September 23, 2023 - January 14, 2024

What kinds of things do you like to celebrate? From weddings to birthdays, to fireworks exploding in the sky and trapeze artists in the circus, young visitors will see how artists have portrayed celebratory moments through photography, prints, and paintings. 

Let’s celebrate art with images of joyful events and environments! This is also a celebration of the KIA’s 100th year anniversary in 2024, and after this exhibition, we are excited to return the Upjohn Mason Grandchildren’s Gallery to an interactive space!

Gregory J. Constantine, Vincent Paints July 4th Fireworks over Manhattan, 1982, lithograph. Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Gift of Dr. Christopher A. Graf, 1985/6.22