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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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Address: 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone Number: 269-349-7775
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We're lucky to have such a wonderful art musuem

We always enjoy the special exhibits along with the permanent exhibits. They have a Chuhuly in the entrance, which I love. Also a great permanent collection of Tiffany art glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
JBMyers
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South Haven, Michigan
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South Haven, Michigan
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We always enjoy the special exhibits along with the permanent exhibits. They have a Chuhuly in the entrance, which I love. Also a great permanent collection of Tiffany art glass and jewelry.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Amazing and astounding is this exhibit. I very rarely exclaim "Wow!" at exhibits, but I did over and over for this one.

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Portage, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love exploring the area I live in and the first time I went to the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts I was shocked and amazed. What an amazingly, wonderful find so close to home. I have taken both family and friends here and they too have been impressed with all of the art collections that are there. An absolute... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

easy to find and the art was of very good quality- they had a visiting show using wire mesh screening that was fantastic and unlike anything I've seen.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

KIA is located right in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. The museum has a wonderful collection and is small enough that you can enjoy it and not feel overwhelmed by it. There are always special events and temporary exhibits to see, so it is worth return visits. Last time I was there they held a hand-made jewelry and craft show.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great place to see an exhibit. Lots of interesting themes and exhibits come to the KIA. Be sure to check with the desk or the local paper as to what is currently showing. Lots of hard work goes into what will be shown and the museum staff is very educated about each exhibit. This is also a terrific place to... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've done art museums around the world from the largest to the smallest and had an excellent time at this one. One special exhibit, "A Lasting Legacy," celebrated its 90th anniversary with a selection of works from the permanent collection that included many famous names, mostly in American art. The commentary explained that the curators often bought works of artists... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small museum with a few good things in the permanent collection. The real fun is their temporary exhibits. I've seen so much fun stuff here. It's definitely worth a visit. I go back every time I am in Kalamazoo.

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We saw the Featured Tiffany exhibit as well as a very small art exhibit from China and Japan and wandered the other exhibits halls. The institute provides great information along with their exhibits and we thoroughly enjoyed walking through the galleries.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

so many terrific exhibits....easy to walk though...Really enjoyed the gift shop...so many really unique gifts...found something for everyone. I've seen the Chuhuli exhibit before at a different galley but this was just as well planned and organized.

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