NMU DeVos Museum opens its largest exhibit ever

Art is in the eye of the beholder, and the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University is currently showcasing its largest exhibit ever.

It’s called ‘Zeitgeist’. Zeitgeist is German and translates as ‘the spirit of time’. It’s the general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.

The exhibit at the gallery consists of more than 70 art and design senior students showcasing their work. Everything from traditional art, ceramics and photography to jewelry, illustrations and multidimensional pieces are on display.

“It seems that a lot of students are crossing boundaries when it comes to working within a strict medium, for instance we have sculpture students who have work on the walls,” DeVos  Museum director and curator Melissa Matuscak said. “It’s really exciting to see the way these students are going outside the boundaries of of their discipline and exploring other areas.”

The DeVos Museum is open to the public seven days a week, and the exhibit is free of charge. ‘Zeitgeist’ is on display until May 2nd.