Pat Kruse Artist in Residence

August 10 & August 11
10AM – 5 PM

Join Pat Kruse, an accomplished and awarding winning Ojibwe birchbark and quillwork artist and culture teacher at the Madeline Island Museum, where he will demonstrate creating his birchbark art.

Indigenous Arts

Pat Kruse Artist in Residence

August 10 & August 11
10AM – 5 PM

Join Pat Kruse, an accomplished and awarding winning Ojibwe birchbark and quillwork artist and culture teacher at the Madeline Island Museum, where he will demonstrate creating his birchbark art.

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A visit to the Madeline Island Museum is an adventure through time, exploring the stories of the diverse peoples who have called the island home. Your immersive journey traverses four historic structures that combine to form the heart of this modern museum featuring fascinating artifacts and engaging exhibits telling Ojibwe, French, British, and American stories. 


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Experience the vibrant culture and rich artistic traditions of the Ojibwe. Watch as Indigenous artists showcase their incredible skills and knowledge of traditional techniques and contemporary styles. Engage with the artists as they explore their creative process and interact with guests this summer at Madeline Island Museum.

𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟮-𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟰: Join Gordon Coons, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians member, as he teaches you how to make your very own block print at the Madeline Island Museum.

𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟭𝟬 & 𝟭𝟭: Birchbark has long been a staple material in Indigenous crafting, toolmaking and artistry. Now, you can uncover the rich history of birchbark art alongside Artist in Residence Pat Kruse, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians member, as he demonstrates his skill and technique at the Madeline Island Museum.

Indigenous Artist in Residence is included with general admission.

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