Book Discussion (virtual)

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

Two Trees Make a Forest: Travels Among Taiwan's Mountains & Coasts in Search of My Family's Past by Jessica J. Lee From the librarian: This read lauded as "genre-shattering" is…

Movie Night! Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts (postponed)

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

POSTPONED - NEW DATE IS COMING SOON Do you remember seeing Bill Traylor’s work in Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem? Get to know more about the…

Africa, Imagined: Reflections on Modern and Contemporary Art

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

Using a uniquely curated combination of loans and works from the KIA’s collection, spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Africa, Imagined: Reflections on Modern and Contemporary Art will juxtapose mostly West African…

ARTbreak: The Resonance Project (virtual)

Virtual Event

Rufus Ferguson is a multi-instrumental musician and educator and is Assistant Professor of Jazz and Popular Music at Albion College. He will speak about his original compositions as part of…

ARTbreak: Africa, Imagined with Chief Curator Rehema Barber

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

Join Chief Curator, Rehema Barber, for an informative and lively presentation about the artists and works featured in Africa, Imagined: Reflections on Modern and Contemporary Art. Exploring three key themes…

An Evening with Conrad Egyir

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

Conrad Egyir, Irving’s Class, 2021, oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas. Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Elisabeth Claire Lahti Fund Purchase. Conrad Egyir will provide insight about his…

$5

Art Detectives: Me and Uncle Romie

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

Let’s meet James and his Uncle Romie! Arty Mouse will read Me and Uncle Romie, a book about a boy who goes to visit his uncle, the artist Romare Bearden.…

Book Discussion: Things Fall Apart

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

By Chinua Achebe Discussion Leader: Mariam Konate From the publisher: Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African trilogy. It is a classic…

ARTbreak: Hidden Women of Color with Jerome and Delma Washington

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

Jerome and Delma Washington are the minds behind the art project Hidden Women of Color. This project is a series of portraits of African American women who lived between 1744-1996…

Screendances with RAD Fest

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

For 13 years, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers has hosted a growing number of cutting edge dance artists from around the globe in Kalamazoo for a weekend of performances, classes, and…

$5

ARTbreak: The Dance of Social Justice

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

Helanius Wilkins has devoted himself to using the lenses of Black masculinity and cutting-edge choreography to rethink race, class, identity, human diversity and tragic turns of inhumanity…”— Clarence E. Page,…