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Exhibits in the Brick Lobby

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

From the Inside Out

MAY 20 - SEP 4, 2021
in the Midland Center Brick Lobby

FREE to the Public

Explore the microscopic world of viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that can make us sick and how we can combat these with various healthy living choices. The exhibit includes Science Behind the News: Viruses and Science Behind the News: Vaccines in both English and Spanish from the New York Hall of Science. Visitors can join us in the lower level of the Center in the modified Spark!Lab for limited contact activities for all ages, experience our GERM Shooting range, try your hand at our giant Operation Game, learn about healthy habits and actions we can take to live a healthy lifestyle and much more.

Free admission to this exhibit was made possible by Dupont

Alan Maciag Art Exhibit

JUN 21 - AUG 28, 2021
in the Midland Center Brick Lobby

FREE to the Public

Alan Maciag paints with oils and his rural landscapes are a balance between form, distance, color and content. This balance creates a sense of calm and bucolic reverence for the rural heritage of Michigan. Inviting one to simply “step in” for a moment and be surrounded by the spirit created on the canvas.

Larry Butcher's "Drawing Parallels" Art Exhibit

JUN 21 - AUG 28, 2021
in the Midland Center Brick Lobby

FREE to the Public

Larry D. Butcher is a retired professor emeritus of art from Delta College where he taught painting and drawing for 39 years. He holds BS and MA degrees from Central Michigan University and post-­graduate work from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Butcher has exhibited his paintings, drawings and mixed media work since 1965 and has had 21 one man shows and has his artwork in the collection of the Saginaw Art Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Alden B. Dow Center for Art and Design, Dennos Museum Center as well as over 400 private and public collections. "Larry Butcher's art relates to the evidence of living and the passing of time. Many of the themes in Butcher's work honor the roads we travel and the fragile impermanence of life."

What's Certain About Uncertainty

JUN 14 - JUL 25 / M-W, 10 AM - 2 PM / Midland Reformed Church 
JUN 14 - JUL 25 / M-T, 11 AM - 3 PM / Newlife Vineyard Church
JUN 21 - JUL 25/ M-W, 11 AM - 3 PM / Midland First United Methodist Church

FREE to the Public

This exhibition features over 100 objects from Greater Michigan focusing on the pandemic that unleashed unparalleled consequences effecting economics, health care, and social norms across the globe. As the pandemic was gripping our nation, Midland, Michigan experienced a catastrophic flood that washed away the fabric of the community leaving behind devastation. However, this devastation was soon filled by the hope and inspiration of community members in order to rebuild what was lost, courageously moving forward thru the pandemic and flood by relying on our government, state, city, neighborhoods and friends. Visit this FREE exhibit at the Center to witness these stories of heroism.


The exhibit, scheduled to take place April 15 – July 25, 2021 started at Midland Center for the Arts and now is traveling to partners and various churches in Downtown Midland. 

Current Exhibit Hours



SUN - WED

CLOSED

THU 

5 - 8 PM

FRI

12 - 4 PM

SAT

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.