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IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art

540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8057
+1 360-370-5050
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Small museum, but worth a visit.

The SJIMA is probably the smallest art museum we've visited, but what it lacked in size, it made up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bandjmasters
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
via mobile
Excellent

The museum is not large but we loved it. My granddaughter loves art museums so when we travel we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RegularTraveler_13
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Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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IMA (San Juan Islands Museum of Art) A short walk from the ferry, IMA is the first art museum in the San Juan Islands. Along with a revolving repertoire of major exhibits of fine visual arts and workshops, IMA also offers a forum for local artists to display their work as part of its Artists Registry. IMA raises and distributes money to support art in the Friday Harbor elementary and middle schools, and runs the popular free "Family Art Days" program every Saturday in July and August in the orchard beside the museum. IMA is a registered 501 C 3 nonprofit organization and depends on donations, memberships, fundraising and a cadre of experienced, capable and dedicated volunteers.
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540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The SJIMA is probably the smallest art museum we've visited, but what it lacked in size, it made up for in exhibits. We were there during an exhibit of First Nations art all on loan from private collections. Staff were helpful and friendly. There was...More

Thank bandjmasters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is not large but we loved it. My granddaughter loves art museums so when we travel we look for opportunities to visit. We were not disappointed. In this case they were showing First Nation Art from Coastal Pacific Tribes and Inuit art from...More

Thank RegularTraveler_13
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a very nice museum for such a small rural community. The art is first class--much better than the crafty kinds of found in most small towns.

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a really great addition to the community of Friday Harbor. A wonderful little museum. A unique experience.

Thank HRPufnstuff
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

With only 2 rooms and an atrium, I was impressed with the content of this small museum. The curator does a lovely job with the exhibits and is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I am an art lover & came to Fri Harbor (town) just to see their exhibit Sep 8, 2016 during their posted Thurs open hours. Doors were locked & no one answered the phone. Sadly managed.

1  Thank Judith W
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, expensive. Two rooms of photos, some of which were fabulous, some of which were mediocre. No special senior pricing. Everything was well displayed, however.

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I went to the museum and it was actually closed that day. We were disappointed as we were leaving the next day. The wonderful curator let us in anyway. What a treat and so hospitable. We saw a wonderful Ansel Adams show....More

Thank riskybidder
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I saw a great show last year and a moving installation. This year did not disappoint with a photography exibit by 3 iconic American photographers. Plenty of parking alongside the museum.

Thank Vanda S
Reviewed 6 July 2016

While we were there,an Ansel Adams exhibit was displayed and was terrific. The staff was very informative and helpful. The photos were displayed well and had thoughtful poems, thoughts, or sayings beside each photo.

Thank Mary G
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