Summer 2023 Exhibit Opening

  • June 15, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Dennos Museum Center

    1410 College Drive
    Traverse City, Michigan 49686
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Join the fun for our Summer opening reception on Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 PM! Doors will open at 6:45PM. This season weaves connections between space, time, memory, and travel. Study breathtaking paintings of classic cars in Luster, explore Jerry’s Map, or find yourself immersed in landscapes from DMC’s permanent collection. 

Our Summer Exhibitions

Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting
Jerry's Map
A New Perspective: Landscapes from the Dennos Museum Center

Enjoy an evening with light refreshments, a cash bar, and music. Members will receive one drink ticket each upon arrival. Additionally, members can enjoy double discounts in the Museum Store the night of the event. Guests of members and the public are welcome to attend the event, but will not receive drink tickets upon arrival. Please RSVP your group in advance. Limit of 300 RSVPs

Date & Time

Thu, Jun 15, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 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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