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Rookie Detectives: Georgia O’Keeffe Loved the Desert

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

The Rookies will learn about Georgia while looking for images of nature in the galleries. We’ll make some inspired abstract paintings, so wear clothes you can get messy in!

Art Detectives: Through Georgia’s Eyes

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

Arty Mouse wants to learn all about Georgia O’Keeffe, one of America’s most famous female artists. After all, one of her artworks is on display at the KIA! After being inspired by her artwork, Art Detectives will create something magical.

Juneteenth Community Day

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

Celebrate Juneteenth with the KIA! This meaningful holiday celebrates the day that enslaved people in Texas finally received freedom 2 years after President Lincoln’s address of the Emancipation Proclamation. For youth and families, Tar Beach by Faith Ringold will be playing in the auditorium with an activity to create your own story frame, and there…

LEGO to the KIA!

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

LEGO to the KIA where everything is awesome! We’ll be joined by our friends from Bricks and Minifigs Kalamazoo for an awesome evening of art and engineering. You’ll be faced with unique challenges — can you build a bridge without using blue blocks? Can you find the minifig that matches the portrait in the galleries?…

Inside Cat

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

Arty Mouse will once again overcome his fear of cats through Inside Cat. Art Detectives will explore perception and challenge their observation skills during this delightful story. After being inspired in the galleries, they’ll create their own perceptive artwork.

Extra Yarn

Let’s get cozy and explore fiber arts! Art Detectives will read Extra Yarn, and then have the chance to observe and interact with fiber artists from the Kirk Newman Art School. Afterward, they’ll create circle weavings to proudly display at home.

The Crayon Man featuring Wellspring Dance

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

Have you ever wondered about the creator of Crayola Crayons? Art Detectives will learn all about it through the story of The Crayon Man! At this extra special Art Detectives, Wellspring Dance will lead dance exploration inspired by the many Crayola Crayons colors!

Art Detectives at the Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo Public Library Oshtemo Branch 7265 W Main St, Kalamazoo, United States

Read, make, and look! Arty Mouse and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are coming to four Kalamazoo Public Library branches for Black History Month. At each branch, we will read a different book about an African American artist, look at examples of their work, and then make an artwork to take home. Tar Beach by…

Art Detectives at the Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo Public Library Eastwood Branch 1112 Gayle Ave, Kalamazoo, United States

Read, make, and look! Arty Mouse and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are coming to four Kalamazoo Public Library branches for Black History Month. At each branch, we will read a different book about an African American artist, look at examples of their work, and then make an artwork to take home. Take a Picture…

Art Detectives at the Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo Public Library Alma Powell Branch 1000 W Paterson St., Kalamazoo, United States

Read, make, and look! Arty Mouse and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are coming to four Kalamazoo Public Library branches for Black History Month. At each branch, we will read a different book about an African American artist, look at examples of their work, and then make an artwork to take home. Life Doesn’t Frighten…

Art Detectives at the Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo Public Library Central Branch 315 S Rose St., Kalamazoo, United States

Read, make, and look! Arty Mouse and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are coming to four Kalamazoo Public Library branches for Black History Month. At each branch, we will read a different book about an African American artist, look at examples of their work, and then make an artwork to take home. Alma’s Art by…

Art Detectives at the Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo Public Library Washington Branch 1244 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, United States

Read, make, and look! Arty Mouse and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are coming to four Kalamazoo Public Library branches for Black History Month. At each branch, we will read a different book about an African American artist, look at examples of their work, and then make an artwork to take home. My Hands Sing…