The Art of: Perspective

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:30-8 PM, Dennos Museum Center

Free Event

Join author and activist Larry Plamondon for an in-depth look at the stories between the paintings in the exhibition, Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, organized and toured by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Plamondon will offer a historical perspective of the time period as it relates to the Native American experience, pulling from his own involvement in various movements during the 20th century. Supported by a grant from Art Bridges. Sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College’s Native American Student Organization (NASO).

John Primer Blues Concert

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 PM, Milliken Auditorium

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa’s, Checkerboard and Rosa’s Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is still at the top of his game. With his strong traditionalist blues phrasing, seasoned rhythm and blues vocals and lightning-fast slide guitar techniques, few artists can match him and none have his vast, real deal, blues history. John Primer is a Chicago Blues living legend.

Tickets are free for NMC students with valid ID (pick them up in person at the Museum), $24 for members, $27 advanced, and $30 at the door by calling the museum at 231.995.1055, MyNorth Tickets at 800.836.0717, or online at

Free Screening of Dawnland

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 PM, Dutmers Theatre

Dawnland presented by Indy Lens Pop-Up (56 minutes)
By Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip

Follow the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., which investigates the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, Dawnland reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States. Supported by a grant from Art Bridges. Sponsored by Morsels of Traverse City.

Linda O’Meara Day of the Arts

Saturday, October 6 – Noon-4 p.m.

Visit the Dennos for a day of celebrating the arts. Local partners and artists will be on hand to help inspire your work, whether it’s a drawing, painting, dance, or performance — anything goes! Day of the Arts is the official kickoff event for DRAW NoMI, a local event whose purpose is to encourage making art together. Supported by the Linda O’Meara Fund for Arts Education. The Museum will be free admission for children 17 and under.

Designing Tusen Takk – A Modernist Masterpiece

Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Milliken Auditorium
Dennos Museum Center

This presentation is a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest architects, Peter Bohlin, discuss the fundamental design principles that underlie his understanding of how great buildings consider the circumstances of the nature of people, places and how we make things.

The designing of Tusen Takk will serve as a means to explore the ideas behind many of the iconic modernist buildings that AIA Gold Medal recipient Peter Bohlin and his firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson ( have created. Geoffrey Peckham, a photographer and Tusen Takk’s visionary owner and director, will assist in describing Tusen Takk’s past, present and future.

Peter Bohlin was commissioned by Geoffrey Peckham to create Tusen Takk, a spectacular residence with a now under construction artist-in-residence guesthouse and studio located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Leelanau County. Individual artists, one at a time, will come from around the world to Tusen Takk to work for a short period of time. Plans are for collaboration activities to take place at Northwest Michigan College, The Dennos Museum or Leland’s Old Art Building where the Tusen Takk guest artist will share insights about their work with the people of this region.

Tickets are $10 and available by calling the museum at (231) 995-1055, MyNorth Tickets at 800-836-0717, or online at Tickets are free for NMC students with a valid photo ID (pick tickets up at the museum).