reception celebrating the first exhibit in NMU's new DeVos Art Museum
is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. Local band Combo
Caliente will provide live Latin music to complement the flavor
of the exhibit, which is titled “Contemporary Painting of Latin
DeVos Art Museum, made possible with support from the DeVos Foundation,
is attached to the art and design complex near Spooner Hall at the
end of Seventh Street. It is comprised of two galleries. One is
2,500 square feet and will feature the work of national artists
and students. The other is 2,000 square feet and will showcase the
university's permanent collection, which ranges from Japanese art
to early 20th century illustration.
new facility gives us the opportunity to expand art at NMU and showcase
not only the department, but what we can do as an art museum” said
Wayne Francis, museum director.
Painting of Latin America” runs through April 10. It features young
artists from countries including Cuba, Brazil and Argentina. The
works come from Gary Nader Fine Arts of Coral Gables, Fla.
wanted to do a Latin American show for a long time,” said Francis.
“The modern movement was arguably begun
in the early part of this century by Diego Rivera of Mexico. His
work gained worldwide recognition and set the stage for a long line
of painters. This show will provide a survey of the contemporary
Latin American art scene."
exhibition is sponsored by the John and June Jamrich Endowment for
the Arts. Regular gallery hours are
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.