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Art Exhibits in the Brick Lobby

The Hall of Ideas and the upper floors of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art remain closed due to flood damage to our facility, we are bringing exciting and engaging art exhibits to the Center's Brick Lobby. Join us for one of the exhibits below:

FRI 12 - 4 PM, SAT 10 AM - 2 PM and SUN 12 - 4 PM

$4 per person and FREE for Museum Members

A Selection from Midland Center for the Arts Permanent Collection

DEC 1, 2023 - FEB 25, 2024
Art Reception / FRI, DEC 15, 2023 / 5:30 - 7 PM (Free to Attend)
Beyond the Exhibit / THU, JAN 18, 2024 / 6:30 PM (Learn More)
In the Brick Lobby

A Selection from Midland Center’s Permanent Collection exhibition features over 50 objects, including sculptures, paintings, works on paper, textiles, and decorative arts. Work from renowned artists such as Marshall Fredericks, Cameron Booth, Sally Rose, Michelle Courier, Rebecca Zeiss, Larry Butcher, Armin Mersmann, and more will proudly be displayed. As a collecting institution, it is Midland Center’s responsibility to not only preserve the art within our collection, but also to use it as a means for members of the community to appreciate, learn, and gain inspiration.

PICTURED: Richard Kline – Venus and Cupid – Mixed media - 1985

Abiding Inspiration: Equine Art by Jeri Hollister

MAR 8 - MAY 26, 2024
Beyond the Exhibit / FRI, APR 5, 2024 / (Learn More)
In the Little Theater Lobby

Jeri Hollister is a native Michigan artist from Ann Arbor. Her passion for horses and clay can be traced back to her roots in rural Michigan and her bottomless sandbox. She has presented exhibitions for three decades across the world, including recent exhibitions in France.

Artist Statement / "Horses continue to be a satisfying subject matter for me. Since pre-history, the horse has fascinated artists. Using the potter's wheel and traditional ceramic practices, I construct my sculpture from the ground up. Building is a series of decisions, adding pieces one at a time. Each sequential decision influences the next. There are forms I have not imagined as a unit, yet they evolve from my hands. When I look at a finished work, I am often surprised. Because I am focused on each step of the process, when I step back, I have a sense of seeing the piece for the first time."

PICTURED / Jeri Hollister - Cool River, Tribute Series Earthenware, 2022

ALSO ON DISPLAY / Check out our latest exhibition from the Midland County Historical Society, Green Rush - Lumbering in 19th Century Mid-Michigan, in the Brick Lobby during your visit.

Upcoming Exhibit Events

Beyond the Exhibit / Hollister Horses

FRI, APR 5, 2024 / 6:30 PM

As we celebrate Jeri Hollister’s work in our exhibit, “Abiding Inspiration," we encourage you to see her distinctive equine sculptures and hear from her about her journey and process as an artist during a private cocktail hour. This is your only chance to meet the artist in discussion for this remarkable exhibition!

EXCLUSIVE for Advanced Ceramics Students:
FRI & SAT, APR 5 - 6, 2024 / Jeri Hollister will be giving an Advanced Hands-on Workshop, teaching how to create handbuilt sculptures from wheel-thrown pieces. Click here to learn more and register today. Workshop includes entry to BEYOND THE EXHIBIT lecture! Engage with and learn from the artist behind the Center's latest art exhibition!

Current Exhibit Hours




12 - 4 PM


10 AM - 2 PM


12 - 4 PM

*Please note that these exhibits are located in the Brick Lobby at the Center and the floor has a few uneven surfaces.