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Planning for a Safe Return

Masks are Currently Required Inside Midland Center

As we welcome back patrons for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Season, we are all doing our part to create a safe environment for everyone in the Center. As a conservative health measure, we intend to continue to require masks indoors until community vaccination rates increase and/or there is a reduction in the prevalence of highly transmissible COVID variants.

Art Exhibits in the Brick Lobby

The Hall of Ideas and the upper floors of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art continue to 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
$3 per person and FREE for Museum Members
Thumbnail includes work from Pi Benio, John Krieger, Armin Mersmann, Jessica Pittman, Thomas Tomasek, Rebecca Zeiss and Gary Eldridge.

Greater Michigan Art Exhibition (GMAE)

A 50th Retrospective of Previous Winners
SEP 18 – NOV 6, 2021
in the Midland Center Brick Lobby
FREE to the Public

For over 50 years, the Alden B. Dow Museum of Art and Science has showcased the most recent developments by Michigan artists through a statewide competition.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Midland Center for the Arts, we will be honoring the winners of the GMAE of the past 50 years. The works will include work from artists including Charles Breed, Larry Butcher, Valeria Allen and Rebecca Zeiss, just to name a few.

Click here for a full list of participating artists.

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.