The Dennos Museum Center
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School Visits

Museum visits and tours are a wonderful way to highlight a specific subject, celebrate the beginning or end of a unit and expose students to the arts.  More »

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Current Exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays change regularly. Find out what is currently on exhibition at the museum. More »

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Educator Resources

Information on scholarships, curriculum connections and lesson plans is available for educators here. More »

Education Programs at the Dennos

The Dennos offers guided tours for grades Pre-K through 12, as well as for scouts, college classes, and adult groups. A guided tour with a volunteer docent is a great way to engage your students or members in making relevant and meaningful connections to their lives and classroom studies. Trained docents encourage creativity, collaborative discussion, and critical thinking while participants share stories about the artwork and artifacts they experience. More>>

Educational performances are an exciting way to introduce your students to world culture, music, theater, and dance. Programs vary, but generally include short performances followed by discussion of the genre of music or culture of the performers. Performances take place in Milliken Auditorium, a wheel-chair accessible venue welcoming all ages. More>>

Additional programs and special events are continually being added to the calendar, including opportunities to meet contemporary artists and explore hands-on art making. Call the Education Department at (231) 995-1029 to find out more. Scholarships are available here.

NEWS & EVENTS

Nov
22

Go Global International Fair and Expo - Part of International Education Week, this expo features international food tastings, world music performances, workshops and lectures offering global insights, and cultural crafts and games for children.  More »

Nov
28

Black Friday Fun Day - Avoid the crowds of shoppers and visit the Dennos for a day of fun! Complete a museum scavenger hunt to earn prizes.  More »

Jan
03

The Best of The Second City - Featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City's fifty-five year history.  More »

Jan
31

Rockin' Johnny Band - Guitarist Johnny Burgin heads one of Chicago's most loved blues bands.  More »

Feb
21

Scythian - Classically trained musicians who deliver a seamless blend of kicked-up Celtic, folk, and world music with a punk-rock sensibility.  More »

Feb
28

The Cashore Marionettes - Life in Motion - Joseph Cashore's beautifully crafted marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life.  More »

Mar
07

Tab Benoit - Join us for an unforgettable night of blues by one of the premier roots musicians of our time.  More »

Mar
27

Mike and Ruthy - Featuring one of acoustic America's most revered musical duos.  More »

Apr
17

Nagata Shachu - Featuring folk drumming traditions found throughout Japan, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.  More »

It Begins Within

HOURS:
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun 1–5 p.m.
Thurs - Open until 8 p.m.
Closed on major holidays

ADMISSION:
Adults $6
Children $4
NMC Students FREE with ID
Museum members FREE

If you are planning to attend an event at the Dennos Museum Center and have a disability requiring any special assistance, please notify us at dmc@nmc.edu or (231) 995-1055 as soon as possible.