Striving to share our love of art with the community, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts regularly organizes a number of exciting events. Whether you’re interested in joining one of our art classes, you’d like to explore the world of portrait photography, or any number of other topics, be sure to view our calendar below to learn about the events that we have planned.

It’s a David Small World

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Have you ever wondered how a picture book comes to be? What do the illustrations look like before words are added? It’s a David Small World is the unmissable opportunity to see…

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination is a unique installation that fuses fine glass blowing, augmented reality (AR), and drawing. For this special presentation, Ruffner and her collaborators developed an…

Todd Gray: Crossing the Waters of Space, Time and History

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Featuring the artist’s signature style of found frames and stacked images from his private archive, Todd Gray: Crossing the Waters of Space, Time, and History considers the impacts of colonialism…

WomanUp & Celebrate Executive Director Belinda Tate

Virtual Event

Michigan Woman Forward, a public statewide foundation devoted to the economic and personal well-being of Michigan women and girls, is honoring the KIA's Executive Director Belinda Tate as a 2021…

Members Exchange

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

The Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange is a partnership with the Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and Manor House and the…

ARTbreak: Visual Thinking Strategies

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

“What is going on in this picture? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find?” These three questions form the backbone of Visual Thinking…

Free

Art Detectives: Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Have you ever seen a flower? I mean, really seen a flower? That’s the question Arty Mouse will be asking the Art Detectives this month! Come to the KIA to…

Free

Forging Islamic Science

Virtual Event

Nir Shafir, Ph.D. Assistant Professor (tenure track) Department of History  University of California, San Diego “As fakes and fictions enter our digital bloodstream, they start to replace the original images, and…

ARTbreak: Chinese Decorated Letter Papers

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Yifan Li is a Ph.D. student specializing in modern Chinese art and visual culture at The Ohio State University. Li’s current research centers on materiality and transnationality, the artistic exchange…

Free

Book Discussion

Virtual Event

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer From the publisher -  Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and…

Free

Motawi Tileworks Show and Sale

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo

Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., Motawi Tileworks (The Tileworks) makes handcrafted tile as art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Owner and Artistic Director Nawal Motawi began creating historically…