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ARTbreak: Masked Up – Robert Colescott and Me with Dr. Paul Solomon

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

Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century includes works of art by Kehinde Wiley, Ebony G. Patterson, and jc lenochan. Before them, before all of them, came Robert Colescott. Despite Colescott’s widespread profound influence on generations of American artists, his name is missing from survey courses on 20th-century American art. Who was Robert Colescott? What did…

ARTbreak: Unmasking Masculinity Catalog Launch

Virtual Event
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual celebration of the Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century catalog. Catalog contributors Maurice Wallace, Jeff Chang, and Anuradha Vikram will join curators Rehema Barber and Larry Ossei-Mensah for a lively conversation about the ways in which we define masculinity in the 21st century. Watch this program live on the Kalamazoo…

ARTbreak: Live Salon

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

In the spirit of Faisal Abdu’Allah’s work in Unmasking Masculinity, the KIA has invited local stylists to participate in a Live Salon. A local barber will speak about the role that barbershops play in the community and invite a member of the audience to chat while having a haircut. Reserve Your In-person Ticket

ARTbreak: Mark Cassino

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

Have you ever wanted to see a microscopic object up close? Kalamazoo photographer Mark Cassino will share his twenty years experience with the art and science of snowflake photography. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, Cassino will discuss the development for making high magnification photographs of snowflakes using ordinary photographic equipment. Interesting aspects of individual snowflakes…

ARTbreak: Moment In Time – The Kalamazoo County Photo Documentary Project

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

In 1984, during the 100th anniversary celebration of Kalamazoo becoming a city, a group of photographers spent a few months documenting what life was like in the community. Since then, the project has expanded to a year-long process of documenting Kalamazoo County every decade or so, most recently during 2020. Learn about the history of…

ARTbreak: Look and Listen

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

Have you ever looked at a painting and thought “What is going on in this picture?” and want the tools to examine artworks more thoroughly? Join Jessica Sundstrom, Associate Curator of Youth and Family Programs at the KIA, to learn how to use the three key questions of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Be surprised to…

ARTbreak: The Chrysalis Institute for Emerging Artists – A Model for BIPOC Creators

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

The Chrysalis Institute aims to expand the spectrum of opportunities available to emerging BIPOC artists by supporting self-exploration, self-care, and contemplative practices. As the Founder and Director of the Chrysalis Institute, Alessandra Pye is deeply aware that creative practice is in direct relationship to socio-emotional wellness, capacity building and identity development. This talk invites participants…