MLK Free Community Day Activities

The Muskegon Museum of Art invites the public to annual Martin Luther King Jr. Free Community Day on Monday, January 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Activities will include film screenings, arts and crafts, mini docent tours presented by Muskegon High School art students, and a special exhibition—Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert. All MLK Community Day admissions and activities are free.



MLK Community Day Schedule

  • Starting at 10:00 am, the film Up from the Bottoms (58 mins.) be screened on the hour all day.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gallery tours led by MMA Docents
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Crafts in the classroom
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mini-tours with Muskegon High School AP Art Student Docents
  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Gallery tours led by MMA Docents



Support for Community Day has been provided by the Meijer Foundation and the Michigan Humanities Council.


Special Exhibition: Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert 


Winfred Rembert works in the medium of carved and dyed leather, creating vibrant and rhythmic imagery of his life in 1950s Georgia. A storyteller, Rembert reveals images of culture, community, family, and struggle through intense color and repeating patterns. His most recognizable pieces depict pickers at work in the cotton fields, a grueling task the artist himself experienced in his childhood and later on a prison chain gang. Over 25 works, including the premiere of several recent paintings by the artist, are featured in the exhibition. The artworks in Southern Roots appear courtesy of Adelson Galleries, Boston, and the artist. Southern Roots is on display through March 18, 2018. The exhibition is underwritten by the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation and PNC Bank. Additional support has been provided by the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.


The Muskegon Museum of Art is located next to Hackley Public Library in downtown Muskegon. Call 231-720-2570 or go to for visitor information.



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Image Credits



Winfred Rembert

Blakely Street, Cuthbert, Georgia, 2009

Dye on carved and tooled leather

Courtesy of Adelson Galleries, Boston



Winfred Rembert

Chain Gang (A Web), 2012

Dye on carved and tooled leather

Courtesy of Adelson Galleries, Boston



2017 MLK Community Day craft activity

Courtesy of Muskegon Museum of Art


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