Celebrate and Honor MLK Day at the Muskegon Museum of Art


MUSKEGON, MI — In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Muskegon Museum of Art is hosting a free community day on Monday, January 17 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. The public is invited to explore the galleries with Muskegon High School student docents, participate in an interactive museum tour of African American artists whose work is in the MMA permanent collection, and watch a film screening of ‘Black Man’ throughout the day.

Muskegon High School’s AP Art class will be docents from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm to talk about artwork from the MMA permanent collection. Each student chose a work of art from the collection to research and present to museum visitors on MLK Day.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is home to many artworks created by African American artists. During MLK Day, there will be an interactive museum tour specifically highlighting works by these artists. Kids can also pick up a fun coloring activity inspired by the highlighted works of art.

The film, ‘Black Man’, is a feature length documentary that tells the stories of the men behind SONS: Seeing the African American Male. The film is a kaleidoscope of raw, riveting, and candid conversations with black men about their lives, their loves, their losses, their AMERICA. Nearly three dozen men share their perspectives of the everyday black man in ways we have not seen on film. Muskegon is the backdrop for ‘Black Man’, but the stories are Any Town, USA. Screenings of ‘Black Man’ will be in the Muskegon Museum of Art’s auditorium at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.

The MiniARTure Golf exhibition will be closed during MLK Day events.

For more information or questions, contact Kristina Broughton at kbrought@muskegonartmuseum.org or call at (231) 720-2574.