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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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Outstanding cultural experience.

The KIA is a wonderful museum with exhibits that are often more common in larger cities. Numerous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
frankjs2015
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Part of the Local Colour in Downtown Kalamazoo

On any one day there could be multiple functions happening here. The temporary exhibits pass... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert M
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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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 2 weeks ago

The KIA is a wonderful museum with exhibits that are often more common in larger cities. Numerous openings, lectures and special events are offered. The world class Art school offers dozens of classes for all ages and skill levels. Annual art sales offer great locally...More

Thank frankjs2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On any one day there could be multiple functions happening here. The temporary exhibits pass through on a regular basis, but it's the permanent exhibits that are the most interesting. The citizens of Kalamazoo and area are very fortunate to have such a valued institution...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller but with a high quality collection. Traveling exhibits are usually good. A must see in town.

Thank azodad
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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 24 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 4 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 2 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.

1  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.

1  Thank 873ElizabethM
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Michael B
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Response from Laurie S | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking lots at KIA. Hope this helps!
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