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Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-995-1055
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An unexpected pleasure

This is a fantastic little art museum. There is an exquisite collection of Inuit art, with some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Nice Smaller Museum

Spent several hours in this museum. They have nice exhibits with plenty of space and lots of good... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
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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.
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1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic little art museum. There is an exquisite collection of Inuit art, with some quirky pieces. You can take photographs if you do not use flash. The Discovery Galerie for children is also fun for adults.More

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Eugene J, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The newly expanded galleries for the Dennos Museum Center has greatly enhanced an already wonderful museum and we appreciate your comments. We have just reopened our Discovery Gallery after having been closed for an extended period of time due to...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Spent several hours in this museum. They have nice exhibits with plenty of space and lots of good information.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

If you enjoy Inuit art and local talent this is the place. Great temporary exhibits all year long. Show and concerts as wellMore

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Eugene J, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for your review and your generous words about the Dennos Museum Center. We do have some great talented artists from the area that are shown in the new permanent collection galleries recently opened at the Dennos as part of our 15,000 sq.ft. expansion....More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The architecture of the Dennos has always contributed greatly to the overall experience of a visit to view the art work. The new addition however is absolutely awe inspiring. Designed after a recent gallery at the Whitney. Thank you Bob Holdeman and Gene Jenneman for...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I grew up on trips to the Detroit Institute of Arts so I wasn't expectig much from this little museum but the quality of the special exhibits is awesome! The home exhibits are great, too-they have an impressive permanent collection of Inuit art. I loved...More

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ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We at the Dennos Museum Center strive to give our visitors experiences comparable, whenever we can, to major museums like the DIA. With our recent expansion of 15,000 sq. ft. to our original 40,000 sq.ft. building, we are now able...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This museum has wonderful exhibit space and very nicely displayed works of art. The new renovations are lovely and extra space welcome. They did a nice job showing the travelling Tut exhibit. Well worth the entry fee. Their Inuit art collection is really impressive, I...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had some time to kill in Traverse City, thought I'd see if they had an art museum. The Dennos Center is on the campus of NW Michigan University. I realize that special exhibits change, but for me this was a wonderful way to spend an...More

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ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your review of the Dennos Museum Center. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and I hope we will see you many times in the future. Just a small clarification, we are located at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Been here for many events and exhibits and I always enjoy it. Very nice, comfortable auditorium! Parking is the only downfall. Get there early for an event or plan on walking.More

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ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors and are pleased to know you enjoy visiting the Dennos. As you may know were in the process of expanding our gallery space significantly to showcase our growing permanent collection, so that you...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great Inuit art. We have become members and hence they send us notes about upcoming eveents and sales.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

When I moved here from downstate, I was surprised to find the Dennos Museum. When I visited, I was even more surprised to find such high quality exhibits. What a gem, right here in Traverse City! Gene and his staff so a great job of...More

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ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Barbara Thank you for your kind words and positive review. The new gallery space will be amazing and I am confident you and anyone who comes to visit following its opening (now likely mid November 2017) will be impressed.

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