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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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Address: 435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone Number:
+1 269-349-7775
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11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A visual arts museum with 11 galleries focused primarily on American art,...

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.

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Small but mighty

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 cheaper if you're a student. Thoroughly enjoyed the Warhol's - such vibrant colors. My favorite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

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

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1 Thank Dean I
Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the kids or enjoy alone. You won't be disappointed!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

It's a beautiful art museum. There's lots of things to see with rotating exhibits. The Chihuly in the foyer is beautiful, like one I'd expect to see in a Vegas hotel lobby!

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Whether you visit during the area regional exhibtion or a touring show this is a fantastic art centre that also offers a range of first rate courses in many different art media. Also has a great gift shop which is especially festive at the Holiday season! The ART FAIR in early summer is a real standout when Artists from across... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Spur of the moment stop into the KIA, and loved it! Great exhibits, lots of beautiful works - can't wait to go back.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I have seen many rare paintings in our Art Museum. We have an excellent staff creating programs. Keeps us on the leading edge of Art. This place has great classes. The gift shop is worth visiting. Great talks and benefits here. The Tiffany Collection is inspiring.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has many excellent works from important artists, including several Hudson River School painters, Cassatt, Degas, Dali, and a surprising selection from the 1970's to the present. In the entrance is a wonderful glass piece by Chihuly.

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