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Mackinac Island Museum Opens

The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum has opened ahead of schedule. The museum showcases historic treasures in Mackinac State Historic Parks collection including Native American fine and decorative art, 18th century maps of the Great Lakes region, paintings, drawings, etchings, photographs and historic fine art. Grand opening celebrations are in mid-July.

The art museum brings together Mackinac art created over the centuries. In one building, see Mackinac-inspired art from today and works from nearly two centuries ago. In fact, a fragment of decorated prehistoric pottery, recently excavated from the actual site of the art museum, is exhibited.

Through the use of audiovisual and hands-on techniques and special programs, you can fully immerse yourself in the art. It’s our hope that such exhibits will spark conversations about the pieces and perhaps what you think the work meant to the artist, to the original viewers, and to you. The art museum is generously funded by the Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation.

The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum Store
Indian Dormitory
Mackinac Island
Open every day July 14-October 10, 2010
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. mid-July to August 21
10 a.m.-4 p.m. August 22-October 10
In subsequent seasons (beginning in 2011), the store will be open early May to mid-October.

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