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Young Hemingway: The Path to Paris - This film is the definitive summary of the influence Michigan had on young Ernest Hemingway during his 23 formative summers spent on Walloon Lake.   More »


The Tuba Thieves Free Screening - Between 2011 and 2013, tubas were stolen from high schools across Southern California. Against this backdrop, hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O'Daniel generates new sensitivity to sound and meaning in an unconventional documentary experience.  More »


Rainbow Story Time - Join us before the NMC Pride Carnival for a family-friendly story time focused on love for oneself and others. Held in partnership with Wild & Wonder TC and Mindful & Musical.   More »


Second Sunday Art Project: Give Your Old Clothes A Second Life - Breathe new life into your used shirts or cotton sweaters with the help of relief printmaking! In this workshop, artist Jamie John will demonstrate how they print their designs on second-hand garments using soft rubber blocks and fabric ink.   More »


Juneteenth Free Day - Enjoy a free day at the museum in recognition of Juneteenth, America’s second Independence Day.  More »


One Person, One Vote? Free Screening - An absolute must-see for anyone who can vote for president in the United States, this eye-opening exposé of the origins and contentious history of the Electoral College gives context to current events recalling the often forgotten role of slavery in its creation.   More »


Summer 2024 Exhibit Opening - Enjoy an evening with light refreshments, a bar (2 drink max), and music. Members get free admission and double discounts in the Museum Store the night of the event.  More »


Zero Gravity Screening - Zero Gravity intimately follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.  More »


DMC Anniversary Free Day - Celebrate our 33rd anniversary on Saturday, July 6th with a free day at the museum. Bring your friends and family, enjoy some snacks, and participate in activities that invite you to explore our collection and summer exhibitions.  More »


Ikebana Pop-Up Exhibit - Traverse City’s Ikebana International chapter will present original floral arrangements in the sculpture court and galleries for visitors to enjoy July 13th and 14th during our open hours.  More »


Second Sunday Art Project: Ikebana Flower Arranging - Discover the art of ikebana with your child in this hands-on workshop!  More »


Art of Louise Jones - Discover the fascinating world of painter and muralist Louise Jones, aka Ouizi, as she discusses her solo exhibit. Explore themes of flowers, folk craft, and contemporary life.  More »


Second Sunday Art Project: Watercolors with Rocco Pisto - Join renowned artist Rocco Pisto for an engaging workshop perfect for families! With over 50 years of experience in abstract watercolor painting, Rocco brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to the table.  More »


Outdoor Sculpture Tour - Join DMC staff for a tour of our outdoor sculpture collection and get an update on some of the changes and plans for the collection.  More »


Street Heroines Screening - STREET HEROINES is an award-winning feature-length documentary celebrating the courage and creativity of women who despite their lack of recognition have been an integral part of the graffiti and street art movement since the beginning.  More »