Blue Star Museum Free Admission

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts always offers free admission to active military members but as a Blue Star Museum, we are taking it a little farther to honor the servicemen…

An Evening with Linling Lu

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

You might know what Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Winter sounds like—but what does it look like? The KIA’s Chief Curator, Rehema Barber, will join artist Linling Lu for an in-depth conversation about…

ARTbreak: artWorks Makes Art Work

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

MRC artWorks is a working gallery and studio for adults living with disabilities. Focusing on strengths and abilities while developing job skills, artists create bright, encouraging pieces that follow the…

ARTbreak: The “Fertile Soil” Project

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

Doet Boersma is a Dutch visual artist and educator living and working in The Netherlands. Her current work explores themes of ecology, environmental justice, and the natural landscape. In her…

Book Discussion: Clara and Mr. Tiffany

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

Book Discussion Leader: Shannon Karol, Director of Museum Education and Community Engagement From the publisher: It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a…

Clara Driscoll and Tiffany Lamps

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

Thanks to a cache of personal letters uncovered in 2009, it is now known that iconic Tiffany lamps such as “Wisteria” and “Dragonflies” were designed by Clara Driscoll and the…

ARTbreak: Profound Possibilities of Papier-Mâché

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

Visual artist and art educator Gayle Swank Reyes has instructed students of all ages for the past 20 years. She earned her BFA in Metals/Jewelry and continued her education by…

Balancing the Cosmos: Evening with Li Hongwei

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

The sculptures of Li Hongwei represent balance: between tradition and innovation, between fragility and strength, between realism and abstraction. His use of ceramics is a nod to traditional Chinese art…

Art Detectives: Out of this World

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

Let’s create fantastic creatures after reading about the Surrealist artist Leonara Carrington. Art Detectives will use a combination game to design an out-of-this-world animal and then create a 3-D version…

ARTbreak: Art of Healing – Using Art Therapeutically

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

Art is a powerful tool for self-expression, self-reflection, communication, stress reduction, and healing. Gay Walker is an artist, art therapist, and retired Professor and Coordinator of Holistic Health and Wellness…

Art Detectives: Shape by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez

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

Art Detectives will read Shape by her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez by Anna Harber Freeman and Barbara Gonzalez, before making a craft with Arty Mouse. The most renowned Native American Indian…