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Dennos Museum Center

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Address: 1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-995-1055
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Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum...

Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits in the arts and sciences. The museum holds and exhibits one of the largest and most historically complete collections of stone sculpture, prints and drawings by the Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic, in the United States. Its hands-on Discover Gallery features interactive engagement with the arts and sciences.

The museum produces a concert series of blues, jazz and world music and other entertainment forms each year from September to May in the center’s 367 seat Milliken Auditorium and hosts performances by other community groups throughout the year.

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Great Inuit Collection

We were most surprised to find such a beautiful museum in a resort centric town. Extensive Inuit art collection. Wonderful way to spend a few hours.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Schererville, Indiana
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Schererville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were most surprised to find such a beautiful museum in a resort centric town. Extensive Inuit art collection. Wonderful way to spend a few hours.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A very surprising find. One of the most engaging and technologically - sophisticated exploratoriums we've found outside of a major city...excellent for kids and grown-ups. The Inuit collection is also really excellent.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We've made many trips here. It is always fresh and interesting. Family members are always amazed by the unique presentations.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went here to view the Inuit art and carvings and were amazed at their huge selection. It was wonderful. Not expected in Michigan since art is all from northern Canada.

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Chelsea, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I love coming to Dennos. There is lots of Inuit art and cultural insight as always, but on this visit there was also exhibits on "Grandmother Power" and one featuring the art of Jean Larson inspired by the Icelandic landscape. Dennos was open late on the day I went—until 8pm on Thursdays!—and spent a lovely 90 minutes or so browsing.... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Major emphasis upon Inuit art from artists in the Canadian Arctic area. They employ stencils, etchings, engravings, and more. It was a great way to spend part of a rainy day.

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Yorktown, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were drawn to this little gem because of its Inuit art collection but enjoyed everything they had on display. Admittance is very inexpensive and worth every penny. We loved the Inuit sculptures and paintings in many media, and were surprised to see a real (taxidermy) polar bear, seal and musk ox. Also inside were a Warhol "installation" piece, as... More 

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ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We at the Dennos are pleased that you found your visit enjoyable and worthwhile. Since your visit we have transitioned to new exhibitions, but the Inuit Art is always here. We will also be making a big transition beginning soon as the museum will be adding new galleries to showcase its permanent art collection and... More 

Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Traverse City is a resort town, with a lot going on, and we were just passing through on our way south. But one of TwoInMaine's travel companions on this trip know of Mr. TIM's strong interest in Inuit art, and suggested a stop at Dennos Museum Center. What a wonderful surprise. The Inuit and Northwest First Nations collection is outstanding,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I often take residents there from work. This is a very community friendly, tasteful museum. The exhibits are always beautifully displayed.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We have taken our kids here and they loved it. There was interactive exhibits for them to do. They have several different areas that have exhibits and each one was very interesting and informative.

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