In 2021, The Friends of Art celebrates its 100th Anniversary as an organization dedicated to the study of the visual arts and the support of the Muskegon Museum of Art. In recognition of their long legacy of support, the MMA is excited to feature a selection of almost 30 artworks donated by the Friends to the museum’s own permanent collection over the decades. Visitors will discover a rich diversity of objects along with some of the museum’s most significant works of art, including pieces by James Richmond Barthé and Paul Howard Manship and one of our signature paintings, Tunis Ponsen’s Yacht Club Pier.
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Tunis Ponsen American, 1891-1968 Yacht Club Pier Oil on canvas, 1931 Gift of the Friends of Art 1931.1
Paul Howard Manship (American, 1885-1966) Flight of Europa Bronze on onyx base, 1928 Gift of the Friends of Art 1944.1a-e
Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Gates of the Valley, Winter Silverprint photograph, 1948 Gift of the Friends of Art 1989.146.9
The artistic and technical contributions Ansel Adams made to photography established him as a legendary figure in American art. Seen by millions of viewers during his lifetime, Adams’s images documented the American wilderness, capturing transitory moments of light and weather that gave his subjects an emotive power not previously seen in landscape photography.
This exhibition features 24 iconic images of Yosemite National Park, the location and pictures that defined Adams’s internationally celebrated career. The Photographs of Yosemite reveals the emotionally evocative power of the photographer’s eye and technical prowess, establishing unforgettable scenes of America’s natural grandeur.
Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Half Dome, Merced River, Winter from The Photographs of Yosemite Suite Silverprint photograph, 1938 Gift of the Friends of Art 1989.146.12
This virtual storytime hosted by the Muskegon Museum of Art features Dads on Deck member Andre Pierce reading Beautiful Blackbird written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan. Premieres APRIL 15, 5:00 pm.
This virtual storytime hosted by the Muskegon Museum of Art features Dads on Deck member Norman Young reading Josephinewritten by Patricia Hruby and illustrated by Christian Robinson. Both parts premiere APRIL 22, 5:00 pm.
EXPRESSIONS REVISITED: 39th Annual Muskegon County Student Art Exhibition
March 25 through May 9, 2021
39th Annual Muskegon County Student Art Exhibition
Expressions, the annual Muskegon County student art exhibition, is an annual collaboration between the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) and the MMA that showcases the artistic talents of Muskegon County K-12 students. This year’s exhibition features student artworks in a variety of media that have been purchased by the MAISD in previous years. The works on display were selected from the MAISD collection by the Muskegon Museum of Art and MAISD staff.
CALL-FOR-ENTRY: 92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition
April 5 through July 9, 2021
92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition
Entry open April 5 through July 9, 2021
The 92nd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition (September 23 through November 10, 2021) continues our legacy of showcasing the work of Michigan artists, from talented beginners to accomplished professionals. This competitive show presents a look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring today’s Michigan artists. A visitor favorite, the exhibition engages, challenges, and inspires conversation. Entry is open to Michigan residents ages 18 and over.
Entry fee is $35, for up to two works. Members are $20 with code (please call 231-720-2571 to get discount code before entering).
Digital submission of entries is available at www.callforentry.org starting April 5, with a deadline of July 9, 2021.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE CALL-FOR-ENTRY RULES AND TERMS BEFORE APPLYING.
SUBMIT IMAGES FOR NO MORE THAN 2 (TWO) WORKS. ENTRY DOES NOT GUARANTEE EXHIBITION OF ART
Karen Hampton is an internationally recognized conceptual artist whose work addresses issues of colorism and kinship within the African American community. She is a weaver, dyer, painter, embroiderer, storyteller, and teacher. She holds a BA from New College in San Francisco, CA and a MFA from University of California at Davis and her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include those at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI; the Honolulu Museum of Art in Honolulu, HI; the Jack Bells Gallery in St. James, London, England; the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA; and Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Group exhibitions include those at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA; the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA; the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA; and the Muskegon Museum of Art’s own traveling exhibition Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers which ran from 2012 to 2015. Hampton taught at Howard University in Washington, D.C. from 2007-2011 and in 2017 was an assistant professor and Critical Race Issues Resident Artist at Michigan State University. Hampton’s artwork is held in the collections of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton NY and the Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii. She received the coveted Eureka Prize from the Fleishhacker Foundation in 2008.