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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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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
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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Great time.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2015
Sandra A
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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1 Thank WePeas
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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1 Thank KzooTripsMom
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 29 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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Thank Serenity449
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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Louisville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I must admit I was completely ready to be underwhelmed by the entire experience but I was could not have been more wrong. KIA is an amazing collection of art that can appeal to almost everyone. Do not make the same mistake I did by avoiding this gem for so long.

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Art_SeekerKIA, Public Relations Manager at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, responded to this review

Robert, we are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your experience! Best regards - and please come back - Katie Houston, KIA Marketing & PR Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Always a great selection of art on exhibit. Everyone is helpful, informed and attentive. I would recommend the KIA to anyone!

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Hartford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Ever changing exhibits show that art is a evolving thing. Love the easy access downtown, people can get here easily and spend hours.

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