UICA Executive Director Miranda Krajniak is giving the community an early Christmas present with new admission fees that will make the venue accessible to low-income adults and children.

Confident that Muskegon Museum of Art is in capable hands, retiring Executive Director Judith Hayner said her replacement, Kirk Hallman, has a connection to just about everything and everybody.

Spreading Roots: Winfred Rembert’s art tells the story of a fascinating life

Written by Marla R. Miller | Friday, 01 December 2017 15:00 |

A self-taught artist who grew up in the rural south during the civil rights era, folk artist Winfred Rembert draws and speaks from experience, weaving together leather, color and real-life injustices to make meaning of painful memories.

Christina and Michelle Naughton carry on a conversation only they can understand while playing the piano together.

A Detroit artist’s narrative linocuts, a composer’s four-screen video supercut, an Andy Warhol showcase — the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s three exhibits opening this month don’t have much in common, except that each is sure to offer something you haven’t seen before.

No Vacation: 'Resort' is a voyage of ‘empathic unsettlement’

Written by Marla Miller | Monday, 30 October 2017 13:32 |

Don’t let the title of Resort fool you, or the still image of empty beach chairs and blue umbrellas with the beckoning sea as a backdrop — this is not a show about vacations.

Artists and artisans flock to the Park Trades Center in search of a space to create and be inspired.

MMA’s regional exhibition showcases the best of the state

Written by Marla R. Miller | Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:38 |

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Exhibition Best of Show winning piece exemplifies the caliber of work chosen for the 89th annual show.

Review: Collectors Show Offers an Accessible Introduction to Art Collecting

Written by Samara Napolitan | Friday, 15 September 2017 15:31 |

Preview Week for ArtPrize Nine is underway. As the denizens of West Michigan encounter the “radically open” art competition, New York-based artist Tyler Loftis hopes to convey that high-quality art can be “radically accessible” too.

Andrew Woodstock: Sizing Up ArtPrize

Written by Jane Simons | Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:16 |

Andrew Woodstock has garnered national attention for his work. In 2012, his entry Tuskegee Airmen placed in the Top 50 in ArtPrize and now the large-scale watercolor piece resides in its new home at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. His 2016 ArtPrize entry was a little more colorful, but used the same technique as his 2012 Tuskegee Airmen and 2014’s Civil War. Honors and awards include being a featured artist at the Society of Illustrators in New York City and winning ADDY Awards for Excellence in Illustration.

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