The Dennos Museum Center

Adult Programming

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

Community Cinema Screenings

Community Cinema is a community outreach project of CMU Public Television and the Dennos Museum Center. All films will be shown on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center and are free of charge. 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 »



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 »


The African Guitar Summit - Featuring music from Kenya, Ghana, Madagascar, Rwanda, and Mali that will have you dancing in your seat, in the aisles and on the stage!  More »


'Understanding Autism' - The Your Health Lecture Series - A panel of experts from Michigan State University will discuss “Understanding Autism” as the Your Health Lecture Series revisits Traverse City.  More »


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 »


NMC Jazz Bands Concert - This performance features not one, but two swinging big bands! Styles of the compositions range from swing to Latin to contemporary and are guaranteed to keep your toes tapping!  More »


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 »


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


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


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 »


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


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


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

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.