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Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
+1 269-349-7775
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You never know what you will see at this venue! The Tiffany Exhibit last year was great and this... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
mariannb
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Illinois
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A great local hidden treasure

Very affordable, great art, people who leave you alone and let you enjoy it, some awesome things... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
ddwayne
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (13 reviews)
“great art” (7 reviews)
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435 West South Street, Mailing address: 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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+1 269-349-7775
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Reviewed 28 May 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!

Thank mariannb
Reviewed 18 May 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.

Thank ddwayne
Reviewed 11 May 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...More

Thank jetz2013
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

For a small city Kalamazoo has a first rate art institute. They attract excellent traveling shows (for example, the National Geographic exhibit). Their own collection is solid and they host events and give very reasonably-priced classes.

Thank Marigenea
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Institute of Arts. They had a nice size collection and a variety of styles and media. We were lucky and they also had the high school winners of the county art show. It was only $5.00 to visit so...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 19 April 2016

$5 to get in and the visit will take up to 2 hours if you look at everything. Good value, and helpful staff. Good place to stop for "in between" other events. Next door to Kalamazoo House B&B

Thank bill n
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We really enjoyed the variety of pieces and displays! Especially impressed by the talent and creativity of the student pieces.

Thank patrician
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Very nice museum with a small but good collection. My favorite pieces are in the lobby itself - a beautiful blue Frankenthaller and two Michigan themed paintings. Free parking right across the street.

Thank fjasi
Art_SeekerKIA, Public Relations Manager at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

We're so glad to have pleased an international traveler. Thank you for your thumbs up!

Reviewed 29 December 2015

We spent a couple of hours enjoying the display at Kalamzoo's Institute of Arts, who just happened to have an Andy Warhol exhibit going on. Shouldn't they be singing that from the rooftop, or at least their website? Small fee to get in. It's even...More

1  Thank Mari M
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We went here when my daughter's artwork was featured. It is a well put together museum with a reasonable cost. The art exhibits are always interesting and they also offer classes.

1  Thank Andrea K
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Michael B
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Response from Laurie S | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking lots at KIA. Hope this helps!
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