To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Muskegon Museum of Art will be open Monday, January 16th, 11am to 5pm, with special activities and free admission for all. The Community Day is sponsored by Meijer.
Activities will include:
- Art and craft project in the classroom
- Muskegon High School AP Art Student docents in the galleries, who will talk about various artworks that are on display.
- Reading station, with a volunteer reader, in The Preacher and His Congregation exhibition gallery. The exhibition displays photographs of the life of a 1970s circuit preacher and his congregation.
- Up from the Bottoms, a documentary film following the personal stories of African-Americans, now in their 80s and 90s who migrated north in the 1940s to the war factories of Muskegon Michigan, will be shown on the hour throughout the day.
About the Muskegon Museum of the Art
The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.