‘Black Man’ film screenings, gallery tours, panel discussion, and more: Muskegon Museum of Art to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with free community programming

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The Muskegon Museum of Art is commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this Monday, Jan. 21 with a roster of free community programming, including screenings of Jon Covington’s “Black Man” documentary, featuring men from the greater Muskegon area; arts and crafts; gallery tours; an evening panel discussion; and more.

The public is also encouraged to view the museum’s current exhibitions, including “SONS: Seeing the Modern African American Male,” “Ad Man: Joseph Grey II,” “Conduct Becoming: A Survey of Distinction,” and “What Is Needed For A Healthy Community?”

Admission to the museum, and all the activities, are free on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The community day scheduling is as follows:

• 10:00 am – 8:00 pm: Galleries are open.
• 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Gallery tours will be led by Muskegon Museum of Art docents.
• 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm: “Black Man” film screenings will be held.
• 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Arts and crafts in the classroom.
• 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Gallery tours will be led by Muskegon High School AP art students.
• 6:30 – 8:00 pm: A panel discussion about community and regional issues will take place. The panel will be moderated by Jon Covington. Panelists include: Brandon Davis, a Muskegon area attorney; Alfredo Hernandez, an equity officer with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights in Lansing; William C. Muhammad, board chairman at the James Jackson Museum of African American Art; and Andrew Sims,  vice president of marketing and communication at the Michigan Minority Business Development Council Central & Western MI.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon. Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for more information.

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