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Community Programs

The Dennos Museum Center presents a variety of programs for all ages, seeking to engage, enlighten and entertain audiences. Check out the listings here to find out what's happening.


Virtual Tour

What better way to spend virtual time with your friends and family than visiting the Dennos Museum Center galleries for a specialized online tour! Join Dennos staff for an interactive Zoom tour of the Museum catered to your group. With at least 2 weeks notice, you can request specific works from permanent or temporary exhibitions, or let us design something special for you and your loved ones. Pricing is based on group size, and purchase must be made in advance. 

  • Up to 10 people - $25
  • 11-25 people - $50
  • 26+ people - $75

Purchase online. A staff person from the Dennos will then follow up via email to arrange your tour.

The Art Of: _
The Art Of: _
is a series of programs that help connect the visual arts to broader topics in our busy lives, from coffee to education, technology, and even death and dying. Programs have included films, panel discussions, hands-on art, and food and drink tastings. Have an idea for a program? Contact Jason Dake at to pitch it.




The Art Of: Joshua Harkerthe art of: joshua harker

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 — 10:30 a.m. ET

Instagram Live @dennosmuseumcenter

Join the conversation on Instagram Live with Deputy Director Jason Dake as he talks to Joshua Harker about his work in the exhibition, Blow Up II, now on view through May 16. We'll get to know a bit about Harker's background and process, as well as discussing how he created a giant inflatable skull for the exhibition.

Joshua Harker (b.1970) is an American artist recognized for his adaptation and incorporation of modern design and manufacturing technologies with traditional methods and materials. This has included 3d printing, video projection mapping, CAD design, digital sculpture, 3d scanning, and biometrics. In addition to static and kinetic works, he bridges 2nd and 3rd dimensions via projection mapping of images and animation onto sculptures in large scale live installations.

In addition to exhibiting globally in galleries and museums, he produced the #1 most funded Sculpture project in Kickstarter history (2011-2015).  Joshua’s experimentation in the presentation of his art through social media and the internet has garnered him international recognition and acclaim.  His work is among thousands of collections and has appeared in countless publications and press worldwide.

Image: Josh Harker, Crania Geodesica: Palloncino Anatomica, 2019, painted vinyl fabric, electric fan,111 x 96 x 153 inches. Installation detail. 

Artists in Conversation: John Sauvé interviews Michael D. Hall

Sunday, April 25, 2021 — 1:00 p.m. ET


Michigan Legacy Art Park and the Dennos Museum Center co-host Artists in Conversation for International Sculpture Day 2021. Join Detroit area sculptor John Sauvé as he interviews Michael D. Hall about his career, his works and his ideas. Viewers can ask questions during this free online event, which will include montages of Hall's work -- including the newly installed Waltz Stele sculpture at Michigan Legacy Art Park in Thompsonville, Michigan.

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the art of: dex r. jones

March 4, 2021 — 10:30 a.m. EST

Watch Now on YouTube

Join Deputy Director of Museum Programs & Learning Jason Dake for an in-depth conversation with photographer Dex R. Jones about his exhibition. The program will include a brief tour of the gallery, a conversation between Dake and Jones, and an opportunity to ask the artist questions about his work. 


The Art of:_ is sponsored in part by Morsels of Traverse City.

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