Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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Join us this Thursday, September 17th for our next Unreeled Film Series Special Event: This Documentary Needs a Title!ht...
09/14/2020

Join us this Thursday, September 17th for our next Unreeled Film Series Special Event: This Documentary Needs a Title!
https://bit.ly/2ZxLjtC to reserve your free ticket

Andrew Francisco returns with a 30-minute documentary shot right here in Kalamazoo during the coronavirus emergency:

Tommy is a young man who has already faced the challenges of many lifetimes. Over the course of this struggle, he has also transformed himself, frequently inhabiting the persona of a television action hero. Faithful to the ideals of honor, justice and universal freedom, he never backs down from a fight. Self-empowerment is not without its complications, however.

Not only is this film an experiment in cinematic realism, it also needs your active contributions. Audience members are requested to leave their suggestions for a title in the comments. If your title is selected, you will receive a prize from the filmmakers! This event is free and the link will remain active for 24 hours.
This film is recommended for mature audiences due to some language and adult situations.

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09/13/2020

To kick off September ArtBreak @ Home, join us as we host artists Darien Burress, Mignon Clarke, and Matthew Clysdale as they talk about their art influences and showcase their current work featured in the 2020 West Michigan Area Show.

For the continued safety of our patrons and staff, ArtBreak will be held via Zoom. To access the Zoom link, please visit our website to reserve your free ticketed entry.

DARIEN BURRESS UnVeiled cyanotype prints
MIGNON CLARKE A Slice of Key Lime Pie water-based oils
MATT CLYSDALE David and Anthurium digital photographic collage

Our second #KIAMaskMatch. Find something in your home or community that matches your mask and share it with us!Mary Hatc...
09/12/2020

Our second #KIAMaskMatch. Find something in your home or community that matches your mask and share it with us!
Mary Hatch
Too Many Hats, 1989
oil on canvas
Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Gift of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

Mary is a local artist and currently has a piece on display in the West Michigan area show. Visit our galleries on Friday or Saturday to view her and many others, talented work.

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Help us find art in our community! Today we are featuring @mrcartworks and their beautiful window display created by the...
09/11/2020

Help us find art in our community! Today we are featuring @mrcartworks and their beautiful window display created by their students! 🎨
If you are on the Kalamazoo Mall, make sure to stop by their shop and take a picture in front of their painted frame selfie station!

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Have you visited the West Michigan Area Show yet? Our show concludes on Oct. 4th and we hope you stop in before it's too...
09/10/2020

Have you visited the West Michigan Area Show yet? Our show concludes on Oct. 4th and we hope you stop in before it's too late.
While you are enjoying the beautiful local art, we encourage you to place your vote for the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s People’s Choice Award. Pre-book your tickets now and we hope to see you soon! @acgkalamazoo

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Hey Art Detectives, are you ready to join Arty Mouse to make, look, and listen? Join us for our next virtual Art Detecti...
09/09/2020

Hey Art Detectives, are you ready to join Arty Mouse to make, look, and listen? Join us for our next virtual Art Detectives!

Join us for a Zoomtastic Event
Saturday, September 12
10:30 am - 11:30 am

We will be reading Be A Maker, making catapults, and looking at and talking about art!

There is a limited number of free art supply packs that can be picked up from the KIA on September 9 and 11. E-mail Jessica Sundstrom at [email protected] to reserve your pack. Packs must be reserved ahead of time.

The Zoom link and password will also be sent out over e-mail, so please get in touch if you want to join us!

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09/08/2020

It's finally here! Today is the kick-off to our fall semester at the Kirk Newman Art School and our faculty is excited to welcome you back. We are eager to see what our students create this semester.

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This year, more than ever, we are thankful for your work ethic and dedication to the Kalamazoo Community. During these u...
09/07/2020

This year, more than ever, we are thankful for your work ethic and dedication to the Kalamazoo Community. During these uncertain times it is our health care workers, grocery store employees, local business owners, and many more who keep our community thriving.

Comment below #WhyICelebrate and tag someone you admire and give them a shout out for their work accomplishments.

Sigmund M. Abeles
Pietra Santa Carver, 1977
lithograph
Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Graf

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09/06/2020

Registration is now open for the Kazoo 48 Film Festival! Think you have what it takes to create a film in 48 hours?
Participants are encouraged to register online and will be able to work with their own group or work independently. On October 15th we will be hosting a virtual premiere of the films on our YouTube channel! Everyone interested in participating can find out more at kazoo48film.com.

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We loved seeing your marble/shaving cream creations! Now grab those marbles and some paint and let's create something ab...
09/05/2020

We loved seeing your marble/shaving cream creations! Now grab those marbles and some paint and let's create something abstract.

