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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

2 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2651
+1 616-454-7000
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Get your mind expanded here.

The creative juices are flowing and the experimental art is fresh in this concise museum and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael Z
So this is art...?

Waste of time. If you've been to larger metro area art centers/museums you will be very... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Settimio
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Located on the busiest intersection in Grand Rapids, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts prsents cutting-edge visual art, film, performance, literature, music, education programs and events. Partnering with regional, national, and international artists, the UICA offers innovative experiences with the latest art forms and the newest creative ideas – groundbreaking work that might not otherwise find a venue in Michigan.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
21 Dec 2017
“Really enjoyed myself”
4 weeks ago
“Get your mind expanded here.”
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2 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2651
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The creative juices are flowing and the experimental art is fresh in this concise museum and theatre space. While not housing a gigantic collection, the permanent pieces and traveling exhibits comprise enough material, I would think, for most visitors. Good variety in the collection and...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Waste of time. If you've been to larger metro area art centers/museums you will be very disappointed. Trying to be "edgy and provocative" with laughable artist statements to justify kindergarten crap.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great place catch movie whether it be an upscale art house flick, a limited run Indie piece, or even A special holiday showing of Die Hard, you'll appreciate interesting architecture, standard movie house concessions, and comfortable seats.

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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Tanks so much for the review! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers,

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Viewed the contemporary art exhibits and also attended an excellent independent film "Marjorie Prime' which was fantastic. All,of the staff wete very friendly and helpful. If in Grand Rapids, MI this is an excellent place to go.

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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hi Wendylady52! Thanks so much for visiting and for your review of our gallery and Movie Theater. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff welcoming into this arts centre. Displays change; currently "Them is Us". Is only $5 so well worth a visit

Thank Ewan C
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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for the review, Ewan! We hope you'll visit us again soon to see what's new in the galleries.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The question should be: Why is this institute driven to make a social comment instead of letting the nature of the art reveal itself? Superior setting, lackluster art work.More

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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

wilwriter, we’re sorry you did not fully enjoy your experience at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA). Contemporary art often deals with contemporary issues and the content and themes present in ‘UNLOADED’ are highly relevant and are certainly part of conversations being had globally....More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The only problem is parking. It connects to a lot, but it is very expensive. The films are great and often you will get a private showing.

Thank AliceGr
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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for your review and feedback! We hope you'll stop in for a visit again soon.

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

There are so many fun activities from movies to different events. Overall it is a great experience, and it is in the heart of downtown. It is easy to walk to other places from here, so you don't have to look for another parking spot.

Thank kklewis15
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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thanks so much for your review of UICA kklewis15! We are so proud of our organization and we are thrilled that you are too. Be sure to visit us again soon. Thanks for your support.

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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. It's a place that feeds your soul. I will visit here every time I am in Grand Rapids, without a doubt.

Thank DominoP3
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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Thanks for your review, DominoP3! We're very proud of our organization and your experience is important to us. We hope you visit Grand Rapids again soon and stop by to visit us while you are in town. Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

So, based on my title, you might think I am going to rip on this place. Wrong! It is well maintained, clean, well situated and well staffed. We have only been there for ArtPrize, but are impressed with the facility. We are both a little...More

Thank Russ H
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Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Russ, thank you so much for your glowing review! We appreciate your support and we hope you'll visit us again soon. We are already planning our next ArtPrize exhibition and we look forward to sharing it. PS - we may be a little biased, but...More

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Response from Katie Z | Property representative |
Hi! Information about upcoming films and exhibitions can be found on our website!
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