Mary Wright Public Art Examples Requested

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is putting out a final call for people willing to loan examples from the late Mary Wright's public art projects around the Upper Peninsula for a retrospective exhibition of her work that opens April 15.  

For many years, Wright led community-wide art projects connected with the heritage of the Upper Peninsula and other parts of the state of Michigan. A sampling of her projects included the “Grandma Doors” in Marquette in 2007, the Story Line in Houghton in 2011 and the Family Tree Poles in Marquette in 1999. Hundreds of people across the region were involved in her projects, which greatly contributed to the cultural landscape.

The Beaumier Center is looking for examples from these projects and others such as: FinnFest chairs, 1996 and 2005; Ice Shanties in Marquette, 1997; Books on the Block, 1997; Scarecrows along M-28, 2000; Snow Shovels along M-28, 2001; and Spring Flowers, 2002.

Those willing to loan examples from these or other public art projects led by Wright can contact Daniel Truckey at the Beaumier Center at 906-227-3212 or

Prepared By

Kristi Evans
News Director

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