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Past Exhibitions

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NMC Student Art Show


Jean Larson - Permanence and Impermanence

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

2016 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection

Exhibited and Acquired: 25 Years of Exhibitions that added Art to the Dennos Collection

Looking Back to the Beginning: Paintings of Clifton McChesney & Glassworks by Dale Chihuly

By Air, Land, and Sea: Stories of the Human Experience

Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds

Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light

Ilhwa Kim: 'Seed Universe 天下圖'

2016 Michigan League of Handweavers Biennial Show

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond

Reflections of the '60s & '70s: Photography by Patricia Anne Prout

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge


2015 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection

Copper Thunderbird: Works by Norval Morrisseau from the Museum Collections

Liu Bolin: Hiding in Plain Sight

International Society of Experimental Artists 24th Annual Art Exhibition

Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan - Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Sideways: Exploring Skateboard Art + Culture

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection

Michigan Ceramics 2014

Jae Yong Kim: Can't Stop Thinking About...

Jinwon Chang: "Hweh-Geeh" Returning Again


It's Our World: Artists Inspired by Children's Visions of the Future

2014 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection

Li Hongbo & Matt Shlian: Stacked & Folded Paper As Sculpture

Chul Hyun Ahn: Infinite Space

Leelanau Conservancy Through the Lens of Ken Scott

Ann Loveless Art Quilts

Seungmo Park: Meticulously Snipped & Wrapped

如何回归- How to Return?

Andy Warhol Prints

Great Lakes Pastel Society

Healing the Earth: Mandala Sand Painting

Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts

Making Paper Dance: The Art Of Pop-Up Books


Michigan Folksong Legacy: Grand Discoveries From the Great Depression

2013 Annual Cape Dorset Graphics Collection

Shine On: Gregory D. Seman- Photographs of Northwest Michigan

Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes: Transforming Nature into Art

Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution

Rufus Snoddy: Wings of Icarus

Larry Cressman

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

THEM: Images of Separation


Miao Xiaochun

Sketches to Sculptures, Rendered Reality: Sixty Years with Marshall M. Fredericks

Cape Dorset Print Collection

Art Quilts by Katie Pasquini Masopust

Evolution/Revolution: 50 Years of American Studio Glass

Howard BenTre: The Lightness of Being – Cast Glass Sculpture

A Growing Legacy: Beth Van Hoesen

Community Curators

Benjamin Busch: The Art in War

Harvey Gordon: Paintings

Small Works Exhibition and Sale 2012

We Don't Want Them

Northwest Michigan Regional: A Juried Exhibition of Michigan Fine Art

Erig Daigh: Happiness is a Target

Welcome to Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan

Inspired by Dr. King


Art and the Animal

The World of Nature in Miniature: Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Seigrist

Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion

Small Works Exhibition and Sale 2011

Jim Hay: Go Where You Are

A Conversation between Monet and Sochi: Video Art by Lee nam Lee

Julian Stanczak Prints


Celebrating Women

One Woman's Creative Journey: Anita Luvera Maye

Stitching Stories of Miracles and Memories

Hollywood Memorabilia from the collection of Honor W. Loftstrom

The Folk Art of Wesley Merrit: A God-Given Talent

Michigan Water Color Society 63rd Annual Exhibition

Small Works: Exhibition and Sale 2010

Varanasi: Photography by Larry Snider

ConTEXTure: A Conversation Between Artists in Two Forms

Kim Kauffman - Beyond the Lens: Cameraless Photo-Collage

Their Journey: Vietnamese in Michigan

Gulag: History of a Camp

A Growing Legacy: Sculpture from the Museum's Collection

The Underground Railroad: Vermont and the Fugitive Slave


River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte

Figurative Painting from the Museum's Collection

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Inuit Print

Art of the Woodland Indians

Presidential Papers and Portraits

Upstream: Fly Fishing in the American West

Carbon: Cosmic Worlds of Charles Lindsay

Small Works: Exhibition and Sale

Breaking the Mold: Contemporary Chinese and Japanese Ceramic Sculpture

Native American Art from the Museum Collection

In Search of Motion: John William Cavanaugh

Photography from the Museum Collection

Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

Fred Petroskey: A Leelanau Portrait

Andy Warhol Photography: Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts


12 Voices: Contemporary Quilts

Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection

Kelly Jean Ohl

Light Paintings of Stephen Knapp

Calculart and CANVAS (Collaborative Advanced Navigation Virtual Art Studio)

Poetry of Landscape: The Seasons - Paintings by Russell Chatham


Calaveras, Ofrendas, y Altares: Arte del Día de los Muertos (Skulls, Offerings and Altars: Art of the Day of the Dead)

Yousuf Karsh: Portraying Greatness, Photographs from the Detroit Institute of Arts

Romancing the Automobile