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Sunday Drop-in Tour

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

Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei

ARTbreak: Colleen Woolpert – Double Take

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

Recipient of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Award in the 2022 West Michigan Area Show, interdisciplinary artist Colleen Woolpert invites the audience to do a double-take in her upcoming presentation. As an identical twin born on Halloween, she will share projects related to her uncanny life of “directed serendipity,” her practice of using wonder as a…

Men and Their Environments

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

Join Richard Lou, whose work is featured in Unmasking Masculinity, Kalamazoo-based sculptor Brent Harris, and moderator Michael Stone-Richards for an examination of the important role that the land plays in their work. Our environments are central to how we think about ourselves and our place in the world. These three unique voices come together to…

Art Detectives: There’s a Ghost in this Museum!

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

Ghosts don’t have to be spooky — they can be nice or your friend. Arty will read There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers, create a ghost-like artwork inspired by the museum, and then go on a spooky hunt for art through the galleries. Reserve Your In-person Ticket

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Sunday Drop-in Tour

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

Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century

ARTbreak: Intersectionality 101 with OutFront Kzoo

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

Myths, stereotypes and misinformation are often at the heart of discrimination, harassment and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals. Tracy Hall, Executive Director at OutFront Kalamazoo, will share how increased knowledge and understanding about the LGBTQ+ community is often the first step in reducing and eliminating discrimination. Tracy Hall has been part of OutFront Kalamazoo in a…

Kalamazoo Art League: Membership Celebration and Lecture

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

David Frederick Riley is a gallery artist, portrait painter, and illustrator. Riley graduated from Comstock High School in Kalamazoo County and received a BFA and MFA in Fine Art with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Riley’s paintings are inspired by the universal narratives of the human condition and…

High School Portfolio Day

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

Calling all junior and senior high school art students! Join us at High School Portfolio Day to have your artwork reviewed by a college rep from colleges across the region! You'll receive on-the-spot feedback that will help you as you prepare for your next steps after high school! Schools Present: Central Michigan College, Cleveland Institute…

Teen Takeover

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

It's Teen Takeover at the KIA! Join us from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. for games, art-making, food, and fun!

Barber: Live Salon with Faisal Abdu’Allah

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Artist and barber Faisal Abdu’Allah will perform a Live Salon, inviting members of the audience to have their hair cut while discussing key issues of his work, on view in Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Reflecting on his own life experiences and the relationship between being both an artist and a barber, Abdu’Allah will…

ARTbreak: The Gendering of Colors with Megan Maas

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

Author, professor, and activist Dr. Megan K. Maas will guide us through the history of gendered toys and how play with dolls can be connected to some of the relationships and gendered violence that occurs today. Blue for boys and pink for girls was not always the case. Dr. Maas will take us through the…