posted March 5, 2001

McComb's Art in Exhibit

Work by Bruce McCombs of the Hope
College faculty is included in the exhibition "Century 2:
New Glass & Paintings" at the Muskegon Museum of Art.

The juried exhibition features 51 works by 37
artists from the upper Midwest. McCombs has two watercolors
in the exhibition: "Interior Meyer May House" and "Van
Andel Museum."

In her director's statement in the gallery
checklist, Susan Talbot-Stanaway of the museum noted, "The
Muskegon Museum of Art organized 'Century 2' to offer an
outstanding exhibition of contemporary painting and glass
making in the Midwest." The exhibition presents a range of
styles, media and subjects.

The exhibition's juror was Davira S. Taragin, who
is curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Toledo
Museum of Art. The exhibition opened on Sunday, Jan. 14,
and continues through Sunday, April 8.

McCombs is a professor of art at Hope, where he
has been a member of the faculty since 1969. He has had 12
solo exhibitions in the United States and overseas. His
work is included in the permanent collections of more than
20 major U.S. museums, including the Whitney Museum of
American Art in New York and the Speed Art Museum in
Louisville, Ky., as well as the art museums in Cleveland,
Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

He holds his B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute
of Art, and his M.F.A. from Tulane University in New
Orleans, La.

Located at 296 West Webster Avenue in Muskegon,
the Muskegon Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to
5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.
Admission is free.