Lois Beardslee: Anishinaabe Author Speaks from a Socioeconomic Perspective

  • April 13, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Dennos Museum Center

    1410 College Drive
    Traverse City, Michigan 49686
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Lois Beardslee: Anishinaabe Author Speaks from a Socioeconomic Perspective

Thursday, April 13th — 7:00PM, Doors at 6:45 PM

Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center

Free admission

Please join us for an evening with award-winning author and illustrator Lois Beardslee. A recipient of the prestigious Michigan Notable Book Award along with a silver medal from the Midwest Book Awards, Beardslee’s writings grapple with contemporary issues ranging from climate change to socioeconomic inequality. This event is general admission. 

Please be sure to visit the Traverse Area District Library locations for more information and to check out books by Lois Beardslee. Her works will be on display at the library on Woodmere Ave along with a selection of books by other indigenous and women poets through the end of April.

Image: Lois Beardslee, Potty Training on Dixon Island. 2001, Acrylic and waterproof black gel pen on handmade paper. Bonifas Arts Center, Ann Stack purchased from the artist directly for the Bonifas Arts Center’s permanent collection. 

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.  

Our program partners supporting our post reception are the NMC Library and Interlochen Center for the Arts

Date & Time

Thu, Apr 13, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive
Traverse City, Michigan 49686 Dennos Museum Center
Dennos Museum Center

The Dennos Museum Center builds community, sparks conversation, and inspires change for audiences of all ages through its exhibitions, programs, and the collection and preservation of art.

Opened in 1991, the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences, and performing arts. The Museum includes temporary exhibition and permanent collection galleries, an elegant sculpture court, and a hands-on Discovery Gallery. The permanent collection features regional, national, and international art from the 19th-21st centuries. The Milliken Auditorium hosts events and concerts with performers from around the world. Visit the Museum Store for great shopping, including a fine selection of Inuit art for collectors.


The Museum's signature collection is Inuit art of the Canadian Arctic, one of the largest and most historically complete collections of these distinctive sculptures and prints in the United States. A significant collection of outdoor sculptures by noted international and Michigan artists surrounds the Museum on the beautiful campus of Northwestern Michigan College. In 2000, the Dennos Museum Center was recognized by ArtServe Michigan with the Governor's Award for Arts and Culture. The Museum expanded its original building in 2018, adding new galleries and auditorium spaces with wide support from the community.


In 2021, the Dennos joined a network of more than 200 other Smithsonian Affiliates in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Panama. Established in 1996, the affiliations program is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. Smithsonian Affiliates are collaborators on many of the Smithsonian’s strategic priorities, adding local content, context, and expertise to national initiatives to help tell a fuller story.

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