Muskegon Museum of Art Expansion Project

Two factors are driving the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) expansion initiative:
1. There is not sufficient space to display the permanent collection.
2. Touring exhibitions today require larger venues than the MMA has to offer.

The plan is to add three new galleries and two new classroom activity areas, along with support space to meet these challenges and sustain this cultural treasure for generations to come.

The new galleries will increase permanent collection exhibition space by 222% and temporary exhibition space by 60%, making the museum more of a destination rather than a stopover. MMA Executive Director Kirk Hallman points out that “with current exhibition space and rotating the permanent collection twice annually, it would take over 40 years to show the entire collection.”

The MMA Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Frank Bednarek comments, “The Trustees are committed to keeping the Museum alive, well, and relevant for the next 100 years. To do this, we need to expand, grow, and improve the physical plant.”

Elements of Expansion

The MMA’s critical needs include additional gallery space, classrooms, community space, programming space, art storage and work space. Expansion plans include:
Grand hall for major exhibitions

  • Two new galleries for special rotating exhibitions
  • Two new classrooms to support youth educational programs
  • Family activity area
  • New barrier-free entry
  • Additional storage and workshop spaces
  • Expanded space for museum store/visitor services


Help shape the future! We have raised about $8.8 million to date, with a goal to raise $9.9 million to complete the expansion project. The MMA extends the invitation to the public to contribute to the project on the final leg of fundraising at the CAMPAIGN DONATION PAGE or by calling the MMA at (231) 720-2571.

Campaign Cabinet

Jon & Jane Blyth
Larry Hines
Charles E. & Vivian K. Johnson
Robert & Wendy Kersman
John H. Martin
Patrick O’Leary
Marge Potter
Kimberly Van Kampen

Dave Alexander
Beth Beaman
Susan Bednarek
Billie Bruce
Claudia Bryant
E. Jane Connell
Gayle Davis
Friends of Art
Amy Heisser
Erick Johnson
Cindy Larsen
Henry Matthews
Sue Ellen McCreary
MMA Docents
Irene Pierson
Eric Ringelberg
Thomas & Elizabeth Tuttle
Steve & Rebecca Westphal

Sherry Becker
Frank Bednarek*
Claudia Berry*
Nancy Crandall
Anne Dake
Tom DeVoursney
Robert Dubault
Bob Garretson
Kirk Hallman
Judith Hayner*
Trip Johnson*
Catherine Mott
John Pridnia*
Gil Segovia
Josh Silvis
Jonathan Wilson

*Campaign Co-Chairs