Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Muskegon Museum of Art’s winter exhibits explore expressions of faith

REVUE
By Marla R. Miller
Joos van Cleve Flemish, ca. 1485-ca. 1540 "St. Jerome in Penitence" Oil on wood panel, circa 1516-18 Hackley Picture Fund Purchase 1940.47
MICHIGAN---The Muskegon Museum of Art's major winter exhibition, "Expressions of Faith: Religious Works from the Permanent Collection with Rare Manuscripts from the Van Kampen Collection," showcases some of the best religious artwork in the museum’s permanent collection, along with rare manuscripts, bibles and other artifacts on loan. This includes prints by Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt, paintings by Joos van Cleve and Lucas Cranach the Elder, carvings, sculptures and metalwork, Portuguese and Mexican retablos, and early manuscripts from Christian, Judaic, and Islamic texts. The goal of the show is not only to highlight religious themes and symbolism depicted in art, but also to explore the impact of artists on expanding religious faith. [link]

Muskegon Museum of Art: "Expressions of Faith: Religious Works from the Permanent Collection with Rare Manuscripts from the Van Kampen Collection" (Dec. 8 thru Feb. 12, 2017); 296 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI; (231) 720-2570; muskegonartmuseum.org
The black-and-white images in The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker, capture a sense of people, place and community, despite the poverty and racial inequality still prevalent in the late 1970s in rural northern Mississippi. They will be on display through March 5 at Muskegon Museum of Art as part of two faith-based exhibitions this winter.

Muskegon Museum of Art: "The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker" (Through March 5, 2017); 296 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI; (231) 720-2570; muskegonartmuseum.org

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