Muskegon Museum of Art August Calendar

Muskegon Museum of Art has released its August calendar of events:

AUGUST CALENDAR
Hot glass with a cool Super Saturday free family day and two new exhibitions: an original contemporary quilt show that we organized with legendary fiber artist Nancy Crow, and an exhibition built around the colors of beer, just for the fun of creativity.

Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
Thursday Tours
Drop in for guided exhibition tours every Thursday afternoon. Paid admission is required for exhibition gallery entry.

Thursday, August 11, 12:15 pm
Brown Bag Films
Ken Burns: The National Parks, America’s Best Idea
Episode: Great Nature (1933-1945)
MMA Summer Brown Bag Films celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Parks system. Each episode runs 120 minutes. Auditorium doors open at 12:00 pm. Brown Bag Film admission is free. Paid admission is required for exhibition gallery entry. Brown Bag Films are underwritten by MMA Education Partner Alcoa Foundation/Whitehall Operations.

Thursday, August 11
Exhibition Opening
Studio Brew: The Colors of Beer
5:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Brew Talk
Enjoy a cold beverage and appetizers and meet Pigeon Hill Brewing Company artisans Chad Doane and Ryan “Rhino” Wasson, who will discuss their craft during this fun event. Event is free and open to the public.

August 13, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Hot Glass Super Saturday
Free Family Fun Day
Whew! It’s hot outside! Cool off at the MMA and learn all about studio glass, such as Cobalt Blue Persian Set, by Dale Chihuly, a visitor favorite!
11:00 am & 1:00 pm Film

Watch a few short films about some studio glass artists, including Dale Chihuly and Stephen Rolfe Powell.
11:00 am–1:00 pm Guided Look
Discover the wonderful studio glass that is part of the MMA’s permanent collection.
11:00 am–2:00 pm Make & Take
Create your very own bright and colorful Chihuly-inspired work of art.
Super Saturday admission and activities are free. Underwritten by MMA Education Partner, Alcoa Foundation/Whitehall Operations.

Thursday, August 18, 6:00 pm
Quick Art Crash Course
Forged
Early Autumn is a mysterious painting by Ralph Albert Blakelock that is part of the MMA’s permanent collection. Join MMA as they reveal some the mystery behind the artwork of Blakelock and the uncertainty that plagued his life. He was a very prolific artist, but became a target for forgery and was dogged with mental illness in the later part of his life. His life has remained somewhat of a puzzle. Event is free and open to the public. Cash bar available.

Thursday, August 25, 12:15 pm
Brown Bag Films
Ken Burns: The National Parks, America’s Best Idea
Episode: The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)
MMA Summer Brown Bag Films celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Parks system. Each episode runs 120 minutes. Auditorium doors open at 12:00 pm. Brown Bag Film admission is free. Paid admission is required for exhibition gallery entry. Brown Bag Films are underwritten by MMA Education Partner Alcoa Foundation/Whitehall Operations.

Thursday, August 25
Exhibition Grand Opening
Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts
5:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Gallery Walk with the Artists
Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists of the exhibition. The artists will talk about their craft you tour the galleries together. Event is free and open to the public.

EXHIBITIONS

Through August 3, 2016
MICHIGAN REGIONAL: 88th REGIONAL: EXHIBITION
The MMA continues to celebrate Michigan artists with this large, juried selection of 2-D and 3-D works created by artists from throughout the state. Sponsored by Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP and Shape Corp. Awards sponsored by Swanson Pickle Co., Inc. Media Sponsor is WGVU Public Broadcasting.

Through August 28, 2016
CHRISTINA BOTHWELL: SHAPING THE UNSEEN
Bothwell works in cast glass and paint. She states, “In my work I am drawn to the processes of birth, death, and renewal. What lies below the surface fascinates me and I try to capture the qualities of the “unseen” that express the sense of wonder that I feel in my daily existence. I am attracted to glass because it can do everything that other sculptural media can; in addition, it offers an inner space and transmits light.” Underwritten by Hooker DeJong Architects & Engineers and the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation.

August 11 – October 30, 2016
STUDIO BREW: THE COLORS OF BEER
26 Michigan artists have been invited to produce an artwork that replicates a hue from the Standard Reference Method (SRM) scale for measuring the color of beer. From pale amber ales to dark stouts, the SRM encompasses a range of rich oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. Working a medium of their own choosing, including painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, the artists will lead the viewer through the colors of beer. The show is a reminder of the fun and joy of creating, be it art or a microbrew.

August 25 – November 6, 2016
CIRCULAR ABSTRACTIONS: BULL’S EYE QUILTS
The Muskegon Museum of Art, in partnership with Guest Curator Nancy Crow, is proud to present this touring exhibition that showcases some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today. The juried, invitational exhibition features 51 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull’s Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Color and design become the focus of a dazzling array of quilts inspired by the innovations of legendary fine art quilt maker Nancy Crow. The artists were challenged to create artworks that stretched the possibilities of the machine-pieced quilt and conveyed a sense of energy and excitement. Participating artists come from across the U.S. and abroad, with represented countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Switzerland. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience and Larry and Roxanna Herder. Media Sponsor—WGVU Public Media.

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The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., between 2nd & 3rd Streets in downtown Muskegon. Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org or call 231-720-2570 for visitor information. The MMA is closed on Mondays.



Categories: Fine Art

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