We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Always good with new things.”

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Kalamazoo
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A visual arts museum with 11 galleries featuring 3-4 loaned exhibitions and permanent collection galleries focused on American art. Free and family programming includes a first-Friday Art Hop, monthly Art Detectives gathering on the 2nd Saturday of the month; and a Friday Teen Night. A family gallery offers hands-on fun for children 2 and up, with a black light corner, book nook, mechanical drawing "robots", pegboard art-making, a drawing walli, even a n antique communication device: a typewriter!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Not afraid to show non-traditional art. There are many times the artists as guest lecturers. They sponsor student art on occasion.

Thank Ginger F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (151)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"permanent collection"
in 18 reviews
"local artists"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"great art"
in 7 reviews
"small city"
in 6 reviews
"art fair"
in 3 reviews
"a real gem"
in 2 reviews
"cultural experience"
in 2 reviews
"interesting items"
in 2 reviews
"nice job"
in 2 reviews
"world class art"
in 2 reviews
"regular basis"
in 2 reviews
"chihuly exhibit"
in 2 reviews
"share their knowledge"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"young at heart"
in 2 reviews
Filter

141 - 145 of 151 reviews

Reviewed March 9, 2012

Have enjoyed the special exhibits throughout the year. Suprisingly for a small city have famous art on tour usually seen in larger venues. Always enjoy the yearly art contest. The people working there are very welcoming and want to share their knowledge with the public. Very easy to arrange a docent, have a special "hands on" tour for the blind.

Thank Bonzer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Very nice display ! I love the french classic paint and the american renaissance

Thank flmoyet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 30, 2012

For a smaller town like Kalamazoo I was pleasantly surprised by this neat little art museum. Tons of cool exhibits...I wish i had more time to see it all.

1  Thank Kipp W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Kalamazoo has done a wonderful job of literally and figuratively making the arts central to Kalamazoo. The KIA has great classes in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and so much more that it's a real asset to the community and artists alike. The galleries have wonderful exhibits of world class art work by internationally recognized artist and the programs offered at no or little cost to the citizens make the KIA a great place to visit.

2  Thank cbinkz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kalamazoo Institute of Arts also viewed

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County
 
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County
 

Been to Kalamazoo Institute of Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing