This summer and fall, the Beaumier Center will be featuring two exhibitions in its gallery in Gries Hall. These exhibits will be on display through September 28 and are Free and open to the public.
"Hollywood Comes to Marquette County: The making of Anatomy of a Murder."
Originally created in 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film, Anatomy of a Murder, this exhibition features twelve individual panels mounted in six banner stands. On the panels there are dozens of rare images from the making of the film, a time-line for the book, film and Voelker’s life and also links to oral history interviews with some of the participants.
"Wooden Boats Afloat"
Created by the Bonifas Art Center, this exhibit is a Michigan Humanities Council project that documents for the first time the wooden boat-building heritage of the Upper Peninsula. The exhibit looks at the role of wooden boats in the U.P.’s economic, social, and cultural settings.
Contributions include input from boat enthusiasts and experts from restoration boatyards, Huron Mountain Club, Westshore Fishing Museum, commercial fishermen, and rowing clubs.
Special features include displays on the Great Lakes Boat Building School and Birch Bark Canoes.
Sponsored in part by: “Wooden Boats” is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Michigan Humanities Council.”
From Chalk to Light Boards: Technology at NMU
On Saturday, February 16, the Beaumier Center will be opening a new exhibition about the changes in technology on campus. The exhibition will feature dozens of artifacts from the Center’s collection and from offices and storage facilities across campus. The exhibition will delve into how technology is used on campus today and where we are headed to in the future.
Admission, as always, is free and open to the public.