MARQUETTE – The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University recently unveiled a new exhibit titled “Copley to Cassatt: American Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts.” The collection chronicles American painting from Colonial times to the early 20th century. It features such noted artists as John Singleton Copley, James McNeil Whistler, George Inness, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri and Mary Cassatt.

          The exhibition is the largest loan ever of 18th, 19th and early-20th century American paintings to come to the DeVos Art Museum from the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

          “It is made possible by the renovation and expansion project now under way at the DIA, as the building program has required the closure of galleries and restricted storage spaces,” said Wayne Francis, NMU museum director. “The paintings selected are works that are customarily installed in the DIA's American galleries. This unique circumstance will benefit the people of the Upper Peninsula who may not ordinarily be able to view the paintings in Detroit.”

          This exhibition runs through March 3. It is presented by the DeVos Art Museum in cooperation with the Detroit Institute of Arts, with assistance from the Dennos Museum Center and support from the John and June Jamrich Endowment for the Arts.

          Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free.  For more information call 227-2194.

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Kristi Evans
News Director