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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...more
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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We love the KIA! The school staff are absolutely amazing! I have taken several classes and have loved everyone of them. My Husband and I have taken a few together as well. we always try to take the Date Night classes. They are 1 evening...More
This Art gallery was next door to the B&B where we stayed. Being an art enthusiast, I popped in and was pleasantly surprised. Very clean & modern with very interesting exhibits. Do visit the gift shop which has great offerings from local artists as well...More
I love this museum! Having lived in NYC and LA for most of my life, I was very much impressed with the collection curated at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Full of classic works as well as post modern photography stimulated by the critical and...More
This institute is known in Kalamazoo as KIA which is kind of wrong for those of us in the Vietnam era. Great place to go for a relaxing time and to see some great art! Kalamazoo is big with the arts and this does not...More
The cost to see the exhibits, was very reasonable, and there was a donation box, which we gladly contributed to, as well. We ventured into the hand-blown glass exhibit and were delighted to see some of the most exquisite, rare, and wonderful pieces of hand-made...More
I thought this place was really nice. Admission was only $5, and we enjoyed ourselves for a couple of hours. The staff would sometimes offer information about a particular painting we were viewing which was appreciated. I liked the current glass exhibition. The gift shop...More
My friends and I had time to browse at the gift shop, since we were early for the presentation. The merchandise is all made by the artists who are members. Everything is unique and high quality. Tickets for the presentation were extremely reasonable, the talk...More
It had a few good pieces, but lack luster overall. Paying admission and not just donation was disappointing for such a small museum. The docents were hardcore and didn't like people lingering too long or too close to any piece. I felt it derailed from...More
A stupendous local asset; reknonwed artists work rotates thru , docents can be arranged for k-12 as well as adults, classes for adults and stupendous summer classes for kids . If visiting the city the KIA is a must visit !