Muskegon, MI—The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) will host a FREE COMMUNITY DAY to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day, on Monday, January 18, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The MMA will offer free admission, children’s art activities, film screenings, and guided exhibition tours throughout the day. Three exhibitions of artwork by African American artists will be open to view at the MMA on January 18: Common Ground: African American Art from the Flint Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Muskegon Museum of Art, The Public Life of Richard Hunt: 21st Century Projects, and I, Too, Am America: The Art of Bryan Collier.
FREE BUS RIDES
To help people get to the Muskegon Museum of Art, the Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) will provide free round-trip bus passes to the MMA on January 18. The special bus passes are available at the following Muskegon locations:
Muskegon Museum of Art (296 W. Webster Ave.)
Hackley Public Library (316 W. Webster Ave.)
Muskegon Heights Public Library (2808 Sanford St.)
Mona Shores Public Library (705 Seminole Rd.)
Hackley Community Care Center (2700 Baker St.)
MATS Herman Ivory Terminal (351 Morris Ave.)
MATS Administration Office and Louis A. McMurray Conference Center (2624 Sixth St.)
The Beat 103.7 radio station (1877 Peck St.)
Muskegon County Clerk’s Office (990 Terrace St., 1st floor)
Selected area businesses
Many area churches
Riders may present their passes at the Muskegon Museum of Art on January 18 to receive the free return ride to their home bus stop. The free bus pass program is underwritten by Muskegon County Clerk Nancy A. Waters and Attorney James. L. Waters, Fifth Third Bank, and the Muskegon Museum of Art.
The MLK COMMUNITY DAY is underwritten by Meijer. This celebration is part of the MMA’s “Finding Common Ground” program series. Finding Common Ground exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and through the support of DTE Energy Foundation, PNC Bank, Nancy A. Waters and Mark Waters Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Fifth Third Bank, Folkert Family Foundation, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Muskegon Museum of Art is located in downtown Muskegon at 296 W. Webster Ave., next to Hackley Public Library. Visitor information: www.muskegonartmuseum.org or 231.720.2570.
Communications and Public Relations Manager
Muskegon Museum of Art | Established 1912
296 W. Webster Ave. | Muskegon MI 49440
t. 231.720.2574 | f. 231.720.2585 | www.muskegonartmuseum.org
FINDING COMMON GROUND
November 5 through January 24 I THE PUBLIC LIFE OF RICHARD HUNT: 21ST CENTURY PROJECTS
December 10 through March 20, 2016 I COMMON GROUND: AFRICAN AMERICAN ART FROM THE FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, THE KALAMAZOO INSTITUTE OF ARTS, AND THE MUSKEGON MUSEUM OF ART
January 16 through April 17 I I, TOO, AM AMERICA: THE ART OF BRYAN COLLIER