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91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening Reception

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Opening Event

The 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition (formerly the annual Regional Exhibition) continues a rich legacy of showcasing the work of Michigan artists, from talented beginners to accomplished professionals. A competitive show, the Michigan Contemporary presents a look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring today’s Michigan artists. Featured media include painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and installation. A visitor favorite, the exhibition engages, challenges, and inspires conversation.

5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Awards Program
7:00 pm Meet the Artists
Rejoin the artists in the exhibition after the awards program. Stay to meet and congratulate the winners and enjoy more time together to end the celebratory evening.
This event is free and open to the public.

About the Juror

Juror Amy Chaloupa

Photo courtesy of Amy Chaloupa

This year’s juror is independent curator and arts consultant Amy Chaloupka. A practicing artist, she has exhibited widely and created several public works including permanent installations in Santa Fe, Chicago, and Madison, Wisconsin. Since 2008, she has curated more than 15 contemporary exhibitions featuring national and international artists for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Now working as an Independent Curator in the Pacific Northwest, she serves on the Arts Commission for the City of Bellingham, lectures and teaches within the Art and Art History Department at Western Washington University, and curates museum exhibitions.


The 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition is underwritten by Warner Norcross + Judd LLP and Shape Corp.

Awards are underwritten by The Swanson Pickle Company.


September 5
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Muskegon Museum of Art


Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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