Muskegon, Mich—The Muskegon Museum of Art announces that it will be open every day during the area’s K-12 spring break, Sunday, April 3 through Saturday, April 9 and will offer half off each admission (regularly $8) for each adult accompanied by a child Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8. Admission will be free all day Saturday, April 9. Three family-friendly exhibitions will be open at the MMA during Spring Break and the MMA will offer three special programs during the week.
Monday, April 4 through Thursday, April 7, 9:00 am to noon
Spring Break Art Camp
Artist, Architect, Designer
(ages 7-11) Instructor: Ellen Sprouls
Cost per day: $20/$17 MMA member/Cost for the week: $75/$65 MMA member
MONDAY: Character creation • TUESDAY: What’s their story? WEDNESDAY: Design & build the space • THURSDAY: Finishing touches
Creative types wanted! This art camp will tap into the artist, architect, and designer in each child. Students will create stories for their own buildings and the characters within them, then design and construct their buildings and characters. Inspiration will come from visiting the MMA galleries, brainstorming with each other, and, ultimately, from their own imaginations. To register for the week or by the day: Call 231.720.2571.
Thursday, April 7, 5:30 pm
Kid’s Quick Art Crash Course
Learn and have fun at this gallery walk and talk geared toward kids! MMA Curator of Education Cathy Mott will guide families through I, Too, Am America: The Art of Bryan Collier and Expressions 2016: 34th Annual Muskegon County Student Art Exhibition. Kids will experience their fellow students’ artwork to emphasize that the leap between what they are capable of now, and what they can achieve, is not as far as it seems. Refreshments will be served. Part of FINDING COMMON GROUND series of free community programs. Sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
April 9, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Action Figure Super Saturday
Free Family Fun Day: Admission and activities are free all day!
Zoom, zap, or fly your way into the MMA for this action-packed Super Saturday. Dress as your favorite action figures or, even better, make one up! Super Saturdays are underwritten by MMA Education Partner, Alcoa Foundation/Whitehall Operations.
11:00 am & 1:30 pm Film The Avengers (143 mins.) Watch your favorite action heroes as they learn to work together as team in order to conquer the evil Loki.
11:00 am–1:00 pm Guided Look: Superheroes move fast! Find works of art in the MMA’s permanent collection that show lots of movement.
11:00 am–2:00 pm Make & Take: Invent and create your own mini superhero. Don’t forget the best part—what is your superhero’s super power?
March 29 through April 24
Expressions: 34th Annual Muskegon County Student Art Exhibition
Celebrate the artistic talents of Muskegon County K-12 students! Underwritten by the MAISD with additional support from Old Orchard and Comerica Bank.
See it through April 17!
I, Too, Am America: The Art of Bryan Collier
The original art of Bryan Collier, created for his picture book I, Too, Am America. Underwritten by the Folkert Family Foundation.
Through May 22
Indian Painting of the Southwest, 1920s–1940s, from the Collection of Charlotte Mittler
Artwork by Indian School students depicting memories of home life, craft-making, ceremonial dances, hunting, animals, and landscape. Underwritten by Hines Corporation with additional support from Frontier Communications and Legacy Trust. Media sponsor is Blue Lake Public Radio.
The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon, Michigan, next to Hackley Public Library. Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org or call 231.720.2570 for visitor information.
SPRING BREAK HOURS: MTWFS 11-5, Thursday 11-8, Sunday 12-5
ADMISSION: $8 adult/$5 college student with I.D./FREE for ages 17 & under & MMA members.
FREE Thursday nights 4-8pm, compliments of Meijer.