GH native’s collections exhibited at art museum

"International Connections: Selected Works of Art from the David W. Baas Collection' brings together aesthetically and culturally diverse objects from India, Yemen, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Africa and Southeast Asia. The exhibition runs through Oct. 23 in the Wiener Gallery at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon.
Aug 31, 2011


Historically important 14th-century to late 19th-century ceramic vessels, figurative stone carvings, wooden sculpture, basketry, hand-wrought silver jewelry and antiquarian storage chests will be on display. The objects were selected from the private collection of David Baas, a Grand Haven native.

Baas’ international teaching travels generated an intimate exposure to objects of fine craftsmanship and an appetite for collecting. He sought out a variety of objects of high quality, not to be found in tourist market stalls — which provide substantial artistic information about the cultures of Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

“International Connections” was organized for the museum by guest curator Steven Rosen.

Drop in for free guided tours, led by MMA docents, from 1-3 p.m. every Thursday in September. Reservations are not required.

Call 231-720-2570 or visit for visitor information.


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