Our Voice & Expressions at Muskegon Museum of Art

Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Book Awards & Muskegon County Student Artists

Muskegon, MI — Two new exhibitions at the Muskegon Museum of Art celebrate art in children’s literature and art by students. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Book Awards is now on display and runs through May 23, 2021. Expressions Revisited: 39th Annual Muskegon County Student Exhibition opens March 25 and runs through May 9, 2021.

Pictured: Kathleen Atkins Wilson (1993 Coretta Scott King Award Winner), The Origin of Life on Earth introduction page, 1992.

The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and teens that contribute to an understanding and appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Our Voice, organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature and ALA, features original artworks by past award winners Jerry Pinkney, Ashley Bryan, Bryan Collier, Leo and Diane Dillon, Kadir Nelson, and many others. Our Voice celebrates this important award and explores the ways in which artists can educate and elevate, offering new perspectives and opening our eyes to the world and the experiences of our neighbors, inviting greater understanding and unity. The MMA presentation of Our Voice is underwritten by the Folkert Family Foundation. Media support is provided by Blue Lake Public Radio.

EXPRESSIONS REVISITED: 39th Muskegon County Student Exhibition

Expressions, the annual Muskegon County student art exhibition, is an annual collaboration between the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) and the MMA that showcases the artistic talents of Muskegon County K-12 students. This year’s exhibition features student artworks in a variety of media that have been purchased by the MAISD in previous years. The works on display were selected from the MAISD collection by the Muskegon Museum of Art and MAISD staff. Expressions Revisited is underwritten by the MAISD and Comerica Bank.

Additional support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Humanities Council with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The museum is open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and closed Mondays. Health and safety measures include limited occupancy in galleries and other public spaces, enhanced cleaning, and mask wearing is required for guests and staff.

Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for museum updates, visitor information, and exhibition information.