Inuit art comprises more than half of the collection of the Dennos Museum Center on the Northwestern Michigan College campus in Traverse City. The Dennos is also home to contemporary art by Michigan artists and Great Lakes and Canadian Indian art, and hosts Family Days, a film series, concerts and other performing arts programs.
Marquette is home to the DeVos Art Museum, which is both a part of the Northern Michigan University art and design department and a regional art museum for the Upper Peninsula. The galleries show student and visiting exhibits and feature rotating displays from the permanent collection of Japanese, Native American and Inuit art, 20th century illustrations, and contemporary works.
Op art pops in the Vision Play: Contemporary Illusions exhibit at the Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University through July 29, 2011. The MSU permanent collection, which includes Islamic, Egyptian, African, European and Modern works, will have a new home on the East Lansing campus when the dramatic Broad Art Museum opens in early 2012.
Dedicated to the Detroit artist whose work is known the world over, the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum and Sculpture Garden permanently displays over 200 examples from his 70-year career. The indoor/outdoor collection is located at Saginaw Valley State University.
Its collection began over 150 years ago, and now includes more than 18,000 pieces of Asian, African, European, American, Middle Eastern and Modern art. The University of Michigan Museum of Art improved its historic art museum building and opened an impressive new wing in 2009, more than doubling the size of the Ann Arbor address for works by Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Monet and Tiffany.