Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum has two ongoing exhibitions: “Personal to Political,” which is open for viewing through Oct. 31; and “Regional Perspectives by Women Artists,” which will be on display through 2022. The museum will also host “Cynthia Cote STILL: an Installation of Drawings and Objects” Monday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Dec.11.
Below is information about the two current exhibitions:
Personal to Political: This exhibition celebrates the African American artists of Paulson Fontaine Press. The exhibition is organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, in Walnut Creek, Calif. It features a range of fine-art prints, quilts and sculpture, including abstract and formal imagery by African American artists who helped shape contemporary art conversation in the California Bay Area and beyond.
The exhibition features more than 50 works by artists including Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, Gary Simmons, Gee's Bend Quilters, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett and Loretta Pettway whose artworks speak to personal experiences and political perspectives.
Regional Perspectives by Women Artists: The artworks in this permanent collection exhibition investigate people, places and abstractions. The show includes artworks created by regional women artists in various media from the dawn of the 20th century to the present. Selections introduce viewers to intimate portraits, landscapes of mining scenes and snow squalls, and abstractions ranging from atmospheric depictions of place to domestic objects reimagined.
Artists include Alice Carr, May Cebalo, Susie Colquitt, Kathleen Conover, Nita Engle, Phyllis Fredendall, Christine Garceau, Judy Jamieson, K. Carlton Johnson, Celia Kelly, Ada Kettunen, N. Cecilia Kettunen, Vida Lautner, Yvonne LeMire, Jan Manniko, Laura Stahl Maze, Becky Morriseau, Carol Phillips, Kristine Houtari Poole, Julie Risak, Ann Russ, Christine Saari, Sylvia Smith, Grace Spaulding and Leora Tadgerson.
The DeVos Art Museum is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission is free of charge. Masks and social distancing are currently required for individuals who are not vaccinated. The museum will continue to adhere to evolving public health recommendations by state, local and university officials.
Follow @devosart on Instagram for updates, or sign up for the museum newsletter at nmu.edu/devos to learn more about programs and exhibitions. The museum is located at the corner of Tracy and Seventh Street on campus. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum.