Shaping the Future, Celebrating the Past

May 14 through August 30, 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 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.

MMA Members’ Reception
Exclusive preview event for MMA Members
Wednesday, May 13
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Public Opening Reception
Thursday, May 14
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us for a special announcement!
Free and open to the public

THE EXHIBITION

Shaping the Future, Celebrating the Past

Robert D. and C. Corcoran Tuttle Gallery
Illustrated timeline and drawings celebrate the past with drawings and other materials that reveal plans for the future

Laying the Cornerstone, October, 2011

Glass: Treasures from the Permanent Collection

L. C. and Margaret Walker A Gallery
Major exhibition showcasing 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, and Anonymous

   

Tiffany Group

Stephen Rolfe Powell
Lurid Gasp Johnson

 

Form from Fire: The Arts of Japan

L. C. and Margaret Walker B Gallery
Japanese ceramics and print collection

Underwritten by Michael & Patricia Wade

Utagawa Hiroshige
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Bridge Over Senzu River,
circa 1856

Sumida Ware, circa 1890-1941
Thousand and One Monkey Vase (detail)

Pictures of the Best Kind

Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery
The MMA’s most recognized and celebrated works of art by contemporary and historic artists

Underwritten by PNC Bank

Robert Henri
Laughing Child, 1907

From Dürer to Rembrandt: Five Centuries of Art and Faith

Theodore and Joan Operhall Gallery
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.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Descent from the Cross by Torchlight
1654
Gift of Mr. Max Ashendorf
1961.2

Joos van Cleve
St. Jerome in Penitence
circa 1516-18

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

Theodore and Joan Operhall Gallery
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
The Mandolin Player
circa 1889

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

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

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Placating the Spirit of a Slain Eagle – Assiniboin
Copyright 1926, published 1928

A Living Legacy: Modern and Contemporary Art

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

Maria Tomasula
Please Don’t Go
2010