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Unmasking Masculinity: A Curatorial Conversation

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join Rehema Barber and Larry Ossei-Mensah for an inside look at the KIA’s newest exhibition: Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Barber and Ossei-Mensah, who are co-curators for the exhibition,…

ARTbreak: Second Act with Robert Morris

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

Inspired by the crystalline glazes on display in Balancing the Cosmos: Works by Li Hongwei? Come listen to Robert Morris, a local artist and expert, who also uses this challenging…

ARTbreak: Colleen Woolpert – Double Take

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

Men and Their Environments

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

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…

ARTbreak: Intersectionality 101 with OutFront Kzoo

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

ARTbreak: The Gendering of Colors with Megan Maas

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

ARTbreak: Kalamazoo Public Library at 150

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

In celebration of the Kalamazoo Public Library’s 150th anniversary, Local History Librarian Ryan Gage will reveal the deep history between the library and the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, during…

ARTbreak: Plantation Politics and the Ripple Effect on Black Fatherhood

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

First established in 2015 by a group of fathers in Kalamazoo, MI the Fatherhood Network (FHN) is a support group that is aimed at strengthening family relationships before, during, and…

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

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