A work of art is abstract when we can not recognize what the art is about. It might be a painting of a person, or a sculpture of an apple, but the artist has decided not to make it look realistic.

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Check out the #Virtual #ArtHop today on the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo's page! Our artist from the West ...
09/04/2020

Check out the #Virtual #ArtHop today on the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo's page! Our artist from the West Michigan Area Show will be highlighted. Make sure to "Like" and "Share" their work with your friends and family. Want to see the work in person? Our galleries are open! Pre-book your ticket today!

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We know this school year will look a little different. Whether you are in class or learning from home, we wish you a suc...
09/03/2020

We know this school year will look a little different. Whether you are in class or learning from home, we wish you a successful school year and encourage you to keep creating!

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Art Survival Kit By Rehema C. Barber, Chief CuratorA few weeks ago I offered a few “artful” things that I felt are a nec...
09/02/2020

Art Survival Kit By Rehema C. Barber, Chief Curator

A few weeks ago I offered a few “artful” things that I felt are a necessity to keep me going during this new era of digital meetings and social distancing. Here is another set of my must-haves to make it. What about you?

5. I have been enjoying Hospital Rooms. I love them because they believe in and use art as a means to facilitate mental health care.Recently, they released a benefit featuring editioned posters by well-known contemporary artists to support their mission.

Mark Titchner, Please Believe, Bluebell Lodge from Hospital Rooms Website

4.Entopic Graphomania, What is that you say? It’s a game rooted in Surrealism. All you need is a piece of paper from a magazine, book or another printed page. Place dots on specific words or letters and then connect the dots using curved, straight, or zigzag lines to create a pattern. I like to choose 3 words myself.

3. Instagram. Some of my other favorites to watch: @debwillisphoto, @newhumans, @kengonzlesday, @ranumukherjee

2. KIA collection. This will always be on my Iist. Right now I’m preparing to give a talk for the Sordoni Gallery at Wilkes University and one of the works I’ll be talking about it is Landscape 74-117, 1974 by Chuang Che. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Wang, 1979/80.80. It will also be a work we’ll exhibit in Unveiling American Genius.

1. Studio visits and conversations with artists. Sometimes it’s an email, a chat on the phone, or a Zoom visit. Recently, I’ve talked to, emailed, or zoomed with Conrad Egyir, Merik Goma, Todd Gray, Yunfei Ji, and Flo Ngala to name a few.

What about you? Share one of your "artful experiences" with us for a chance to win a family pass to the KIA.

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The 2019-2020 Post Baccalaureate Residents are preparing to hang their show in the school commons. We are thrilled they ...
09/01/2020

The 2019-2020 Post Baccalaureate Residents are preparing to hang their show in the school commons. We are thrilled they will finally be able to display their work during the month of September. For more information about the Residents, check out the Kirk Newman Art School page: @kirknewmanartschool

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Classes start NEXT WEEK. Have you signed up? Our Metals & Jewelry Department is giving you a sneak peek on what to expec...
08/31/2020

Classes start NEXT WEEK. Have you signed up? Our Metals & Jewelry Department is giving you a sneak peek on what to expect this semester. Classes are available in person and online. We hope you find a class that entices you whether it is in studio or from home!

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Join us on September 1st at noon for our second  ARTbreak @ Home with WMAS Juror William J. O’Brien Chicago-based multid...
08/30/2020
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Join us on September 1st at noon for our second ARTbreak @ Home with WMAS Juror William J. O’Brien Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist. William J. O'Brien, will talk about his own improvisational studio practice, his artistic influences, and his juror’s vision for this year’s Area Show. Reserve your spot now! http://1000.blackbaudhosting.com/1000/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=70f8b84d-c8b5-45f4-8671-065fdde16085

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Join Chicago based multidisciplinary artist William J. O'Brien juror for the 2020 West Michigan Area Show. He will talk about his own improvisational studio practice, his artistic influences and his jurors' vision for this years show. 

Who's ready to have some fun with shaving cream?! ✋Grab these simple household items and let's get creative! Follow the ...
08/29/2020

Who's ready to have some fun with shaving cream?! ✋

Grab these simple household items and let's get creative! Follow the directions provided in the photo and we can't wait to see what you create! #KIAatHome

This is our last week at Lunchtime Live! We have loved seeing our community and members at this tasty event. Today we ar...
08/28/2020

This is our last week at Lunchtime Live! We have loved seeing our community and members at this tasty event. Today we are joined by local acclaimed artist, JAMES PALMORE who will be creating a small installation in the park, with your help! Stop by to grab some delicious food and have the chance to work with James!

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See you at Lunchtime Live tomorrow at Bronson Park from 11:30am to 1:30pm and you can help local artist, James Palmore w...
08/27/2020

See you at Lunchtime Live tomorrow at Bronson Park from 11:30am to 1:30pm and you can help local artist, James Palmore with a live art installation!

