Walker Family Legacy: Defining the Museum
On view through February 7, 2021
Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon, Michigan

In the 1940s, the L.C. and Margaret Walker Foundation began to purchase significant prints for the Muskegon Museum of Art, including those by Rembrandt, Albrecht Dürer, and Francisco Goya. Today, the Walker Print Collection is a defining facet of our museum and boasts numerous rare, highly prized etchings and engravings. Over the decades, funds from the Walker Foundation have also provided for the acquisition of paintings by Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, and Edouard Vuillard.

Shaw Walker died in 2009, at the age of 95. His wife Betty now sustains the Walker legacy and continues to work closely with the MMA. As the museum innovates and evolves, the Walker legacy endures as a defining core of who we are and hope to become in the future.

Image credits:
Pierre Bonnard
(French, 1867-1947)
La Porte de la Villa du Bosquet au Cannet
Oil on canvas, 1944
Gift of the L.C. and Margaret Walker Foundation