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Art, Music, and Feminism Symposium

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Art, Music & Feminism in the 1950s, the KIA will host a symposium on March 25, featuring conversations and Q&As with local artists, scholars, and community leaders. Join us as we celebrate pioneering female artists of the mid-20th century whose legacies endure into the present, while also examining current practices in the arts and looking ahead towards a more equitable future.

Don’t miss this amazing In-Person event, filled with engaging conversation, insight and inspiration with Q&As from these featured speakers and moderators.
Leah Branstetter, Director of Digital Content, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Christine Mehring, Professor of Art History, University of Chicago
Natalie Phillips, Associate Professor of Art History, Ball State University
Abigail Phillips and Jayne Gulliver, proprietors of Kalamazoo vintage shops: Golden Roller Skate and J-Bird Vintage
Judith Stein, Writer and Co-Curator of The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism (Orange County Museum of Art)
Gwen Tarbox, Professor of English, Western Michigan University
Belinda Tate, Executive Director, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Miriam Hahn Thomas, Assistant Curator of Adult Programs, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Light refreshments will be provided, lunch isn’t included. We encourage participants to feel free to bring your favorite beverage and a brown bag lunch as there will be a short lunch break as part of our scheduling.

Members to receive $10 off follow these simple steps:
Click the reserve a ticket button. Please Sign-In to your member account in the upper right-hand corner of the event ticket page. Select the Member Ticket option and your discount will be applied at the final check out screen.  If you have not created a member account, simply click Register instead of Sign-In