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Have you checked out the Gallery Shop yet? I may not be able to go in but, my owner says there is a great selection of l...
08/26/2020

Have you checked out the Gallery Shop yet? I may not be able to go in but, my owner says there is a great selection of local artwork!

The Gallery Shop is NOW OPEN on Fridays & Saturdays from 11-5. If you prefer, you can make a personal shopping experience appointment on Wednesdays, simply call the shop to arrange. #KIADogDaysofSummer

Mask matching is the new thing, right?Our very own Jessica is matching with this beautiful piece at her desk. Take a pho...
08/26/2020

Mask matching is the new thing, right?

Our very own Jessica is matching with this beautiful piece at her desk. Take a photo of you matching something in the community and share it with us! #KIAMaskMatch

Catherine Hinkle (American 1926-1974) and is called Interlude, 1951, oil on canvas, Gift of the Marilyn Hinkle Trust, 2016.41

The Fall semester kicks off in one month! Have you signed up yet? Our ceramics department offers a variety of courses fo...
08/24/2020

The Fall semester kicks off in one month! Have you signed up yet? Our ceramics department offers a variety of courses for every skill level and some are already SOLD OUT. Claim your spot before it's too late.

http://bit.ly/KIAcourses

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08/23/2020

Renew your heART! As a member you will enjoy FREE entry all year to exciting exhibitions and programs, preferred discounts in the Gallery Shop and with the Kirk Newman Art School, including member only activities. For a complete list of benefits at each member level visit our website. #BONUS When you renew the in month of August you will be helping us gift a series of passes to local community partners and the individuals they support.

https://www.kiarts.org/page.php?menu_id=7

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Design a New Outfit for Arty!Show your creativity by making Arty’s new outfit as unique as you! Include a background and...
08/22/2020

Design a New Outfit for Arty!

Show your creativity by making Arty’s new outfit as unique as you! Include a background and any props he might need. Scan or take a picture of your creation and share it with us!

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Tips for Creation: If you don't have a printer at home, you can draw Arty's outfit in MS Paint or other drawing apps or websites. Feel free to use stickers too! If you can print the Arty page, you can use any and all materials at your home to create Arty's new look. Free apps such as CamScanner can be used to upload your image to send to the KIA.

08/21/2020

Did you see us at Lunchtime Live last week?! We are here again and back with fun craft bags and chalk. We will also have Courtney from the Kirk Newman Art School with us to demonstrate throwing on the wheel!

Not able to stop by? You can now text-to-donate to the KIA! Just text "artlover" to 44321, we appreciate your support in advance.

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We are open this Friday and Saturday! Vist our website to view the KIA's new safety guideline, updated hours, current ex...
08/20/2020

We are open this Friday and Saturday! Vist our website to view the KIA's new safety guideline, updated hours, current exhibitions, and reserve your timed tickets. Please note, face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of two.

Mary Abbott
Portrait of Elaine de Kooning, 1948, oil on canvas
Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art; Jim Bridenstine Acquisition Fund, 2019.1

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We are thrilled to announce the winners of the sponsored prizes for the 2020 West Michigan Area Show. These prize winner...
08/19/2020

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the sponsored prizes for the 2020 West Michigan Area Show. These prize winners were chosen by this year’s juror, William J O’Brien (@wob234). Congratulations to all on a great show. Be sure to visit the galleries to cast your vote for the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s (@acgkalamazoo) People’s Choice Award. To reserve your ticket to the KIA click the link below:

https://1000.blackbaudhosting.com/1000/page.aspx?pid=213&tab=0

We would also like to stay a big thank you to all of the award sponsors that made these awards possible!

Stay tuned for our announcement of the top prizes and the Director’s Purchase Prize.

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It is our pleasure to be alongside Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan!
08/18/2020

It is our pleasure to be alongside Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan!

When you join or renew your membership to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in the month of August, you will be giving back to Big Brothers Big Sisters! The KIA will be giving a series of Family Day Passes for our Bigs and Littles to use. The Bigs and Littles can't wait! Thank you KIA!

To learn more about KIA membership, head here:
https://www.kiarts.org/page.php?menu_id=7

Do you recognize Christina, our beloved Gallery Shop Manager in this great drawing?  If you don't believe us and the lik...
08/18/2020

Do you recognize Christina, our beloved Gallery Shop Manager in this great drawing? If you don't believe us and the likeness stop in and meet her face to face and take time to shop other great local artists products!

Public shop hours are Friday & Saturday from 11am - 5pm and Wednesday's by appointment! Please email [email protected] to schedule.

Shop online: https://www.kiarts.org/page.php?page_id=1817

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314 S Park St
Kalamazoo, MI
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Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(269) 349-7775

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