NMU Art Museum Hosts Family Night

DeVos Family Night poster

Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum will host a family night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. The event will feature a guided look at the museum's exhibitions and an activity in which participants can paint a Munising Ware-inspired plate to take home. The event is free of charge and suitable for all ages; supplies and guidance will be provided.

Guided tours with the museum's curators, Emily Lanctot and Sydney Sarasin, are available at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Participants will receive an in-depth glance at current exhibitions such as By Design Looking at Living, which includes artworks from the museum's permanent collection; Fred Brian: Lake Gogebic Memories and Myths, which features narrative artworks inspired by childhood observations in the Ottawa Forest; and UP Focus: Carrie Flaspohler Vander Veen and Catherine Benda

The UP Focus highlights artists living and working in the Upper Peninsula—Benda is a multimedia artist and Marquette resident, Flaspohler Vander Veen is a gouache painter and the curator/director of the Finlandia Art Gallery in Hancock. 

The DeVos Art Musem is located on the corner of Tracey and 7th Street on NMU's campus. It is open Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. Contact the museum at (906) 227-2235 or visit online at nmuartmuseum.com. 

Prepared By

Ashley Kluting
Student Writer