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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
+1 269-349-7775
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A gem

For a small city Kalamazoo has a first rate art institute. They attract excellent traveling shows... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Marigenea
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Nice mid size museum.

We enjoyed our visit to the Institute of Arts. They had a nice size collection and a variety of... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
Jim W
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A visual arts museum with 11 galleries focused primarily on American art, with permanent collection galleries and 3-5 traveling (loaned) exhibitions at any time, averaging 12 new exhibitions annually. An interactive family gallery welcomes hands-on activities from visitors 2 and over.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great art” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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+1 269-349-7775
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

For a small city Kalamazoo has a first rate art institute. They attract excellent traveling shows (for example, the National Geographic exhibit). Their own collection is solid and they host events and give very reasonably-priced classes.

Thank Marigenea
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Institute of Arts. They had a nice size collection and a variety of styles and media. We were lucky and they also had the high school winners of the county art show. It was only $5.00 to visit so...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 19 April 2016

$5 to get in and the visit will take up to 2 hours if you look at everything. Good value, and helpful staff. Good place to stop for "in between" other events. Next door to Kalamazoo House B&B

Thank bill n
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We really enjoyed the variety of pieces and displays! Especially impressed by the talent and creativity of the student pieces.

Thank patrician
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Very nice museum with a small but good collection. My favorite pieces are in the lobby itself - a beautiful blue Frankenthaller and two Michigan themed paintings. Free parking right across the street.

Thank fjasi
Art_SeekerKIA, Public Relations Manager at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

We're so glad to have pleased an international traveler. Thank you for your thumbs up!

Reviewed 28 December 2015

We spent a couple of hours enjoying the display at Kalamzoo's Institute of Arts, who just happened to have an Andy Warhol exhibit going on. Shouldn't they be singing that from the rooftop, or at least their website? Small fee to get in. It's even...More

1  Thank Mari M
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We went here when my daughter's artwork was featured. It is a well put together museum with a reasonable cost. The art exhibits are always interesting and they also offer classes.

1  Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We,ve taken advantage of the art classes and enjoy some world class shows that come here occasionally.

1  Thank Dean I
Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you just want to pass your time in town go here they have amazing art and the atmosphere is amazing.

1  Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

An amazing experience with something for all ages!! The permanent collection of works is first rate. The variety of the new exhibits is always diverse and expansive in scope of viewing experience. Free gallery talks, artist and curator lectures and art school classes abundant!! Bring...More

1  Thank WePeas
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There is free parking lots at KIA. Hope this helps!
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