MAM, Libraries Partner for Big Read Art Response

The Miller Art Museum (MAM) is partnering with the Door County Library to add a visual-arts component to the 2021 NEA Big Read program, which features Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven: a book that contemplates art in a postpandemic America. 

The museum is seeking participation from artists and the community to create artworks in response to the book. Participants should read Station Eleven and consider what role art plays in society, which items they would want to preserve in a postpandemic world, what they would create, which objects could be repurposed for art-making, which materials would be available and how they would be used.

Free copies of the book are available at all Door County Library branches while supplies last. The libraries are operating with restricted access, so call your local branch to schedule a pickup appointment.

Individuals ages 14 years and older are eligible to take part; there is no fee to participate; and one work per participant will be accepted. The registration deadline is Jan. 1. Learn more and find a registration form at

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