Nowhere else does such a rare and exceptional collection of Mackinac-related art and photography come together to tell Mackinac’s story.

In complement to the natural beauty of Mackinac Island, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum allows visitors to experience fine and decorative arts inspired by Mackinac through the ages.

One of the most diverse art museums in the region, the museum’s collection offers no shortage of beauty and history – from hand-beaded Native American garments and 17th and 18th-century maps of the Great Lakes, to one-of-a-kind pieces from the height of Mackinac Island’s Victorian era.

Original photographs from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century present the beauty of Mackinac as captured by the camera’s eye. Featured are the works of William H. Gardiner, including dozens of his famed early-twentieth century hand-tinted views.



Fine and decorative arts related to Mackinac are presented in four long-term exhibits. The first floor main gallery contains works depicting views of Mackinac from the early 19th to the late 20th century as well historic maps. Two smaller galleries feature decorative and Native American Art. Mackinac photography from the permanent collection is featured on the second floor. Audiovisual presentations provide deeper exploration of some of the prominent works.

2016 Contemporary Art Show: Waters of Mackinac

This juried exhibition, presented in the second floor changing gallery, presents artwork inspired by the theme of “Waters of Mackinac” For more information regarding entering this exhibition, click here.

Kids’ Art Studio

Children interested in creating their own art will enjoy the Kids’ Art Studio, open June 7-August 16. Skilled artists on staff present a variety of activities that let creativity flow through paint, pencils and crayons.

Take a look inside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum in this video!

Hours of Operation

May 2 – June 3, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

June 4 – September 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

September 5 – October 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission Rates

Adult $5.50
Youth (Age 5-12) $4.00

Free admission with purchase of a Fort Mackinac ticket through October 11.

Visitor’s staying overnight at Mackinac Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau member properties receive free admission the Art Museum with proof of stay through October 11.

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Travel Information

The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum is located on Mackinac Island adjacent to Marquette Park, just below Fort Mackinac. The entrance is off Main Street.

Our Street Address

7070 Main St.
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Travel Directions

Click here to map your route to the Mackinac Art Museum and for general travel information on your visit to Mackinac Island.

Visitor Services


A variety of gifts, apparel and publications are available for purchase adjacent to the admissions counter.


An accessible restroom is located on the ground floor.


The Mackinac Art Museum warmly welcomes guests with special needs. An accessible entrance is located on the north side of the building and an elevator connects to the second floor. Learn more about how guests with limited mobility or other special needs can fully enjoy their visit. Click here for complete information about accessibility.

Visitation Tips & Courtesies

Getting Around

The Richard & Jane Manoogian Art Museum is a climate-controlled facility, occupying three floors of the historic 1838 Indian Dormitory. The main and second floors house five galleries small galleries. A stairway and elevator connects the main and second floors. The ground floor contains the Art Studio and restroom.

Touring Time

Touring the museum depends on visitor interest. We recommend a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour to see the facility.

For the Comfort of All

Due to tight spaces please leave strollers at the entrance. Check all large bags and backpacks at the admission counter. No easel sketching.

For the Protection of the Art

Place wet umbrellas in the stand on the front porch. No food and drink are allowed inside the museum.


We regret that family pets cannot be accommodated.  Couples with pets may share a single rotating admission ticket, with one person enjoying the grounds with the pet while the other enjoys the museum.


Due to potential light damage and copyright restrictions, photography is not permitted in the galleries.  Professional or group photography must be approved in advance.

Electronic Devices

For the enjoyment of all guests, please limit the use of electronic devices in the galleries.


The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum is smoke-free, including the porches.