In a collaboration between the Muskegon Museum of Art, Flint Institute of Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art, we are excited to present American Realism: Visions of America, 1900 – 1950.

This exhibition brings together works by iconic American artists from the early 20th century who sought to define “American Art”. Artists of the time were heavily influenced by Western European art, however, American artists were determined to create a transformative art movement that captured life in America.

Visions of America explores this period of artistic transformation through paintings, drawings, and prints that captured the American experience. Featuring the works of George Bellows, Jerome Myers, Stuart Davis, Guy Pene du Bois, Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Guy Wiggins, Peggy Bacon, Alexander Calder, Reginald Marsh, and many others, this exhibition captures the moments in time and life during a historically transformative period in American history.

Visions of America will premier at the Muskegon Museum of Art on Thursday, May 11, and display until Sunday, August 27. The exhibition will then travel to the Flint Institute of Art and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.

Muskegon Museum of Art: May 11 – August 27, 2023

Flint Institute of Art: September 9 – December 30. 2023

Kalamazoo Institute of Art: January 21 – April 14, 2024

Exhibition Highlights:

Exhibition Programming & Events:

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11 | 5 PM

Curator Talk w/ MMA, KIA, FIA: Thursday, May 11 | 6 PM



American Realism: Visions of America is generously underwritten by Fifth Third Bank, Hines Corporation, and ArtBridges.