Art is transformative. Now, community members can explore the KIA in a whole new way with the summer’s Passport to the Arts. We have identified a theme and a series of events, exhibitions and classes that relate back to that chosen theme. Come and join others on a similar summer learning journey. Bring your passport to each event, get it stamped, and broaden your world of art.

2022 Summer theme: Sculpture and Imagination

Exercise your imagination this summer and discover sculptural works that interweave creativity and fantasy. Learn how Li Hongwei balances tradition and innovation in his sculptures in Balancing the Cosmos. Discover how women played an essential role in Tiffany Studio at the book discussion and ARTful evening. Learn how to create a fantastical sculpture in a class at the Kirk Newman Art School. Each of these experiences and many more will earn a stamp in your Passport to the Arts.

Museum Education Programs
Book Discussion: Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Artist Talk: Clara Wolcott Driscoll and Tiffany Lamps
ARTbreak: Profound Possibilities of Papier-Mâché
Artist Talk: An Evening with Li Hongwei
ARTbreak: West Michigan Area Show Artists
Kirk Newman Art School Classes

Surrealish: The Absurd and Unexpected

Li Hongwei: Balancing the Cosmos

West Michigan Area Show

Imaginative Sculpture
Fairytale Motifs in Ceramic Sculpture for the Garden
Nature Foraging and Sculpture Making Workshop
Youth Passport
Art Detectives: Ish
Art Detectives: Out of this World
Art Detectives: Shaped by her Hands
Summer Kids Art Camps