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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 #7 of 24 Attractions in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Among the best university art museums in the U.S., this on-campus museum has a particularly fine...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Los Angeles, California
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250 reviews 250 reviews
116 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This free museum in the middle of campus has many, many varied exhibits including old Masters, contemporary and modern art with commentary, fascinating and beautiful Tiffany glass (sister pieces are in the NY Met), pottery, furniture and more.something new around every corner. Would rally take 3-plus hours to see it all. Many spots to sit and relax ( not just... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is a great place to spend a few hours in an afternoon. The museum is a great combination of old and new structures with wonderful pieces to enjoy.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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172 reviews 172 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The museum has a nice, not remarkable, collection. Positives include a manageable size and free admission (though donation is suggested). It took us about an hour to see the collection, though one could move faster or linger longer.

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ann arbor
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I make a visit to the UMMA at least annually, and I do it with 20+ five year olds in tow. Sometimes parents are surprised when I say it is one of our favorite field trips of the year, and I just tell them they should come along to see for themselves. There is nothing quite like an art museum,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There were a few paintings that captivated me although I felt the paintings should have been better presented - like having painted walls to bring out the colour of the paintings. The private collections donated to the university was good. I found the mortuary articles from China particularly moving.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I first visited this museum 52 years ago. It has grown and is a very interesting museum. I especially like the stained glass. There are two buildings now and the collection is very nice. A must see for art appreciation in Ann Arbor.

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Ames, Iowa
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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This art museum, located on the University of Michigan campus, is definitely worth visiting. The main building, with its colonnaded galleries, is quite elegant; and the newer addition impressive. The collections of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass are pleasing and instructive to observe. It is also fun to see university students utilizing the collections as part of their classes. We have... More 

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Boston, MA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fairly good-sized, well-curated museum with a number of masterpieces. Must-see for museum/art-lovers.

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Vista, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This U of M art collection is close to the student union with free admission every day. Many private collections were donated so there are many fine pieces from around the world. The only negative is finding parking in the center of campus.

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FINGER LAKES
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38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When we were visiting Ann Arbor this summer, we were looking for a place to spend some quiet time. Thanks to tripadvisor, we found UMMA. We went on a Sun. pm and almost had the place to ourselves. There is a lot to see here.

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