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Kelsey Museum building

The Kelsey Museum of Archeology or KMA hosts a collection of over 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from various civilizations from the Near East and Mediterranean.  So if you are even the least bit interested in the history of civilizations such as Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece or Egypt- you should definitely go check this place out!  Not only do they have permanent exhibits in the William E. Upjohn Exhibit wing that includes a painted Egyptian mummy coffin but they also have special rotating exhibitions.  From March 15 to June 16 KMA will be showing an exhibit titles Kelsey Contemporaries that features work by two School of Art & Design students, Kayla Romberger and Alisha Wessler.

To learn more about the collections in the William E. Upjohn wing click this link

To keep up to date on the current and upcoming rotating exhibitions check out these links:

Current exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions

If you don’t want to just wander around the museum by yourself, KMA also offers tours that you can schedule times for on Tuesdays-Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the small fee of $1 per person! Just in case you want to make sure that the KMA has artifacts from times and places that would be interesting to you (why wouldn’t they?!) you can always check out their website to look at their “Notable Collections” or you can even search their collections!

Visiting the KMA is a fun and interesting activity if you are looking for something to do with your family on the weekends or during the weekday when you’re just looking for something to do!  So go check out all the fascinating artifacts and learn a little something about the history of the human race while you’re at it, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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