Downtown Lansing Library “Necessary!” is a special exhibit in honor of Black History Month Jan. 13 & 14. It focuses on the legacy of Malcolm X with over 150 historical artifacts from his life and work, including rare photographs, magazine covers and relics of racism from America’s past. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 672-4072. www. cadl.org.
East Lansing Public Art Gallery Educator and master artist Jacquie D. Vaughan’s “Continuing Thread” exhibit displays work created by her art students at Shabazz Academy. Reception: 1-2 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 241-9230.
Kresge Art Museum “Nightmares and Daydreams,” curated by Michigan State University Art History Association, exhibits work from senior students. Reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Physics & Auditorium Roads, MSU, East Lansing. (517) 355-7631. www.artmuseum. msu.edu.
Lansing Art Gallery “Solitude,” an exhibition of Curtis Hans Miller’s fine art photography. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday- Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400. www.lansingartgallery.com.
Okemos Library Artist Scott Yukio Fergus displays artwork. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday. 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 349-0250.
Riverwalk Theatre Sue Powell’s oil and pastels, using landscapes from Michigan and around the globe. Also: Rosemary Turk Chinese brush-painting. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 6-11 p.m. Saturdays; Noon-5 p.m. Sundays. 228 Museum Dr., Lansing. (517) 482-5700.
Saper Galleries “Love and Family: The Ceramic Relief Tiles of Ruth Faktor.” On display are nearly 200 handcrafted glazed ceramic tiles, depicting families, couples and villages. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. 433 Albert Ave., Lansing. (517) 351-0815. www.sapergalleries.com.
(SCENE) Metrospace “A Michigan State University Showcase” features MSU artists Jon Anthony, Yareth Fernandez, Ryan Groendyk, Megan Mack, April Matthews, Volodymyr Shcherbak, Jacob Varty and Rebekah Zurenko. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Jan. 13. Hours: Thursday 2-5 p.m.; 2-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 319-6832. www.scenemetrospace.com.
Shiawassee Arts Center Kathleen Shanahan’s mixed media painting “Nubian Diving Lesson.” Opens Jan. 24. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 27. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 206 Curwood Castle Dr., Owosso. (989) 723-8354. www.shiawasseearts.org.