Calendar of Programs & Events

The full list of Upcoming Events and Exhibitions at the Museum you won’t want to miss!


Jan. 25 – May 16, 2020

Explorations in Wood: Selections from The Center for Art in Wood exhibition

Center for Art in Wood traveling exhibition

These works stem from a love of wood and display a rich variety of wood types. Processes are varied, too, including wood-turned vessels as well as more sculptural forms. Many celebrate the natural beauty of wood, evident in rich warm-brown tones and assorted grain patterns, typical of materials gathered around the globe.

Explorations in Wood Programming

Lunch and Learn: 12-1:00pm, FREE Refreshments and Program

Join us for light refreshments at the Museum and enjoy a fascinating presentation tied to our current exhibition. Tour the galleries before or after. *RSVP required at least one week prior to each program.

March 25

Spalted Wood: From Science to Creative

Wood turner Ken Nitschke discusses how wood becomes spalted and how spalted woods are used in woodworking, including turning and marquetry.

May 7

Working the Wood: Traditional and Digital Tricks of the Trade!

Wood designer, craftsman and SVSU adjunct faculty, Sanford Buchalter discusses traditional and digital technical tips and tricks a wood craftsperson uses to create a masterpiece!

Art-making Workshops

Join us for an educational and fun art-making workshop and gallery visiting experience.


Wood Art Mini Fair: April 4, 11am -5pm, Free admission

Shop, observe, learn, participate and have fun with works in wood from the Midland Woodworkers Association.

Select Saturdays

STEAM Art-making Activity: 1-4pm -FREE Program

Join us for an educational and fun art-making and gallery visiting experience.

April 11

Clothespins, Clips and Craft Sticks Construction

Learn how to use these simple materials to create your own small architectural structure!

Create & Take Saturdays: 1-4pm – FREE Program

Pop over to the Museum for a FREE hand’s on art activity for all ages.


March 14

Modernist Geometric Wood Relief

Make a modernist geometric design with wood.

April 25

Cell Phone Holder

Create your own cell phone holder using craft sticks.

February 1 – 29, 2020

Hateful Things exhibition

This exhibition will feature racist memorabilia from the collection of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University.  This exhibition helps to teach tolerance and promote social justice to the community.


Hateful Things Programming


 Create & Take Saturdays: 1-4pm – FREE Program

Pop over to the Museum for a FREE hand’s on art activity for all ages.


June 6 – August 29

Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition

Call for entries

In 2008, the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum established a sculpture biennial exhibition to support working artists. Now in its 12th year, The Museum invites artists working in sculpture to submit work for the “2020 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition.”


Sept. 19 – Jan. 9, 2021

Tradition Interrupted, exhibition

Tradition Interrupted is an international group exhibition that explores the methods used by artists to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft in a range of media, from rugs and mosaics to metalwork and ceramics. The eleven artists in the exhibition hail from around world.

Ramekon O’Arwisters, Mending #34, 2018


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