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University of Michigan Museum of Art

525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109B
734 764 0395
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Among the best university art museums in the U.S., this on-campus museum has a particularly fine collection of Asian art through the ages.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went there when it was first open. I like the layout and artworks.... but the museam feel a bit small and 1-1.5 hours is enough to see everything. Note I normally like to spend 2-3 hours in a larger museum.

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to see the collection at the UofM Museum of Art. They had many nice American paintings and more European than I expected. The museum itself is beautiful, and the admission is free. We made a donation, and it was well worth it. The dishes and Asian artifacts were abundant. No more than an hour to visit... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not only is the art inside of the museum incredible, so too is the building that houses them. This museum is located in the middle of the University's central campus...the buildings are absolutely gorgeous. The collection inside of this museum is extensive and impressive. In particular, the Asian art is especially beautiful. There are also some wonderful contemporary pieces. And... More

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Ann Arbor
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I attended a reception for the Shangri La exhibit and got a chance to see the renovated museum space. It's not a major museum but it's a worthwhile visit - check out the Tiffany glass! Wow.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

admission price up to you nice collection of Tiffany items. nice size collection of asian art.ood use of computer to review materials

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful collection of art in a beautiful setting. It is Definitely worth a visit if you're in town.

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Michigan, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When you walk in the place it feels like a classic museum. Tall ceilings, tiled floors, huge staircase and large windows. I was a bit disappointed in the Islamic Exhibit. It was a collection of one person. I thought it was more of a representation of Islamic Art, but it was this person's taste represented. She had very good taste... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They have a wonderful collection - from outside the building looks small but inside there's quite a variety. Additionally the visiting exhibitions are great - just saw the Islamic Art one by DDFIA and it was great!

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ypsilanti
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185 reviews 185 reviews
67 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Currently the museum has a fascinating, small exhibit of Doris Duke's incredible Shangra la home with architectural drawings, photos, and artifacts from her Middle East collection..all coupled with works by Middle East artists in residence.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I went with a friend, and was excited to see how much history was given along with the art exhibited. We especially liked the Islamic art collection and the Asian exhibit. We couldn't stay long (be sure to bring change for the meter, or pick one that takes a card!) and didn't get to see everything, but enjoyed the parts... More

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