The Dennos Museum Center

Adult Programming

The Museum offers many programs for adults, including lectures and workshops that relate to current exhibitions.

FILM Screenings

Check out the calendar or events pages for information about film screenings. More »

Milliken Concerts and Performances

The Dennos Museum Center offers a variety of programs in our Milliken Auditorium. More »

Appraisal Day

Do you have a family heirloom, work of art, or historical artifact that you want more information about? Local art and antique appraiser Don Butkovich will be at the Dennos Museum Center to verbally appraise your hidden treasures. Each person can bring one item per session at a fee of $10. Sessions are up to 15 minutes each. Each additional item requires registration for a separate session at an extra $10 fee. All proceeds support the Museum's education programming fund. Subscribe to our email newsletter for notification of upcoming Appraisal Days. Reservations are required. Register online or call (231) 995-1573.


We periodically offer lectures focusing on the arts and exhibitions as part of our exhibition openings for Museum Members. Learn more about becoming a Museum Member.

Travel with Us

Interested in learning more about art while exploring the world? Travel with the Dennos Museum Center. More »

News & Events


Appraisal Day - Local art and antique appraiser Don Butkovich verbally appraises your hidden treasures.  More »


Janice Keegan - The jazz vocalist and songwriter will perform from her new album, Firedance.  More »


Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues - An award winning blues harp player from Chicago returns to the Milliken stage.  More »


Great Lake Swimmers - This Juno Award winning Canadian Indie folk group features a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars  More »


An Irish Christmas - This family-friendly performance features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy.  More »


BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet - Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music.  More »


Hooking Up With The Second City - Returning to the Milliken, this gaspingly funny revue is a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between.  More »


Christine Lavin and Don White - Leave your worries at the doorstep and join Christine Lavin and Don White as they present a night of comedy unlike any other.  More »


Caravanserai I - A Project of Arts Midwest - Innovative, cross-cultural musical styles that reflect the diversity of influences, languages and cultures that infuse the American immigrant experience.  More »


Reverend Robert Jones and Matt Watroba - A mix of folk, blues, spirituals and other American Roots music blended to champion the beauty and power of our shared culture.  More »


Dervish - A performance by one of the most respected acts of modern time in World/Roots music worldwide.  More »


Matuto - A blend of the Latin syncopations of Brazilian music and the folk traditions of the American South. Its Bluegrass meets Brazil.  More »


Rory Block - A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk.  More »


Caravanserai II – A Project of Arts Midwest - Colorado-based hip-hop/soul duo The Reminders joined by a female hip-hop dance troupe led by choreographer Amirah Sackett. The tour will be emceed by DJ Man-O-Wax.  More »

It Begins Within

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

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 or (231) 995-1055 as soon as possible.