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Postponed: A Woman’s Voice: Then and Now?

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

Join us for an insightful evening discussion with Chief Curator Rehema Barber and three exceptional professors from Western Michigan University, Dr. Mariam Konaté, Professor Monique Haley, and Dr. Jennifer Richardson. A Woman’s Voice: Then and Now? will discuss the roles of women within the African diaspora as it relates to each participant's individual discipline and…

$5

ARTbreak: Handmade Bone Folder Tools with Rachel Stickney

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

Have you ever wondered about the tools you use to make art? Who made them? How were they made? Are they real or synthetic materials? Could you perhaps make one yourself? These are the questions Rachel Stickney will answer as she discusses her recent trip to the Penland School of Craft in Bakersville, North Carolina. Rachel Stickney is…

ARTbreak: Kirk Newman Art School Residents – Part 1

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

The Kirk Newman Art School Post-Baccalaureate Program is in its sixth year. The nine-month residency is designed for aspiring artists who want to grow and strengthen their art practice in a supportive community, with access to professional studio facilities and guidance. At each of these ARTbreaks, KIA guests will hear from the KNAS residents about…

2022 High School Area Show Virtual Awards Ceremony

Virtual Event via Zoom

The High School Area Show highlights young artists from our local education systems. High school students residing in Allegan, Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties were welcome to participate with this year's juror 2021 National Secondary Art Educator of the Year Le Tran. Celebrate their creativity with us! Hear from…

The Future Starts With You Symposium (College Students)

Virtual Event

Are you a student interested in working in museums? The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) has partnered to host a one-day virtual symposium aimed to assist university students who may be seeking careers in arts institutions. During this unique event from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday,…

Free

Unveiling American Genius Symposium

Virtual Event

Learn more about the day's activities at kiarts.org/unveiling-american-genius-symposium/ 11:30-12:00pm: Welcome and Setting the Stage for the Day 12:00-1:00pm: A Woman's Voice: Then and Now? 1:15-2:00pm: The Resonance Music Project: Connecting Music and Art in Unveiling American Genius 2:15-3:30pm: Panel: The Future of American Art   Tickets are only $10 to virtually attend the symposium.  Reserve…

$10

ARTbreak: Kirk Newman Art School Residents – Part 2

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

The Kirk Newman Art School Post-Baccalaureate Program is in its sixth year. The nine-month residency is designed for aspiring artists who want to grow and strengthen their art practice in a supportive community, with access to professional studio facilities and guidance. At each of these ARTbreaks, KIA guests will hear from the KNAS residents about…

ARTbreak: Kirk Newman Art School Residents – Part 3

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

The Kirk Newman Art School Post-Baccalaureate Program is in its sixth year. The nine-month residency is designed for aspiring artists who want to grow and strengthen their art practice in a supportive community, with access to professional studio facilities and guidance. At each of these ARTbreaks, KIA guests will hear from the KNAS residents about…

ARTbreak: Portals, Hymns, and Passages

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

Portals, Hymns, and Passages explores Detroit-area artist Ed Fraga’s career, focusing on the landscape of figuration, dreams, and allegorical representation through paintings and constructions. For Fraga, art-making is the process of unveiling the unseen. A song, a hymn, or a poem can be integral components to bringing an idea to life, transforming one art form…

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 artist’s unique style and highlight what they can do and how they can inspire the greater community. Amy Thill is the unit manager of MRC…

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 presentation, Boersma will provide insight into the processes and methods of her current “Fertile Soil” project. By showing sources of inspiration, the working processes, and…

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 female colleagues she managed in the women’s division of the Tiffany Glass Company of Manhattan. Historian Renée Sentilles will contextualize the designs and life decisions…