Free Spring Break Fun at the Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art will offer special activities and free admission for one adult accompanying a child from April 2nd through April 5th. Spring Break daytime activities will include arts and crafts, tours, and family films. A Pajama Party wraps up the fun on Thursday, April 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Spring exhibitions feature the annual Muskegon County Student Art Show, Thunder Boy Jr: lllustrations by Yuyi Morales, and Poetry in Metal, sculpture by David Barnhill and David Huang (pronounced “hwong”). More information at www.MuskegonArtMuseum.org.

 

Super Spring Break Days

Monday – Thursday, April 2-5

The MMA will offer free activities for kids during spring break, Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Each day will feature a different theme based on artwork in the galleries. The daily schedule will include guided tours, arts and crafts, and family films.  Guests can drop in for any or all activities on any day. Admission is free for kids ages 16 and under and free for one adult accompanying a child. Art instructor Ronace Hogan will lead arts and crafts activities.

DAILY SCHEDULE

11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Guided Tours

11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Arts and Crafts

11:30 am | Family Film

THEMES

Monday: Pastel Drawing

Tuesday: Beading and Weaving

Wednesday: Tooling and Carving (with kid-safe tools)

Thursday: Painting

 

Super Spring Break Days are underwritten by Northern Machine Tool, Muskegon.

 

Pajama Party at the MMA!

Thursday, April 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Celebrate spring in your favorite jammies at a Pajama Party at the MMA on April 5.  The fun will include an activity provided by the Lakeshore Museum Center, story time with Hackley Public Library staff, a hot cocoa station, an art activity, and a movie. Admission is free for all ages, compliments of The Meijer Foundation.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Springtime exhibitions offer a showcase of student art, children’s book illustrations, and metal sculpture glowing with precious metals, giving visitors plenty to see and enjoy during spring break!

 

March 28 through April 29, 2018

Expressions 2018: 36th Annual Muskegon County Student Art Exhibition

Expressions, the annual Muskegon County student art exhibition, is a collaboration between the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District and the MMA that showcases the artistic talents of Muskegon County K-12 students. Artworks in a variety of media, selected by art specialists from each of the public, charter, and private schools in the county, will be in the show.

Underwritten by the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District and Comerica.

 

Through May 20, 2018

Thunder Boy, Jr: Illustrations by Yuyi Morales

This exhibition of illustrations and sketches created by Yuyi Morales for the children’s book Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie. In her illustrations, Morales explores color, pattern, and textures influenced by her life and experiences in Mexico and California. Thunder Boy Jr. tells the story of a Native American boy who isn’t crazy about his name. He wants to change it to a name that is “normal.” The book and illustrations reflect on real life with art and humor. Underwritten by the Folkert Family Foundation. Media Sponsor is WGVU Public Media.

 

March 1 through June 10, 2018

The Poetry of Metal: David Barnhill and David Huang 

David Barnhill and David Huang are craftsmen and artists, merging a love of material, including precious metals, with intricate surface design, tooling, and metallurgy. Their collaborative series, Layered Resplendence, blends the unique patterns of Barnhill’s mokumé gane with Huang’s sculptural vessels, adding further complexity and surface variation to their respective artistry. The works in the exhibition speak to the timelessness of metal working and the enduring fascination with materials and crafting. Underwritten by DTE Energy Foundation. Additional support provided by Michigan Artists Media Sponsor: Blue Lake Public Radio.

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440.

Visitor Information: (231) 720-2570 or www.muskegonartmuseum.org. Membership and Tours Information: (231) 720-2571. Museum Store: (231) 720-2580.