Rookie Detectives: Alma’s Art

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Calling all Rookie Detectives! This is our first-ever case, and we’re going to gather clues about all the colors Alma loves to paint with. The Rookies will get to take…

Art Detectives: Ablaze with Color

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Arty Mouse and his Art Detectives will learn all about the artist Alma Thomas. We’ll create a masterpiece inspired by Thomas’ vibrant works and explore color in the KIA galleries.

Film Screening: “The Love Tapes” by Wendy Clarke

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

This Valentine’s Day, join us for a special ARTbreak celebrating love in all its forms, as we screen The Love Tapes by experimental filmmaker Wendy Clarke. Clarke’s project, which began…

“Recipe for a Perfect Wife” by Karma Brown

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

In this captivating dual narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home’s previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife. As she discovers remarkable parallels between…

Locating Identity in the Abstract: A Panel Conversation

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

BIPOC artists from across the country, including Mary Ann Rose and Nanette Carter, will join Kalamazoo-based Maya James for a conversation about the ways in which they use abstraction to…

“Women’s Work” in the 1950s: Nine Branches on a Feminist Tree

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

In this virtual presentation, art collector Michael T. Ricker provides a closer look at nine female artists whose works, loaned from his personal collection, are on view in the exhibition…

RAD Fest Screendance Preview

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

For 14 years, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers has hosted a growing number of cutting-edge dance artists from around the globe for a weekend of performances, classes, and connections at the…

Rookie Detectives: Lots of Dots

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

There are dots outdoors and dots on floors; dots in the air and dots at a fair. In all actuality, there are lots of dots in the KIA galleries! The…