Unveiling American Genius

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

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists have told about our culture, art, and history.

Within this unique long-term presentation, viewers will see abstract and contemporary works, and reflections on traditional genres of painting, such as landscapes, still-lifes, and portraiture.

A Swinging Christmas

Farmers Alley Theatre 221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI

The holiday music of Tony Bennett is featured in this show created and directed by David Grapes, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17–19, 25, 26, Dec. 1–3 & 8–10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 & 11, Farmers Alley Theatre, 221 Farmers Alley, 343–2727, farmersalleytheatre.com.

Messiah Sing

First Congregational Church 345 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

The annual collaboration of the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, First Congregational Church and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, featuring a chamber orchestra of musicians and soloists and a chance to sing along or just listen, 4 p.m. Nov. 27, First Congregational Church, online viewing available, kalamazoobachfestival.org.

Jazz Combo Student Showcase

Dalton Center Recital Hall 1300 Theatre Dr., Kalamazoo, MI

5 p.m. Nov. 28, Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, wmich.edu/music/events.

Unveiling American Genius

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

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists have told about our culture, art, and history.

Within this unique long-term presentation, viewers will see abstract and contemporary works, and reflections on traditional genres of painting, such as landscapes, still-lifes, and portraiture.

ARTbreak: Masked Up – Robert Colescott and Me with Dr. Paul Solomon

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

Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century includes works of art by Kehinde Wiley, Ebony G. Patterson, and jc lenochan. Before them, before all of them, came Robert Colescott. Despite Colescott’s widespread profound influence on generations of American artists, his name is missing from survey courses on 20th-century American art. Who was Robert Colescott? What did […]

Urban Fiction Book Club

Kalamazoo Public Library: Alma Powell 1000 W. Paterson St., Kalamazoo, MI

Discussion of Jilted, by Niko Michelle, 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Alma Powell Branch, 1000 W. Paterson St.

Student Recital

Dalton Center Recital Hall 1300 Theatre Dr., Kalamazoo, MI

Featuring student composers, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, wmich.edu/music/events.

Unveiling American Genius

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

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists have told about our culture, art, and history.

Within this unique long-term presentation, viewers will see abstract and contemporary works, and reflections on traditional genres of painting, such as landscapes, still-lifes, and portraiture.

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