The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts offers learning opportunities for all ages and welcomes more than 50,000 visitors to the museum and art school each year. A robust calendar of exhibitions, programs, receptions, and art-making opportunities can be found each month, and we invite you to explore the opportunities below.

The KIA offers both virtual and onsite programs. Hover your mouse over a program to learn more.


Bi-monthly Tuesday noon ARTbreaks offer a diverse range of presentations, from films, to demos, to talks and discussions.

Artist Talks

Talks are presented by curators, artists, educators and more. These events are typically included with admission.


Stay tuned. Unreeled programs are currently unavailable.

Book Discussions

Monthly free book discussions focus on art-related novels and non-ficton, and once a year, the Kalamazoo Public Library’s “Reading Together” selection. Usually at 2 pm on the third Wednesday (excluding summer months), the discussions are free.

Art Detectives

Once a month, Arty the Art Detective will guide young learners through reading, making, and looking! Join us for this free program designed for children 4–8 (but other ages welcome!).

Youth Art Classes

Classes offered through the Kirk Newman Art School, are available for children from first grade to high school. Some classes include art expression, clay molding, the art of drawing, photography, and more.