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Address: Marquette St SW, Marquette, MI
Phone Number: (906) 227-2235
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Very small but nice.

It is a nice stop if you are in the area but not worth driving very far for as it doesn't take long to go through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free admission and a variety of work! Student art shows are on display 2 times a year as well as a children's art show.

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Oskaloosa, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice stop if you are in the area but not worth driving very far for as it doesn't take long to go through.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We visited on a Sunday and not many visitors so we leisurely strolled the museum. We saw some of the regular collection and a temporary collection. This was a nice hour of piece and quiet. The art is different and varied. We enjoy Art and found this fun.

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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This university run museum is wonderful. Consistently changing exhibits make it more of a gallery, but that's fine. The annual "North of the 45th" show draws talent from near and far, and always displays some incredible talent. Occasionally a music venue as well, it's been host to some breathtaking performances.

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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

For a small town such as Marquette, the DeVos offers a wide variety of programing and a fantastic array of different art opportunities. I would have assumed there were at least a dozen people behind the scenes making this place run. For such a limited staff they do fantastic work. Definitely a sparkling gem for the Marquette community.

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Munising, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We recently visited to see the exhibit of artists from North of the 45th Parallel. A juried show, it had some outstanding art from people from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The surprise was also viewing artwork from the permanent collection including a series of Hiroshige woodblock prints from Japan.

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Leelanau County, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

To be truthful, I initially considered giving a rating of 2/5. But some of my disappointment may have been tied to poor timing. When I visited, the main exhibit was artwork from the area school children. And while some of the children are very talented, and the quilt made of self-portaits of the students (and portraits of teaching/school staff), I... More 

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Albany, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I don't mean to give this museum a poor rating but, honestly, there was not much on display. We were told that they only display a small portion of there permanent collection at any one time. (I thought that a permanent collection was always on display?) Again, do not mean to complain--admission is free, it is on the contained campus... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum features interesting contemporary architecture. Some of the contemporary exhibits are too trendy but the permanent collection is quite good for a museum of its' size.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Although we've visited Marquette regularly for several summers we were not aware of the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University until this trip. The Museum is attached to the building that houses the NMU School of Art and Design and is nestled toward the back of the campus. There is convenient reserved parking in front of the entrance (and... More 

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