Museums and Art Galleries in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Museums and Art Galleries in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor is a place where the arts are flourishing. It generously offers its stages, museums and galleries for citizens and tourists. Take this self-guided art and science stroll around museums and galleries located throughout the downtown area. Visiting the glorious University of Michigan Museum of Art, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, or amusing Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibition Gallery, and others from the list, you gain an unparalleled experience.

Museums and Art Galleries in Ann Arbor Map

Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries in Ann Arbor
Guide Location: USA » Ann Arbor (See other walking tours in Ann Arbor)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: Sandra
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

1) Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (must see)

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum occupies the historic brick firehouse on East Ann Street In the center of the city. The museum was established in 1978 by a group of enthusiasts. It represents an educational venue for people of all ages to discover and enjoy the wonder of science. The Museum purchased several adjoining buildings in 1990s to lay out about 250 interactive exhibits. Each of the exhibitions is devoted to a specific subject like physics, history, math, music and more. There are displays...   view more
WSG Gallery

2) WSG Gallery

WSG Gallery is another art gallery located on South Main Street. It moved from eponymous Washington Street not long ago. It presents contemporary art works in a variety of media created by more than 20 Ann Arbor and Michigan artists. Art lovers find a mix of paintings, three-dimensional art, geometric abstracts, sculptures, ceramics, art, glass and many more of exceptional quality. Exhibits are renewed every six weeks. Gallery hours: Tue-Wed 12 pm - 6 pm, Thu-Sat 12 pm - 10 pm, Sun 12 pm - 5...   view more
Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibition Gallery

3) Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibition Gallery

The historic Walker Building, located close to the corner of West Liberty and South Ashley Streets, houses the Art Center. The center was established at the beginning of the century. Its mission is to highlight and explore regional visual arts and provide hands-on art education. The Art Center gallery displays creations of Michigan’s most progressive and gifted artists, both emerging and top-ranked. The exhibitions focused on contemporary arts change every month. The gallery shop offers a wide...   view more
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

4) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (must see)

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is another museum of the University of Michigan located on South State Street on the central campus of the University of Michigan. The museum foundation archaeological collection belonged to professor of Latin Francis W. Kelsey. It has resided in the Historic Newberry Hall built from 1888-1891. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology was started here in 1953. Today the museum collections are kept in the old Romanesque building and in the recently built William E. Upjohn...   view more
University of Michigan Museum of Art

5) University of Michigan Museum of Art (must see)

The museum started out as part of the Alumni Memorial Hall of the University of Michigan in 1910. It is situated at the conjunction of South State Street and South University Avenue. The University of Michigan Museum of Art collection grew due to gifts, thoughtful purchases and integrations. Memorial Hall was restored in 2008 and a modern annex named after the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family donators was added in 2009. The construction of the wing doubled the exhibition space...   view more
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

6) University of Michigan Museum of Natural History (must see)

The University of Michigan Exhibit Museum Of Natural History is located in the heart of the city. It occupies a remarkable building consisting of two wings. The museum comprises four sections: Paleontology, Zoology, Anthropology and Geology, and Herbarium. The History Museum’s collection started in the mid-19th century. One of the most mentioned is the dinosaur fossils display. The museum’s planetarium, Hall of Evolution, and Michigan Wildlife Gallery provide research in Natural Science....   view more


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