The Muskegon Museum of Art provides West Michigan access to a world-class collection of visual art - paintings, prints, sculpture and glass - enhanced by a wide range of temporary exhibitions. Educational programs, including classes, family programs, lectures, and hands-on activities, as well guided tours, provide a context for interpretation of the collection and make it accessible to diverse audiences. Books and unique gift items may be purchased in the Museum Gift Store.
At his death in 1905, lumber baron Charles H. Hackley established, through a bequest to Muskegon Public Schools, the Hackley Picture Fund to purchase “paintings of the very best kind” for display in Hackley Library, which was owned and operated by the School Board. When it became apparent that a true art collection needed a home of its own, the Muskegon Board of Education decided to honor Charles Hackley and his gift by constructing an art gallery. Construction began in 1911 and was completed in 1912. In 1979, ground was broken for a $1.6 million addition to the Hackley Art Gallery, funded by the L.C. & Margaret Walker Foundation. Construction was completed in 1980 and with that, the museum’s name was changed from the Hackley Art Gallery to the Muskegon Museum of Art. As part of the Museum’s 2012 centennial celebration, a capital campaign was launched to raise funds for the future financial security of the Museum upon its separation from Muskegon Public Schools, which completed June 30, 2014.
- Banquet, Meeting or Rehearsal Dinner Facilities
- Free On-site Parking
296 West Webster Avenue Muskegon MI 49440