March, April and May.

Evening lecture opportunities are offered through the ArtSmarts series in fall and spring.

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

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.

2019 Fall Friends of Art Morning Programs

Friends of Art morning programs are free and open to the public. Paid admission is required for gallery entrance.

The Silver Artistry of Georg Jensen

Speaker: Yusif Hamati, M.D.
Wednesday, November 20, 10:30 am
For many years, Dr. Hamati, a local orthopedist, has collected objects crafted by Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. Inspired by nature, Georg Jensen’s distinctly Scandinavian jewelry, flatware and hollow-ware designs have appealed to generations of collectors and admirers, and have been acquired by royalty and world famous museums.