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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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Address: 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5102
Phone Number: 269-349-7775
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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LITTLE CITY - BIG CULTURE

Of special interest -the huge Helen Frakenthaler in the main lobby and the Victor Scheckrengost Jazz Bowl in the permanent collection. The special exhibits were varied and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ckjones55
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cleveland, Ohio

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cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Of special interest -the huge Helen Frakenthaler in the main lobby and the Victor Scheckrengost Jazz Bowl in the permanent collection. The special exhibits were varied and well-presented. I had a wonderful - and educational day - here. I did not expect such a high level of cultural experience in a small city, but I was very pleasantly surprised!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The KIA is a great place to spend a quiet afternoon. It is a treasure house, currently featuring African folk literature, Korean sculptures, abstract paintings, and other paintings completely new to me, Egg Tempera, where the artist mixes his paints with egg yolk and water. All fascinating.

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Art_SeekerKIA, Public Relations Manager at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review - and very glad you had a special time with us. Please come back this fall - new exhibitions throughout starting in November! More 

Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'd think this smaller town wouldn't have such a vibrant arts scene, but it is led by the KIA. So much goes on here, including all kinds of world-class speakers, events, and exhibits. Of particular interest to our family is the teen classes and monthly teen night. KIA knows how to get kids and teens interested in art - and... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my family here for a summer time trip. Loved it was very interesting lots to see take your time and read and enjoy. Need to be quite for enjoyment, tickets were a bit high for a family of 4. Will go back they have special exhibits of artist and history well worth the time.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My 8 year old son took a week long summer camp here and loved it! The instructors were all amazing, and he was able to work on several projects throughout the week including clay, collage, painting, etc. I would highly recommend the camp! The KIA also has amazing exhibits throughout the year.

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Mattawan, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

For a smaller town, this is one of the best Art Institutes I have been in. Not too large so you don't get tired or overwhelmed. Has great exhibits. A must see while in Kalamazoo!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

At Kalamazoo Institute of Arts I studied Sketchbook journaling and I really enjoyed the show by Suzanne badger which the class went to. Susan taught us many techniques watercolor. She also shared with us her sketchbooks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

You never know what you will see at this venue! The Tiffany Exhibit last year was great and this year the winners of Art Hop graces the galleries. There are changing exhibits for all tastes. Stop in and support the arts!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very affordable, great art, people who leave you alone and let you enjoy it, some awesome things brought in from time to time such as the Chihuly glass pieces that are a fixture. If you love art ..you'll love this place.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

In town for a convention, Kalamazoo Marathon or trade show at the Radisson? Find time to check out the KIA. This gem in the heart of Kalamazoo offers nationally touring exhibits, museum-owned art, an Asian gallery and an interactive room for the kids. For just $5 you can spend a morning or afternoon roaming this intimate museum and shopping at... More 

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