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Anton Art Center
Established 1904, 1969
Location 125 Macomb Place Mt Clemens, Michigan 48043
United States

The Anton Art Center, formerly known as the Carnegie Library, is a Neo-Classical building and Art Center located in Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States.


The structure was designed by Theodore VanDamme and was erected in 1904. It was the first library in Macomb County to be financed by industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie who contributed $17,000 to its construction and one of 1,681 such structures to be financed by Carnegie in the United States. Although the building typically would have been an adequate size to accommodate the population the size of that of the town of Mount Clemens, because of large tourist industry as a result of the mineral baths that were located in the community, the building was ultimately not large enough to effectively serve its purpose.

In 1969, the Library was moved to a new structure and the original building began use for a not for profit organization known as The Art Center. The structure was listed on the State of Michigan Register of Historic places in 1978. In 2005, The Gebran and Suzanne Anton Foundation of Grosse Pointe, Michigan donated funds to construct an addition to the original structure. The facility was renamed the Anton Art Center.

Activities and exhibitions

The Anton Art Center has been used for exhibitions of local, national and international artists. Art related classes are also offered to the community at the facility. As a result of a collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts, artwork from the museum's collection is occasionally loaned to the Anton Art Center for display. Most notably a painting by Vincent Van Gogh was displayed at the Art Center in the 1990s.

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