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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 2013
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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Michigan, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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178 reviews 178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

The UM art museum is a wonderful small museum to spend an afternoon. They have a nice collection, especially the Asian art and their glass and pottery collection. The new addition has been very well utilized as the curators hung and placed art with knowledge of how the art is best viewed by the general public, not just a specialist.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This university art museum is a treasure in our city. The docents and curators do a great job in creating and explaining exhibits. One can easily wander through the museum for hours admiring the great art, but I recommend looking in the odd places (inside small rooms) for placards about the building and memorials to UM students who served this... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Was an excellent visit. We expected an 1-2 hour tour - ended up all day! Free to get in and it had dozens of exhibits. It's easy to get loose time in this place. Allot of varied artworks/exhibits - It is worth the time - parking can be a hassle so prepare.

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Waterloo, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A great stop on campus, beautiful works of art. The glass exhibits are gorgeous, and we were amazed by how quiet it was.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Had a pretty good collection of art. Quite a few names I remember from my Art History classes. At the time, there was an extremely odd "art" movie that played, it played two separate scenes on 2 screens. I will go again next time I'm in Ann Arbor, as the works will probably have changed. It is a free attraction

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I hope this treasure on campus is not overlooked. I try to make a quiet visit every time I am in Ann Arbor. I am never disappointed by the quality if the exhibitions. I learn something new every time.

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