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Art Detectives: A Very Big Fall with Author Emmy Kastner

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

Have you ever been afraid of something familiar changing into something new? Arty Mouse and the Art Detectives will explore this idea with special guest author Emmy Kastner. Kastner, author of the beloved Nerdy Babies books, will join us at this very cool Art Detectives to launch her newest book, A Very Big Fall. Reserve…

ARTbreak: Contemporary Ceramics and the Chinese Worldview with Dr. Andrew Maske

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

China is the origin of most of the world’s most important historical ceramic advancements. Blessed with a wide range of outstanding raw materials, Chinese craftspeople developed the technical abilities to produce beautiful functional ceramics that were prized around the world. Beginning in the 19th century, however, Chinese dominance in ceramics was challenged by advancements in…

ARTbreak: Emmy Kastner

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

Emmy Kastner is an author/illustrator of children’s books, including A Very Big Fall and the Nerdy Babies series. She is a former high school teacher and co-founder of the youth writing center Read and Write Kalamazoo. Kastner is excited to bring a discussion of picture books as an art form to ARTbreak, celebrating art and…

2022 Annual Meeting

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

Come to the KIA Annual Meeting to celebrate our shared successes from the past year and preview what's coming in the new year! Join us in thanking current Board Chair Jack Michael for a wonderful two years, and help welcome the incoming Board Chair Bill Parfet, as well as new Board Members. All members are…

Book Discussion: Shape-ups at Delilah’s

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

Shape-ups at Delilah’s is a short story by Rion Amilcar Scott, first published in the October 2019 issue of The New Yorker Magazine, and in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020. The story takes place in the world of Crossriver, a town and characters created by Scott in his other publications. The town’s premise…

Unmasking Masculinity: A Curatorial Conversation

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

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, will offer insight into how this exhibition transformed from an idea to an installation. They will share the successes, challenges, and unexpected surprises they encountered.…

Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century Exhibition Opening Celebration

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

Free community event to celebrate the opening of Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century offers diverse perspectives and representations of masculinity in our society from 1970 to the present. This exhibition encourages the investigation of previously held beliefs and evolving definitions of masculinity. 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Opening reception…

Everyone is a Member Day!

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

Celebrate the opening of Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century with us! Everyone is invited to enjoy a day filled with art-making, performances, a gallery guide designed to help families explore the exhibition, and lots of fun!

ARTbreak: Second Act with Robert Morris

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI
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 glaze technique. After his early retirement, Morris began exploring art. He was hooked on ceramics after one class. Many more classes followed and he discovered…

Premiere of mtu [body] with avery r. young & de deacon board at the KIA

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

Interdisciplinary-artist avery r. young and his funk soul associates de deacon board use language, sound, and movement to merge personal, fictional, and historical narratives. This work entitled, mtu will include emmett and the premiere of baar which is a new aria from his upcoming opera, safronia.* *Commissioned by the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Reserve Your…