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Work by Bruce McCombs Included
In Muskegon Art Museum Exhibition

Posted March 5, 2001

HOLLAND -- 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.

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