Andrew Ranville catalogue featured on For Print Only
The fall 2012 exhibition Andrew Ranville: No Island is a Man featured a catalogue and special edition "survival kit" that was sold as fundraiser for local conservation organizations. The catalogue and kit, designed by Edwin Carter
, was recently featured on the design blog For Print Only. You can check out the post on the For Print Only
Call for entries: North of the 45th exhibition, deadline March 4
The call for entries for the 6th annual North of the 45th Parallel exhibition has been released! This year's exhibition is juried by Wally Mason, a writer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. For the first time entries will only
be taken online through Slideroom. Find out more information about how to enter by clicking here
Call for volunteers!
The Museum has an ongoing need for volunteer docents to help give tours to local school children each fall and spring. There will be an education open house on Saturday, October 6 at 1pm. Click here
to learn more about the docent program, or contact Melissa at 227-1481.
Call for Exhibition Proposals: artLAB2
From January 18 - March 24, 2013, the DeVos Art Museum is literally interpreting its mission statement of being a “learning laboratory” for NMU. The back gallery of the museum will be divided into four smaller spaces with each “mini-space” programmed separately. Any NMU School of Art and Design student group can propose an exhibition. The proposal can be course-related work, collaborative pieces, one or more installations, performances, readings, discussions, presentations or any activity suitable for a public space. Download the call for entries
(PDF) for more info and an application.
Fall Calendar of Events Announced
This fall join us for a series of FREE events including receptions, artist talks, film screenings and performances. Visit the Calendar page
for the latest.
Artist Talks Now Available Online
Fan archive of lectures presented by artists, scholars and critics is available
through NMU's Media Site. We will have these talks archived on the museum
site in the near future as well.
To view the post-screening discussion with Jason Lazarus and Eric Fleischauer, click here
To view the talk by Andrew Ranville please click here
To view the talk by Abigail Satinsky please click here
To view the talk by Emily Lanctot click here
To view the talk by Erica Lord click here
To view the talk by Jack Deo click
To view the talk by Hirokazu Fukawa click here
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DeVos Art Museum Featured on National Public Radio
The DeVos Art Museum was recently featured on NPR's Morning Edition for a story on architect John Lautner. Museum Director Melissa Matuscak was interviewed by Edward Lifson about Lautner's connections to growing up in Marquette. You can read or listen to the entire story on NPR's website
John Lautner Exhibition Receives Award from the Michigan Museums Association
The DeVos Art Museum and Marquette Regional History Center were awarded a 2011 Quest for Excellence Award from the Michigan Museums Association (MMA). The award was presented in Harbor Springs during the MMA Annual Conference. The award was given for the joint exhibitions John Lautner: A Life in Architecture and is "informed and inspired by the MMA Visitor Experience Academy for an exceptionally compelling museum exhibit". More information about the award can be found on the MMA website
John Lautner Presentations Available Online
A big thank you to Frank Escher, Jan-Richard Kikkert, Tycho Saariste and Bette Cohen for sharing their experiences and expertise on John Lautner. All of the presentations are now available to view on NMU's Media Site:
September 2, 2011: lecture by architect and John Lautner biographer Frank Escher is available by clicking here.
September 18, 2011: lecture by architects Jan-Richard Kikkert and Tycho Saariste is available by clicking here.
September 30, 2011: opening remarks and post-film Q&A with Bette Cohen, Director of The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner
is available by clicking here
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