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Michigan History Museum - Mathias J. Alten: An American Artist at the Turn of the Century

2022-04-15T14:00:00Z 2022-08-15T21:00:00Z Michigan History Museum - Mathias J. Alten: An American Artist at the Turn of the Century

We've partnered with Grand Valley State University to highlight the life and work of noted Michigan artist Mathias J. Alten.

Born in what is now Germany in 1871, Alten came to the United States at age 17 and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This special exhibition features more than 45 works and artifacts, from Alten's naturalization papers as a U.S. citizen to his impressionist oil paintings – some that celebrate Michigan’s compelling natural landscapes.

Audio and text-based versions of this special exhibition are available at the museum and via the following links.

"Mathias J. Alten: An American Artist at the Turn of the Century" is made possible with support from the George and Barbara Gordon Endowment for the Gordon Gallery and the Mathias J. Alten Endowment.

This exhibit is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.

The Michigan History Museum—flagship of the Michigan History Center's museums and historic sites—is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 04/21/2022

702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, Michigan, 48915
Event Date

April 15, 2022 10:00 AM

August 15, 2022 5:00 PM

We've partnered with Grand Valley State University to highlight the life and work of noted Michigan artist Mathias J. Alten.

Born in what is now Germany in 1871, Alten came to the United States at age 17 and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This special exhibition features more than 45 works and artifacts, from Alten's naturalization papers as a U.S. citizen to his impressionist oil paintings – some that celebrate Michigan’s compelling natural landscapes.

Audio and text-based versions of this special exhibition are available at the museum and via the following links.

"Mathias J. Alten: An American Artist at the Turn of the Century" is made possible with support from the George and Barbara Gordon Endowment for the Gordon Gallery and the Mathias J. Alten Endowment.

This exhibit is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.

The Michigan History Museum—flagship of the Michigan History Center's museums and historic sites—is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 04/21/2022