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,…

Kirk Newman Art School Residency Show

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

The Kirk Newman Art School Residency Program is designed for aspiring artists who want to grow and strengthen their art practice in a supportive community, with access to professional studio…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

71st Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair

Bronson Park 200 S Rose Street, Kalamazoo

Friday, June 3: 12-8pm Saturday, June 4: 9am-5pm The 71st Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair returns to kick off the summer in Bronson Park! You’ll find jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting,…