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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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Address: 435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone Number:
+1 269-349-7775
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A visual arts museum with 11 galleries focused primarily on American art,...

A visual arts museum with 11 galleries focused primarily on American art, with permanent collection galleries and 3-5 traveling (loaned) exhibitions at any time, averaging 12 new exhibitions annually. An interactive family gallery welcomes hands-on activities from visitors 2 and over.

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KIA is a local attraction that you must go see! A lovely building and location downtown by Bronson Park and other wonderful local attractions. A special place to visit and view a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie S
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

KIA is a local attraction that you must go see! A lovely building and location downtown by Bronson Park and other wonderful local attractions. A special place to visit and view a wide variety of artwork. Beautiful local, national and worldwide exhibits and collections are a joy to observe and learn. KIA also offers a wide variety of art classes... More 

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Thank Laurie S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

I started the beginners welding class in January and the class has been great. The teacher and the teaching assistant are helpful and knowledgeable about the equipment. Hand outs given On my way! where to gather steel. There are after hours available to work on projects outside of class. I will take another art class for sure. If you are... More 

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Thank amy p
Edina, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

This is a good museum. They have various special exhibits including local artists and student artists as well as famous artists. It is worth a stop to check it out. They have a great museum store.

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Thank Lynn K
Augusta, Michigan
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The KIA has great art, we love the giant glass chandelier when you walk in! The gift shop has a lot of neat items, but we really love the summer art fair they have in the park every year.

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Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I feel they had a nice verity of art for everyone. I was happy I made the time to visit this place with the rest of my family.

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Thank 873ElizabethM
Kalamazoo, United States
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is a very nice little art institute. Have been a member for a few years now and member benefits are very nice. Forgot to mention the art is good too. They have numerous nice events to attend.

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Thank dencrocket
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

As an Art Major, and part-time artist (photography, mostly), I really have enjoyed having KIA as a creative haven in our small city. The museum is modest in size, and may not always have an exhibit that appeals to everyone, but they do a really nice job of being a place that the community can come together and share in... More 

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Thank Kristen W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Nice rotation of art and a goregous place to visit to kill a few hours on a rainy day. While the art isnt the massive exhibits you might find in bigger cities. This is a great walking tour. Now, the promotion is a little low of the exhibits and the parking is not abundant, bring your quarters for the street.... More 

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Thank Trav E
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

This is an awesome art museum with beautiful glass sculptures. Very impressed with this art museum. Would take the kids.

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Thank joycethrasher
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

The museum is small but filled with some great and interesting pieces of art. One of the security guards noticed me admiring a piece by Renee Stout and told me I could open some of the perfume/herb bottles on display. This was not only surprising but very cool. There is also a small gift shop onsite.

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