The Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University

The largest public display of art in Livingston County 

Thoughts (Arthur Secunda self-portrait), 2012
Thoughts (Arthur Secunda self-portrait), 2012 (oil on canvas, 28 x 22) Gift of C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall.

The Arthur Secunda Museum celebrates the life and work of one of Michigan’s most accomplished artists.

Arthur Secunda is an internationally renowned artist whose art career began in Detroit, Michigan more than 65 years ago.

His one-man shows have been seen in numerous galleries and museums in Europe, North America and Asia.

He is represented in most major museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California; the National Gallery of Australia; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; and the National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

Known for his brilliant collages and striking graphics, Secunda has mastered almost all media, including making his own paper in France and Japan. His impressive body of work includes painting, mixed media, polyester assemblage, ceramics and welded sculpture. His imagery ranges from figurative and hard-edge to jazz and the Bible. He is known, however, primarily for his iconic landscapes of the late 1970s and 1980s, which incorporate a specific kind of color gradation and blending of forms.

Over his career Secunda has produced approximately 350 limited edition prints encompassing all printmaking techniques, including serigraphy, lithography, engraving, collagraphy and pochoir. The Arthur Secunda Museum will open in conjunction with publication of the Catalogue Raisonne of Secunda’s Graphic Works, 1948-2013. Cleary University is co-publisher of this work.

Cleary University strives to provide an attractive, engaging and “challenging” learning environment, which stimulates originality and creativity; develops natural curiosity; broadens perspective; and encourages interpretation through the search for meaning. Art is a catalyst for teaching and learning those important skills, which are keys to a successful business career.

We hope all who visit the Museum will enjoy the legacy that Arthur Secunda has given us.