Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, MI



Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Lyric Visions and Nature's Fury: Regionalism from the Permanent Collection (12/13/07)

Overviews and Afterlands: Landscapes by Jim Nawara (11/1/07)

SALMAGUNDI CLUB: An American Institution (12/14/06)

Paintings: Douglas Kinsey; article by Art Martin (7/28/05)

Through American Eyes: Two Centuries of American Art from the Huntington Museum of Art (12/8/04)

Glass by Debora and Benjamin Moore; text by James Houghton (3/11/04)


Zoltan Sepeshy Remembered (3/13/02)

Zoltan Sepeshy Remembered; essay by James Houghton (3/13/02)

"West By Southwest" from the Collections of the Museum of the Southwest (2/20/02)

Across the Waves, article by James Houghton (9/2/01)

Watercolors by Jack R. Brouwer and Mark Mehaffey (9/9/00)

Punch's Progress (9/9/00)

Beyond the Mountain: The Contemporary American Landscape (12/23/99)

Shadowy Evidence: The Photography of Edward S. Curtis and His Contemporaries (12/23/99)


The Muskegon Museum of Art is located in downtown Muskegon at 296 W. Webster, Muskegon. Please see the museum's website for hours and admission fees.




Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Artists of Michigan from the Nineteenth Century: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition Commemorating Michingan Statehood 1837-1987, By J. Gray Sweeney, Andrea P. A. Belloli, Nancy K. Anderson, Michael P. DeMarsche. Published 1987 by Muskegon Museum of Art. 216 pages. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Dec 29, 2006 [snippit view]
American Painting, By Muskegon Museum of Art, J. Gray Sweeney. Published 1980 by Muskegon Museum of Art. 119 pages. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007 Google Books says: "American paintings in the permanent collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art."[snippit view]
The Lost Paintings of Tunis Ponsen (1891-1968), By Tunis Ponsen, William H. Gerdts. Published 1994 by Muskegon Museum of Art. 115 pages. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 14, 2007 Google Books says: "This exhibition was organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art with the support of Citizens Insurance Company of America." [snippit view]

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Other book:

FIFTY BY FIFTY: Celebrating 50 Years of Studio Glass, 64 pages. MMA's website says: "To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Studio Glass movement and the 100th Anniversary of the Muskegon Museum of Art, the MMA invited 50 artists whose work and teaching helped to define the next generation of studio glass to contribute to this exhibition. Guest curators Benjamin P. Moore and Stephen Rolfe Powell, two of the top artists in the field, selected the artists for inclusion. The accompanying book includes full-color images of the works in the exhibition, along with curatorial essays and artist statements.


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