Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum will unveil a new exhibit, “John R.G. Roth: Transmissive Morphology,” on Monday, Aug. 10. The NMU alumnus is an associate professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. His mixed media sculptures have been described as having a “mad scientist’s aesthetic." An artist's talk is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, coinciding with a closing reception from 2-4:30.
Also on display is “Forty Years of Collecting: Highlights from the Permanent Collection.” The exhibition is divided over four smaller, individual gallery spaces featuring the following: 10 portrait paintings by Ishpeming native N. Cecilia Kettunen (American 1896-1992); Native American art from the Losey and Kordich/Magnaghi collections; Japanese woodblock prints and functional wooden items from the 19th and 20th centuries from the Bennett and Lewis collections; and a thematic exhibition titled “I Reject You, I Accept You: Modernism and the Collection” as a precursor to a large traveling exhibition, “MetaModern,” which will fill the entire museum during the winter 2016 semester.
Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.