Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded in 1912, is known for its distinguished permanent collection, innovative exhibits, and educational programming. Working with Mathison | Mathison Architects, our design for the Museum doubles its size, creating new galleries for changing exhibits and new spaces for education, permanent collections, and visitor amenities.

In contrast to the original building’s solid façade, the addition introduces a brighter palette with glass, light bronze metals, and a dark brick base. The main entrance is reoriented, connecting arrival with the center of Muskegon, providing the Museum with an enhanced visibility and fresh identity. A lobby gallery serves as a link between the addition and original building, while a multi-level spine offers wayfinding for orientation and events and connection to a new roof terrace. A new gallery will be one of the only permanent galleries in the country dedicated solely to the work of women artists.

Muskegon Museum of Art
Completion 2023
Project Size
Renovation | 28,000 GSF
New Construction | 26,000 GSF
Exhibition, Visitor Services, Education
Ann Beha Architects, now Annum
Project Team
Ann Beha, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Merchant, Alexa Asakiewicz, Hannah Ahlblad (ABA/Annum); Mathison | Mathison Architects (Collaborating Architect); Silman (Structural); Mueller Associates (MEP/FP); Prein & Newhof (Landscape & Civil); Solutions Engineering Inc (Code); Wil-Spec (Specifications); Fennessy Consulting Services (Cost Estimating); Construction Simplified (Owner’s Project Manager)