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The Argus Museum

The Argus Museum

Argus Museum

Argus Museum
525 West William
Ann Arbor, Michigan
hours: M-F 9-5
admission: Free


The Argus Museum features products manufactured by the Argus camera company and tells the stories of the company, the people involved and showcases unique collections connected to Argus. The museum is housed in one of the facilities where Argus products were manufactured.

The mission of the Argus Museum is to collect and preserve Argus Camera Incorporated products (including those manufactured under its prior names), publications and history of the company and its employees, to research the products and the people who were involved in the development and manufacturing of these products, to insure these collections are available for others to research, and to interpret and display the collections for public viewing to promote knowledge and appreciation of Argus.



NEW EXHIBIT- Dear Grampaw

Opening May 23

Join us for the exhibit opening of “Dear Grampaw” at the Argus Museum, Thursday, May 23rd, 6-8:30 pm. The encaustic photo collages, created by Matthew Provost, explores his “grandfather’s rites of passage and first-hand experience of the Vietnam War”. The artwork, which incorporates his grandfather’s photos, letters and journals found after his passing, tells the story of war on a personal level. Through his work, Provoast began to know, and understand, his grandfather in a different light - as a young man thrown into traumatic situations - and how those experiences changed is life. Provoast, a graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design, Kendall College of Art & Design, is devoted to the medium of “storying” and archiving memory, as well as the artistic reflection of history, through close family ties. The exhibit is available for viewing 9-5, M-F, through August 9th, or by appointment. For more information, please call the Argus Museum Curator, Cheryl Chidester at 734-769-0770 or email her at: cchidester@onealconstruction.com

For additional information about the Fall Conference, other events and projects, and for volunteer opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chidester at: cchidester@onealconstruction.com or 734-769-0770. Visit the museum’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArgusMuseum/for more information and updates.



Argus Museum (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Museum

Argus Museum (Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Argus-Museum/513899468693713

Pure Michigan
http://www.michigan.org/property/the-argus-museum/

Videos & Web Sites

Affiliations and Memberships

Argus Collectors Group
http://www.arguscg.org/

Michigan Photographic Historical Society (MiPHS)
https://sites.google.com/site/miphsmain/home

Michigan Museum Association
http://www.michiganmuseums.org/

Ann Arbor Art Alliance
http://a3arts.org/


For more information:

Cheryl A. Chidester, Curator
Argus Museum - Argus I Building
525 West William Street
Ann Arbor MI 48103
734-769-0770
cchidester@onealconstruction.com

updated: 5 September 2017

 

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