Paul Welch: 90 Works, 90 Years Reception

  • May 17, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Dennos Museum Center

    1410 College Drive
    Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Ticket Price $0.00-$5.00 Get Tickets

Join us for an evening reception of Paul Welch: 90 Works, 90 Years on Friday, May 17th at 5:00 PM. Tickets will open to the general public on April 26th. 

Paul is legendary as an artist and also for his love of engaging with others—teaching, sharing, and always learning. Paul is never one to turn down a party, and this event will be an opportunity to engage with others who appreciate all he has accomplished for our region. Guests of members and the general public are welcome to attend the event, but will pay a $5 cover fee per ticket. Limit of 350 people.


2024 marks the 90th birthday of celebrated artist and beloved retired NMC faculty member Paul Welch. This retrospective of his work, including several newer pieces created during the isolation of the pandemic, will be on view in the museum’s sculpture court. Many items will be available for sale, with proceeds designated for the Paul Welch Art Fund, supporting  NMC students and the Dennos Museum.

*Please be advised that photographs and/or video will be taken at this event for use on the Dennos website, press, marketing materials, social media, and/or other NMC publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Dennos Museum Center photographing and using your image and likeness.

Date & Time

Fri, May 17, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive
Traverse City, Michigan 49686 Dennos Museum Center
Dennos Museum Center

The Dennos Museum Center builds community, sparks conversation, and inspires change for audiences of all ages through its exhibitions, programs, and the collection and preservation of art.

Opened in 1991, the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences, and performing arts. The Museum includes temporary exhibition and permanent collection galleries, an elegant sculpture court, and a hands-on Discovery Gallery. The permanent collection features regional, national, and international art from the 19th-21st centuries. The Milliken Auditorium hosts events and concerts with performers from around the world. Visit the Museum Store for great shopping, including a fine selection of Inuit art for collectors.


The Museum's signature collection is Inuit art of the Canadian Arctic, one of the largest and most historically complete collections of these distinctive sculptures and prints in the United States. A significant collection of outdoor sculptures by noted international and Michigan artists surrounds the Museum on the beautiful campus of Northwestern Michigan College. In 2000, the Dennos Museum Center was recognized by ArtServe Michigan with the Governor's Award for Arts and Culture. The Museum expanded its original building in 2018, adding new galleries and auditorium spaces with wide support from the community.


In 2021, the Dennos joined a network of more than 200 other Smithsonian Affiliates in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Panama. Established in 1996, the affiliations program is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. Smithsonian Affiliates are collaborators on many of the Smithsonian’s strategic priorities, adding local content, context, and expertise to national initiatives to help tell a fuller story.

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