A popular exhibit that included 1400 pieces of artwork last year is back at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Winfred Rembert grew up in the cotton fields. As a young boy, he worked picking cotton, making 50 cents to $1 in a day. Later in life, he returned to the backbreaking labor as a member of a prison chain gang. He said it’s important to him to document the stories of the cotton fields because they contain a history that many Black people don’t know about.
Spring is still 35 days away, but you can get your first glimpse of the season this weekend at Frederik Meijer Garden’s annual Orchids Show.
Enjoy a hands-on activity this weekend or sit back and let others entertain you. Either way, our arts & culture hubs have something to entice everyone.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, the Muskegon Museum of Art is offering free admission and several special activities.
While you might feel more like burrowing into your growing collection of blankets this weekend to beat the arctic chill, there’s plenty to do in Grand Rapids that will make leaving the house worth it.
Cotton has influenced the United States possibly more than any other crop. Its influence can be seen in the country’s history, economics and the environment.