Book Discussion: Concentric Circles

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

By Yang Lian Discussion Leader: TBA From the publisher: Before and since his enforced exile, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Widely hailed in America and Europe as a highly individual voice in world literature, he has been translated into many languages. Yang Lian has written that…

UnReeled – Wellspring Through the Years

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

Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers have been bringing dance to Kalamazoo and beyond for over 40 years. To honor the 40th anniversary season, which began in 2020, a series of documentary films were created exploring iconic works from the Wellspring repertory through the eyes of current company member and filmmaker, Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers. Featuring in-depth interviews…

$5

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…

Gilmore Festival Fellows Lecture

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

The Long Road Home: A Pianist’s American Journey  Lara Downes guides us through her professional trajectory as a classical American pianist. Learn how she defines her career, chooses her repertoire, and keeps her work mission-focused. Ms Downes is a trailblazing performer, Billboard Chart-topping recording artist, and sought-after producer, curator, activist, and arts advocate. She is…

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…

Kalamazoo Art League: Art Deco Architecture

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

A historian of architecture, landscape, preservation, urban development, and the built environment, Dr. Robert Bruegmann will discuss general and regional Art Deco architectural characteristics. During the summer or fall of 2022, Dr. Bruegmann has offered to meet the Kalamazoo Art League in Chicago for a depARTure focusing this style. When it is safe to travel,…

Art Detectives: They All Saw a Cat

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

Art Detectives will read They All Saw a Cat and see how one cat can be seen in different ways using a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns. Let’s see how artists at the KIA have used these building blocks of art, and play a fun game inspired by Romero Britto. Reserve Your Ticket

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…

Book Discussion: Surrealism – Inside the Magnetic Fields

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

From the publisher: One of the hallmarks of Surrealism is the encounter, often by chance, with a key person, place, or object through a trajectory no one could have predicted. Penelope Rosemont draws on a lifetime of such experiences in her collection of essays, Surrealism: Inside the Magnetic Fields. From her youthful forays as a…

West Michigan Area Show Reception

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

Since the 1960s, the annual juried exhibition celebrates the talented community of visual artists in the region. Drawing works from 14 counties, an experienced juror chooses artists from more than 300 submitted entries, ranging from paintings, prints, and photos to mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and mixed-media works. Honor the expertise of the mitten state during…