Eugene A. JennemanDennos Museum Center

    Eugene A. Jenneman is the founding executive director of the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan. From 1988, Jenneman oversaw the design, construction, and opening of the museum in 1991. Since 2008 he has traveled extensively in China, meeting with directors and curators of private and public art museums and galleries, and performing arts professionals. He has organized nine solo exhibitions and two group exhibitions and residencies with artists from China and South Korea, including Liu Bolin, Miao Xiaochun, Li Hongbo, Wan Liya, Lee-nam Lee, and Seungmo Park. He premiered the first U.S. performance of the noted jazz pianist Bob James’ Angels of Shanghai project in 2006 and has produced the internationally-renowned world music group Hanggai from BeijingPreviously he served as executive director of the Erie Museum Authority in Erie, Pennsylvania from 1984 to 1988; and assistant director and planetarium coordinator at the Jesse Besser Museum in Alpena, Michigan, from 1971 to 1984. Jenneman is the recipient of the President’s Award from the Michigan Museums Association. He is a member of the American Association of Museums. In 1997, he was appointed to the board of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, serving two three-year terms. Jenneman received a BS in the physical sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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