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Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-995-1055
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits in the arts and... more » Owner description: Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits in the arts and sciences. The museum holds and exhibits one of the largest and most historically complete collections of stone sculpture, prints and drawings by the Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic, in the United States. Its hands-on Discover Gallery features interactive engagement with the arts and sciences. The museum produces a concert series of blues, jazz and world music and other entertainment forms each year from September to May in the center’s 367 seat Milliken Auditorium and hosts performances by other community groups throughout the year. « less
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Boyne City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The visiting displays rotate frequently and offer something new on a regular basis besides their permanent installations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really enjoyed stopping in here the other afternoon. One part of the museum was in transition but it was no big deal. I take classes here to it was convenient for me to stop in and get some culture and peace before the deluge. Muchas gracias.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a delight to go into a well spaced, thought out musuem as the Dennos! The four exhibit rooms were wonderfully organized to allow for viewing and thought. Exhibits were just excellent! Glad it was a rainy day so that I took advantage of this attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They had just finished renewing the Inuit exhibit and have a great exhibit by a Korean artist, as well as quilts by a recent award winner. We loved wandering around this little gem.

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Midland, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A nice range of different art.. Chinese art, wire art, some Warhol pieces, and an interactive children's room. Everyone volunteering there went above and beyond to make our visit an enjoyable one. $6 admission is a fair price.

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Northville, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Dennos Museum was well worth the visit. There were many interesting exhibits. I liked that there were so many interactive areas. Very nicely kept!

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saline,michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

we always visit when we are in the area.They always have an interesting display.This museum is small.It doesn't take long to visit.They have a nice gift shop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a very attractive museum space. If you get a chance to see the Seungmo Park exhibit it is well worth it. She sculpts layers of metal mesh into the most intricate works. You step back and this amazing image appears where there was only thin metal wires before. The permanent exhibit of Inuit Art is fascinating. The Chinese... More

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JennemanE, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this review

As always, we are delighted to read reviews from our visitors. Just one small correction in your review of Seungmo Park's work. Seungmo is a male artist. But you are indeed right the work is well worth seeing and it is likely your only, or best chance, to see his work outside of Seoul or New York City in a... More

Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Come and celebrate the permanent Inuit art exhibit at the Dennos and learn about the indigenous people who made these magnificent pieces of art. The current exhibits are generally fascinating and the only limitation is the smallest of the town does not permit larger or more well-known exhibits. You will not be disappointed especially if you take in one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dennos Museum is a wonderful place to bring family and friends. There are always fascinating art exhibits and installations. "Kids" of all ages enjoy the Discovery gallery. And while you are there don't forget the gift shop.

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