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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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Traverse City, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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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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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have been family members of Dennos for years and gladly support this facility even though we are not Traverse area year round residence. Their children's display always fascinates our seven year old who has been visiting several times a year since she was two. We all enjoyed the present exhibits of Chinese photography and Seungmo Parks exquisite metal art.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Three major galleries, each with interesting exhibits. The special exhibit of new Chinese photographers was excellent. Check it out!

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum is one of two museums in the USA with a permanent display of Inuit(Eskimo) art. There is a story as to why this relatively small museum has such a unique display. To compliment these Inuit works of art they have a mounted polar bear and musk ox. Currently they have a new shipment of Inuit Art for sale.... More

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We just saw a wonderful modern Chinese photography show and a Chinese sculpture show that is excellent. Their collection of Inuit art is very good, with fine explanations. Go and spend a few hours-you won't be sorry.

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

Thank you for your view of our current exhibitions. We are very pleased you enjoyed them. Just one clarification - the excellent sculpture exhibition you referred to is by the artist Seungmo Park who is from Seoul, S.Korea not China. This is his first solo museum exhibition in the USA. Both his sculpture exhibition and the Chinese photography exhibition continue... More

Kalkaska, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Dennos is connected the the local collage and has wonderful exhibits that change frequently. Don't forget to visit the gift shop.

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

Thank you for your review. For the readers of our reviews we are a part of Northwestern Michigan College. More

Missoula
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While visiting the area we went to the museum and I was amazed at the beautiful and open space with large and small exhibitions of a variety of work.

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Okinawa, Japan
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lovely location and wonderful exhibits in this beautifully laid out venue. I always look to see what is available because it is a real treat to see a show there.

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

This little museum can be seen in a very short amount of time, but the temporary Dancing Paper exhibit is more than worth seeing. Pop-up children's books, some dating as far back as the 1880's make for a delightful eye catching display. For anyone with children or anyone who loved such books as a child. Inuit art also interesting. Was... More

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