Muskegon Museum of Art [1912- ]
ECA Control Number: 19114
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Art Museum/Institution
Museum/Institution Name: Muskegon Museum of Art
Location(s): 296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
“At his death in 1905, lumber baron Charles H. Hackley created, through a bequest to Muskegon Public Schools, the and expendable trust fund to purchase “paintings of the 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 in anticipation of its separation from Muskegon Public Schools, which was planned beginning in 2010 and was completed June 30, 2014. Over $7.5 million has been raised so far for this fund.”
Citation: “About.” Muskegon Museum of Art Profile. Updated May, 2015. Accessed February 16, 2017. http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/mma-profile-2015.pdf
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
LIST OF EXHIBITIONS (1)
AFTER CARLSEN’S DEATH (1)
1980 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, “American Paintings”, unknown dates.
DURING CARLSEN’S LIFETIME (0)
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February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017