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Aug
30
Thu
2018
Michigan Regional: Muskegon Museum of Art 90th Regional Exhibition @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Aug 30 – Nov 7 all-day
Michigan Regional: Muskegon Museum of Art 90th Regional Exhibition @ Muskegon Museum of Art

The MMA continues to celebrate Michigan artists with this large, juried selection of 2-D and 3-D works. The MMA show will fill two galleries and is the state’s longest established regional art exhibition. Entry is open to all artists residing in Michigan.

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Armand Merizon: His Life and Art @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Sep 20 2018 – Jan 6 2019 all-day
Armand Merizon: His Life and Art @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Armand Merizon (1920-2010) was a lifelong Grand Rapids painter remembered for his detailed landscapes and brilliantly colored abstractions. A founding member of the Grand Valley Artists, he influenced generations of West Michigan artists. This exhibition highlights his entire career, beginning with the precocious landscapes of his late teens and ending with the intuitive abstractions of his final years. At mid-career, Merizon began losing his vision to macular degeneration. Rather than abandoning painting, he moved in an abstract direction, presenting the landscape in bold strokes and hot, vibrant colors, ultimately painting by intuition instead of sight. Organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, the exhibition presents twenty paintings from West Michigan collections. Armand Merizon: His Life and Art is shown in conjunction with the recent release of a biography by the same name, written by Muriel Zandstra. After its close at the MMA, the exhibition will travel to the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, MI.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi @ Art Gallery at Muskegon Community College
Sep 24 – Oct 25 all-day
Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi @ Art Gallery at Muskegon Community College

MCC Overbrook Gallery presents artists Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi.

What is the ultimate truth of a painting?  It’s more of a flat wall rather than a window.  See how these two West Michigan artists address truth to their materials and the honest reality of their painting surfaces.

Gallery open Monday through Friday from 8:30 Am to 4:30 PM.

Oct
1
Mon
2018
ahfest Art Teacher Exhibition @ Muskegon Area ISD - North
Oct 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Join Muskegon County Visual Arts Teachers in their exploration of this year’s ahfest theme – Truth.

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Reception for Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi @ Art Gallery at Muskegon Community College
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Reception for Truth: Works by Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi @ Art Gallery at Muskegon Community College

Free public reception. Gallery Talk by the Artists at 4:30 PM.

MCC Overbrook Gallery presents artists Brenda Beerhorst and Cathy Marashi.

What is the ultimate truth of a painting?  It’s more of a flat wall rather than a window.  See how these two West Michigan artists address truth to their materials and the honest reality of their painting surfaces.

Gallery open Monday through Friday from 8:30 Am to 4:30 PM.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Brown Bag Film Series: Art21: Identity @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 11 @ 12:15 pm
Brown Bag Film Series: Art21: Identity @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Art 21: Identity “Too often those who are quickest to assert their identity or loudest in proclaiming it have fastened on a single, supposedly fixed aspect of their nature or background to the detriment of the rest,” writes Robert Storr in an essay for the Art in the Twenty-First Century Companion Book. “Whatever the reasons for them, the work of the artists discussed here demonstrate the error and the futility of such ostensibly self-protective but in actuality self-restrictive measures.”

Free film admission, coffee, and cookies. Paid admission is required for entrance to galleries. Doors open at noon.

Oct
18
Thu
2018
FantasMenagerie: The Sculpture of Nat Rosales @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 18 2018 – Jan 13 2019 all-day
FantasMenagerie: The Sculpture of Nat Rosales @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Michigan artist Nat Rosales assembles fantastical vehicles and creatures from found cast objects and random machine parts. Integral to his art are cast bronze and brass animal sculptures, door and drawer knobs, decorative lamp bodies, and a host of similar decorative metal cast-offs. The resulting combinations are a blend of Alice in Wonderland and steampunk, whimsy and mechanics.

Nat Rosales: FantasMenagerie Exhibition Opening @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm
Nat Rosales: FantasMenagerie Exhibition Opening @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Celebrate the opening of a fantastical autumn exhibition by sculptor Nat Rosales. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm and will be followed with a talk by the artist at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Appraisal Fair @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appraisal Fair @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Appraisers from DuMouchelle Art Galleries Co., Detroit, will be on hand to evaluate collectibles, jewelry, and antiques, combining decades of professional experience in many areas. DuMouchelle appraisers also appear on Antiques Roadshow. Appraisers will offer verbal evaluations for $15 per item or set of items ($12 for MMA members). The fee includes museum gallery admission ($8-$10 value). Written appraisals cannot be provided at this event, but Appraisal Fair is an inexpensive opportunity that can help you know if it would be worthwhile to pay to get a written appraisal on an item for sales or insurance reasons.

Oct
22
Mon
2018
An Evening with Garry Trudeau @ Frauenthal Center
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening with Garry Trudeau @ Frauenthal Center | Muskegon | Michigan | United States

American cartoonist Garry Trudeau is a New York native who rose to fame after his cartoon strip “Doonesbury”. “Doonesbury” was launched in 1970, and now appears in nearly 1400 daily and Sunday newspaper clients in the U.S. and abroad. His work has been collected in 60 hardcover, trade paperback and mass-market editions, which have cumulatively sold over 7 million copies worldwide. In 1975, Trudeau became the first comic strip artist ever to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. He timely hits the headlines for mocking President Donald Trump via his cartoons. Trudeau is also known for the political comedy series Alpha House (2013), Tanner ’88 (1988), and A Doonesbury Special (1977).

Book sales, wine and beer sales in the lobby, live music before and after event!