SHAPING THE FUTURE, CELEBRATING THE PAST

June 23 through November 29, 2020

The Muskegon Museum of Art holds an internationally recognized permanent collection of art, boasting important works by artists such as Edward Hopper, John Steuart Curry, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Winslow Homer, Elizabeth Catlett, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre Bonnard. Begun in 1910, today the collection features paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, sculpture, glass, and decorative arts covering a wide range of genres and time periods. A collecting institution, the MMA continues to acquire, through gift and purchase, both historic and contemporary art as a vital component of its mission. Through the summer and fall of 2020, all of our galleries will highlight and explore the various facets of our collection, celebrating our most recognized masterworks and bringing out more rarely seen objects that define over 100 years of collecting.

As the MMA looks to the next hundred years, join us in celebrating and exploring this renowned Muskegon treasure.

Virtual Preview Tour

Glass: Treasures from the Permanent Collection

L. C. and Margaret Walker A Gallery through November 29, 2020
This major exhibition showcases works by many of the artists that defined the studio glass movement along with works made by today’s new masters.

Underwritten by DTE Energy Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Hines Corp., Nichols, Lorin, Northern Trust, Rehmann, Anonymous, and GLASS SHAPERS: Shirley Gossett, Don & Nancy Crandall, Tim & Anne Erickson, Floyd & Caron Farmer, Patricia Flynn, Steven & Caroline Mayberry, Garry & Charlotte Olson, Vance & Deborah Smith.

   

Tiffany Group
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Secundino R. Veiga

Stephen Rolfe Powell (American, 1951-2019)
Lurid Gasp Johnson
Blown glass, 1999
Gift of Robert D. and C. Corcoran Tuttle
2005.1
Photo by Marc Hoeksema

 

 

The Arts of Japan

L. C. and Margaret Walker B Gallery through November 29, 2020
Japanese ceramics and print collection
Underwritten by The Hilt Foundation and Michael & Patricia Wade

Sumida Ware (Japanese, circa 1890-1941)
Thousand and One Monkey Vase (detail)
Glazed ceramic, not dated
Gift of George and Martha Hilt. 1997.189

 

Pictures of the Best Kind

Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery through November 29, 2020
The MMA’s most recognized and celebrated works of art by contemporary and historic artists.
Underwritten by PNC Bank

Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967)
New York Restaurant
Oil on canvas, 1922
Hackley Picture Fund Purchase, 1936.12

 

 

From Dürer to Rembrandt: Five Centuries of Art and Faith

Theodore and Joan Operhall Gallery through November 29, 2020
Works on paper from the earliest days of printmaking in 15th-century Germany and 17th-century Holland along with paintings by Dutch, German, and Swedish artists demonstrate the significant influence of faith on the advancement of art.

Joos van Cleve (Flemish, circa 1485-circa 1540)
St. Jerome in Penitence
Oil on wood panel
circa 1516-18
Hackley Picture Fund Purchase. 1940.47

Graphic: 19th- and 20th-Century Prints and Watercolors

Theodore and Joan Operhall Gallery through November 29, 2020
Examples from the golden age of printmaking in late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe to the etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and screenprints of today

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926)
The Mandolin Player
Etching on paper, circa 1889
Purchase, L.C. and Margaret Walker Fund. 1949.13

The Artist’s Lens: 20th- and 21st-Century Photography

Alcoa Foundation/Ernest and Marjorie Cooper Gallery through September 27, 2020
Photography by nationally and internationally recognized photographers, including a selection of prints from Edward Curtis’s photographic masterpiece The North American Indian, as well as our own Michigan artists.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868-1952)
Placating the Spirit of a Slain Eagle – Assiniboin
Photogravure on Holland paper, copyright 1926
Purchased by subscription, transferred from the Hackley Public Library and Muskegon Public Schools. 2014.6.634

 

A Living Legacy: Modern and Contemporary Art

Michael and Kay Olthoff/Thelma and Paul Wiener Gallery through September 27, 2020
Modern pieces that bridge the distance between our early paintings and today’s art and works by contemporary artists

Maria Tomasula (American, born 1958)
Please Don’t Go
Oil on panel, 2010
Purchased in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Muskegon Museum of Art, through the Shaw and Betty Walker Foundation Fund. 2012.8