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Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City

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Art Museum
The Dennos Museum Center seeks to engage, entertain and enlighten its audiences through the collection of art, and the presentation of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts.

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts. Opened in 1991, the Museum Center features three changing exhibit galleries and an elegant sculpture court; a unique hands-on Discovery Gallery and a renowned Inuit Art Gallery; and the acoustic delight of Milliken Auditorium. Visit the Museum Store for great museum shopping including a fine selection of Inuit art for collectors.

The Museum's signature collection is Inuit art of the Canadian Arctic, one of the largest and most historically complete collections of these distinctive sculptures and prints in the United States. A significant collection of outdoor sculptures by noted international and Michigan artist surrounds the Museum on the beautiful campus of Northwestern Michigan College. In 2000, the Dennos Museum Center was recognized by ArtServe Michigan with the Governor's Award for Arts and Culture.
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TripAdvisor
  • Art exhibts are well chosen. The pieces that "live there" deserve inspection on repeated visits. The interactive room is great fun for spending time alone, with other adults, and children. The gift sh...  more »
  • We stopped in for a quick look and left two hours later. We are from Ohio and were only in town briefly. It was the highlight of our visit. We have visited TC several times en route to other places bu...  more »
  • Lots of hands on experiences for youngsters, learn by playing and fun for parents and grandparents to watch... And play also! Just as much for adults to do as well as children! Truly a wonderful artsy...  more »
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  • Awesome exhibits of Inuit art and other traveling exhibits. Tall ceilings and cool architecture. Also a great auditorium for music or events.
  • Full of cool and interesting things.
  • We saw a very lovely Inuit art collection here once.
  • Nice place to see. It's not huge but there are 4 or 5 rooms with different things to see. The staff was very friendly on my visit
  • Great place to take the kids. Usually interesting exhibits.