The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) is located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The mission of the KIA is to promote and cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in West Michigan. We believe the arts are for everyone; they inspire, fulfill, and transform.

As the largest fine art museum and community based art school in the region, the KIA provides access to art and art making experiences not otherwise available. Our exhibitions and programs are designed to appeal to diverse, intergenerational audiences through broad representation, engaging content, and strong partner collaborations.

We invite you to use this information and related links on this page to plan your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Adults: $13
Active Military, Groups (10 or more): $8
College Students (18+ with ID) & Youth (ages 7-17): $7
Children (ages 6 & younger): Free
Museum Members: Free admission for Members. Member guests admitted based on membership level.

Admission price includes all Special Exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection galleries.

Advance tickets are not required to visit the museum, but may be purchased ahead of your visit by clicking here.

Admission discounts such as Art Bridges Foundation Access for All, Museums for All, and Blue Star Museums may apply to your visit. Click here for more information.

Some exhibitions, programs and events may carry an admission charge or registration fee beyond the museum’s general admission and include admission to exhibitions and the collection galleries as part of that admission charge.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a mask-friendly environment. Our top priority is the safety and comfort of our staff, students, members and guests. Please remain mindful of social distancing and stay safe. If you are feeling unwell, please reschedule your visit for a time when you are feeling better.


Free parking is available in the museum’s parking lots across from the main entrances on South and Lovell Streets. Additional parking is available on neighborhood streets and at parking meters in downtown Kalamazoo.


Museum & Gallery Shop Hours
Wednesday through Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Administrative Offices & KNAS Class Registration
Monday through Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

Art Library Hours
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 11 am to 3 pm

The museum is currently closed on Mondays and open on select Tuesdays at 11 am for ARTbreak.

The institute is closed on the following major holidays: Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Museum hours are subject to change due to special events and building rentals. Please call 269-349-7775 for more information on visiting the KIA on a specific date.

Admission Discount Programs

Museums for All

In support of our mission to ensure Art is for Everyone, the KIA has joined the Museums for All program. Museums for All, a signature access initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), is intended to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and become a lifelong museum-goer. Through the Museums for All initiative, the KIA offers FREE admission to SNAP EBT cardholders and accompanying youth ages 17 and younger simply by presenting their EBT card and a photo ID. The KIA also offers a specially discounted family membership for $20 per year which must be purchased at the KIA’s Guest Services Desk during regular museum operating hours. A valid SNAP EBT card with photo ID must be presented at the time of purchase to receive the membership discount.

Art Bridges Foundation, Access for All

Thanks to the generosity of a grant funded initiative by the Art Bridges Foundation, Access for All program, a national arts nonprofit founded by philanthropist Alice Walton, the KIA will offer free general admission, and extended evening hours from 11am to 8pm to all museum guests on the fourth Thursday of each month, through August 2027.

The goal of Access for All is to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent communities from experiencing the transformative power of art and making it more accessible for all.

Check out the Museum’s calendar for Access for All days and additional programming details.


Blue Star Museum

The KIA is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission every year to active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families from Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2024) to Labor Day (September 2, 2024), annually. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The KIA offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves and up to five family members.  Read more.