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University of Michigan Museum of Art

Address: 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109B
Phone Number: 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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Morristown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Right across from the MIchigan Union, the museum offers visitors the opportunity to relax for a bit and enjoy a nice collection of art. Not the largest venue, but they seem to make the most of the space. Highly recommended!

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Larchmont, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very nice, albeit small museum. We mainly visited the contemporary regular exhibit, which had a nice collection with several Picassos. There was a temporary exhibit of female mid century minimalist artists which was very nice and well curated. Also, an exhibit on early Detroit - apparently the museum has an important collection on midwest history. The modern... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The museum has an excellent collection of Asian art and one of the few university museums with a substantial collection of Korean art. For more, see http://www.umma.umich.edu/collections/asian.html The museum also has interesting temporary exhibitions on topics related to local history as well as cutting-edge contemporary exhibitions. The shop has mostly gifts and unfortunately few books related to the collection. Overall,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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285 reviews 285 reviews
130 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
51 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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146 helpful votes 146 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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