The Dennos Museum Center
Celebrating 20 Years

The Dennos is celebrating 20 years of great exhibits, concerts, programs, and collections.  This coming concert season, join us in Milliken Auditorium as we dance, sing, and pound the drums in celebration.  Our galleries will be filled with animals as art, the work of regional artists, and the art you select from our collections for exhibition.  Come Celebrate with us!



Art and the Animal

September 18 - December 31, 2011
The flagship exhibition of The Society of Animal Artists

Dorset Print Collection

Dorset Print Collection

October 5 - November 27, 2011
The annual exhibition and sale of the newly released Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset.

The World of Nature in Miniatures

The World of Nature in Miniature: Paintings by Wes and Rachelle Seigrist

November 5 - December 31, 2011
Paintings less than 9 square inches in size

Eric Daigh

Eric Daigh: Portraits

December 4, 2011 – April 1, 2012
Traverse City push pin portrait artist presents his recent large scale portraits.


Welcome to Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan

January 14 – March 13, 2012
For many years, this "Black Eden" was one of only a few resorts in the country where African-Americans could vacation and purchase property. 

Diane Carr

Northwest Michigan Juried Exhibition

January 15 – April 1, 2012
A juried exhibition open to all artists in NW Michigan and the UP.

Stephen Duren

Community Curators

April 15 – June 10, 2012
The community selects works from the Dennos collection and writes the label for the work.

Benjamin Busch: The Art of War

Benjamin Busch: The Art of War

April 15 – June 10, 2012
Author, film maker and soldier Benjamin Busch presents in artistic documentary photographs from his experiences in Iraq.

Harvey Gordon

Harvey Gordon: Paintings

April 15 – June 10, 2012
Glen Arbor artist Harvey Gordon will exhibit a collection of his recent paintings. 





Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8:00 PM
Blues and Boogie-Woogie piano



Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8:00 pm
Men’s Vocal Ensemble

Rory Block

Rory Block

Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:00 PM
Blues Singer

AnDa Union

AnDa Union

Sunday, November 6, 2011, 7:00 pm
Mongolian Throat Singing 

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Golden Dragon Acrobats 

Friday, November 18, 2011, 8:00 pm
Chinese Acrobatics 

Enter the Haggis

Enter the Haggis

Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:00 pm
Celtic Rock 

Harlem Gospel Choir

The Harlem Gospel Choir

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 8:00 pm

Billy Branch

Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues

Friday, February 3, 2012, 8:00 pm

Stanislav Pronin

Stanislav Pronin

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 8:00 pm
Classical Violin 

Larry Garner

Larry Garner Blues Band

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8:00 pm

Honky Tonk Angels

Honky Tonk Angels

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8:00 pm
The songs of Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn

Juan Siddi Flamenco Theater

Juan Siddi Flamenco Theater

Friday, April 13, 2012, 8:00 pm

Nagata Sachu

Nagata Schachu

Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:00 pm
Japanese Taiko Drumming 

Bob James - Fathers and Daughters

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8:00 pm 

It Begins Within

Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm
1 - 5 pm
Thurs - Open until 8pm
Closed on major holidays

Adults $10 Children $5   NMC Student with ID $5
Museum members $5

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.