SHAPING THE FUTURE
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.
Jon & Jane Blyth
Charles E. & Vivian K. Johnson
Robert & Wendy Kersman
John H. Martin
Kimberly Van Kampen
E. Jane Connell
Friends of Art
Sue Ellen McCreary
Thomas & Elizabeth Tuttle
Steve & Rebecca Westphal