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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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Most recent review
Wired and Wrapped: Sculpture by Seungmo Park

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Cecilia S
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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
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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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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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 reviews 20 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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30 reviews 30 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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Springfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's right next to the B&B at which we stayed AND the Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibit was going on and it was wonderful. The chihuly hanging in the foyer is AMAZING!!!!!!

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