Explore the Muskegon Museum of Art for free this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Muskegon Museum of Art is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday, Jan. 20 with a roster of free community programming, including screenings of the newly updated “Black Man” documentary film by Jon Covington, arts and crafts activities, and gallery tours.

Admission to the museum, the community day and the activities are all free from 10am to 5pm on Jan. 20.

Featuring powerful interviews with men from across the greater Muskegon community, “Black Man” is a feature-length documentary in which Covington, a filmmaker from Muskegon, explores what it means to be a black man in Muskegon and the United States today. To learn more about the film, click here.

The public is also encouraged to view the museum’s current exhibitions during the community day, including: Pictures of the Best Kind, 20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators, Excellence in Fibers V, and The Art of Making: Sculpting and Fibers from the Permanent Collection.

The community day schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum galleries and store are open—free exhibition admission
  • 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm: “Black Man” film screenings
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Gallery tours led by Muskegon Museum of Art docents
  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Arts and crafts in the classroom
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm Tours led by Muskegon High School AP art students

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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