The Art of Making: Sculpture and Fiber from the Permanent Collection

December 19 through March 22, 2020

Michael and Kay Olthoff Gallery

The Art of Making showcases artworks from the permanent collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art whose material is integral to their aesthetic and conceptual content. What the material is and how it is worked are essential to the artist’s message, shaping how we understand and relate to the object.

Featured artwork includes Caroline Lee’s geometric sculptures made from assembled forms of machined aluminum; totemic, bent copper sheet sculptures by Michael Hall; cast glass and found steel sculpture by Albert Young; basketry by Myrna Brunson and Gary Trentham; and fibers from Geary Jones, Kristina Aas, and Michael Olszewski.

In keeping their materials true to their origins, these artists invite understanding through the experiences of the viewer, of our day to day familiarity with common natural and manufactured objects. In doing so, they invite us to more closely examine the world around us, seeing inspiration in all we perceive.

Underwritten by Frank and Susan Bednarek

Media Sponsor: Blue Lake Public Radio

Caroline Lee
American, 1932-2014
Machined aluminum
Gift of the artist in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Muskegon Museum of Art


Sculpt It! Super Saturday

Free Family Fun Day

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Imagine it, plan it, sculpt it! Join us to explore The Art of Making with an art making activity, tours, and family film. Free admission and activities.