MACKINAK ISALND (AP).-
The new Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
has opened on Mackinac Island.
The museum at the island's Indian Dormitory opened weeks ahead of schedule Friday in time for the Independence Day weekend. It will showcase historic pieces as well as the work of contemporary Mackinac Island artists.
The Mackinac State Historic Parks' collection includes Native American fine and decorative art; 18th century maps of the Great Lakes region; paintings, drawings, etchings and photographs; and historic fine arts.
Grand opening celebrations are in mid-July. The museum was funded by the Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation.
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