Navigation Menu
The Dennos Museum Center
Hero image

exhibition archive

Click on the links below to learn more about our past exhibitions. For information about exhibitions prior to 2007, please contact the Dennos at (231) 995-1055 or


Ergo Sum: A Crow A Day

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Pulped Under Pressure

2020 Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection


Carole Harris: Art Quilts

Explorations in Wood: Selections from The Center for Art in Wood

2019 Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection

Lee Sung Kuen - Interconnected

Gerhardt Knodel - Minglings: The Migration

Armand Merizon: His Life and Art 

Susanne Stephenson - Transfigurement II

Orna Ben-Ami: Entire Life in a Package 

NMC Student Show

Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition


Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940

Homage: Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women

Pangnirtung Weavings from the Dennos Museum Center's Collection

The Other Traverse City: Opioids and Our Community

2018 Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection

Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants - A Major Exhibition from National Geographic

NMC Student Art Show

Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh's Tomb 

Visitors to the Sea: Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Art

Lines of Light: Craig Tandy Monofilament Sculpture


Diane Carr: Spiral Gestures and a Jester

Myths and Mortals: The Mixed Media Sculpture of Sally Rogers

Three Decades of Landscape Painting by David Paul Grath

NMC Student Art Show

Annnual Cape Dorset Print Collection 2017

Into the Arctic 

Myths, Legends, and Stories: Sculpture by Abraham Anghik Ruben


Jean Larson - Permanence and Impermanence

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

2016 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection

Exhibited and Acquired: 25 Years of Exhibitions that added Art to the Dennos Collection

Looking Back to the Beginning: Paintings of Clifton McChesney & Glassworks by Dale Chihuly

By Air, Land, and Sea: Stories of the Human Experience

Andy Warhol: Silver Clouds

Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light

Ilhwa Kim: 'Seed Universe 天下圖'

2016 Michigan League of Handweavers Biennial Show

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond

Reflections of the '60s & '70s: Photography by Patricia Anne Prout

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge


2015 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection

Copper Thunderbird: Works by Norval Morrisseau from the Museum Collections

Liu Bolin: Hiding in Plain Sight

International Society of Experimental Artists 24th Annual Art Exhibition

Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan - Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Sideways: Exploring Skateboard Art + Culture

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection

Michigan Ceramics 2014

Jae Yong Kim: Can't Stop Thinking About...

Jinwon Chang: "Hweh-Geeh" Returning Again


It's Our World: Artists Inspired by Children's Visions of the Future

2014 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection

Li Hongbo & Matt Shlian: Stacked & Folded Paper As Sculpture

Chul Hyun Ahn: Infinite Space

Leelanau Conservancy Through the Lens of Ken Scott

Ann Loveless Art Quilts

Seungmo Park: Meticulously Snipped & Wrapped

如何回归- How to Return?

Andy Warhol Prints

Great Lakes Pastel Society

Healing the Earth: Mandala Sand Painting

Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts

Making Paper Dance: The Art Of Pop-Up Books


Michigan Folksong Legacy: Grand Discoveries From the Great Depression

2013 Annual Cape Dorset Graphics Collection

Shine On: Gregory D. Seman- Photographs of Northwest Michigan

Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes: Transforming Nature into Art

Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution

Rufus Snoddy: Wings of Icarus

Larry Cressman

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

THEM: Images of Separation


Miao Xiaochun

Sketches to Sculptures, Rendered Reality: Sixty Years with Marshall M. Fredericks

Cape Dorset Print Collection

Art Quilts by Katie Pasquini Masopust

Evolution/Revolution: 50 Years of American Studio Glass

Howard BenTre: The Lightness of Being – Cast Glass Sculpture

A Growing Legacy: Beth Van Hoesen

Community Curators

Benjamin Busch: The Art in War

Harvey Gordon: Paintings

Small Works Exhibition and Sale 2012

We Don't Want Them

Northwest Michigan Regional: A Juried Exhibition of Michigan Fine Art

Eric Daigh: Happiness is a Target

Welcome to Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan

Inspired by Dr. King


Art and the Animal

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

Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion

Small Works Exhibition and Sale 2011

Jim Hay: Go Where You Are

A Conversation between Monet and Sochi: Video Art by Lee nam Lee

Julian Stanczak Prints


Celebrating Women

One Woman's Creative Journey: Anita Luvera Maye

Stitching Stories of Miracles and Memories

Hollywood Memorabilia from the collection of Honor W. Loftstrom

The Folk Art of Wesley Merrit: A God-Given Talent

Michigan Water Color Society 63rd Annual Exhibition

Small Works: Exhibition and Sale 2010

Varanasi: Photography by Larry Snider

ConTEXTure: A Conversation Between Artists in Two Forms

Kim Kauffman - Beyond the Lens: Cameraless Photo-Collage

Their Journey: Vietnamese in Michigan

Gulag: History of a Camp

A Growing Legacy: Sculpture from the Museum's Collection

The Underground Railroad: Vermont and the Fugitive Slave


River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte

Figurative Painting from the Museum's Collection

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Inuit Print

Art of the Woodland Indians

Presidential Papers and Portraits

Upstream: Fly Fishing in the American West

Carbon: Cosmic Worlds of Charles Lindsay

Small Works: Exhibition and Sale

Breaking the Mold: Contemporary Chinese and Japanese Ceramic Sculpture

Native American Art from the Museum Collection

In Search of Motion: John William Cavanaugh

Photography from the Museum Collection

Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

Fred Petroskey: A Leelanau Portrait

Andy Warhol Photography: Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts


12 Voices: Contemporary Quilts

Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection

Kelly Jean Ohl

Light Paintings of Stephen Knapp

Calculart and CANVAS (Collaborative Advanced Navigation Virtual Art Studio)

Poetry of Landscape: The Seasons - Paintings by Russell Chatham


Calaveras, Ofrendas, y Altares: Arte del Día de los Muertos (Skulls, Offerings and Altars: Art of the Day of the Dead)

Yousuf Karsh: Portraying Greatness, Photographs from the Detroit Institute of Arts

Romancing the Automobile