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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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Disappointed in Art museum

They only had less than half museum open.,Upstairs was closed. We asked if we could get half... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connie B
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
Very well put together, enjoyable!

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. Wonderful exhibits, beautiful building, nice gift... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Anne D
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Durham, North Carolina
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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: 11:00 - 20:00
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 2 weeks ago

They only had less than half museum open.,Upstairs was closed. We asked if we could get half price., lady at desk charged us full price. Bottom floor quite small for a museum. Had a few really nice paintings. Want a fabulous museum go to the...More

Thank Connie B
Art_SeekerKIA, Public Relations Manager at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Connie, we're so sorry you didn't think your visit was worth the $5 admission. You did visit when our four main floor galleries were having a major exhibition installed, on loan from the Smithsonian. I invite you back to enjoy a visit this summer, as...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. Wonderful exhibits, beautiful building, nice gift shop. Great kids programs, also.

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

KIA is a local attraction that you must go see! A lovely building and location downtown by Bronson Park and other wonderful local attractions. A special place to visit and view a wide variety of artwork. Beautiful local, national and worldwide exhibits and collections are...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I started the beginners welding class in January and the class has been great. The teacher and the teaching assistant are helpful and knowledgeable about the equipment. Hand outs given On my way! where to gather steel. There are after hours available to work on...More

Thank amy p
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a good museum. They have various special exhibits including local artists and student artists as well as famous artists. It is worth a stop to check it out. They have a great museum store.

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The KIA has great art, we love the giant glass chandelier when you walk in! The gift shop has a lot of neat items, but we really love the summer art fair they have in the park every year.

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I feel they had a nice verity of art for everyone. I was happy I made the time to visit this place with the rest of my family.

Thank 873ElizabethM
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a very nice little art institute. Have been a member for a few years now and member benefits are very nice. Forgot to mention the art is good too. They have numerous nice events to attend.

Thank dencrocket
Reviewed 28 October 2016

As an Art Major, and part-time artist (photography, mostly), I really have enjoyed having KIA as a creative haven in our small city. The museum is modest in size, and may not always have an exhibit that appeals to everyone, but they do a really...More

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice rotation of art and a goregous place to visit to kill a few hours on a rainy day. While the art isnt the massive exhibits you might find in bigger cities. This is a great walking tour. Now, the promotion is a little low...More

Thank Trav E
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