Art, Activism, and AIDS: In-Gallery Visit with Jordan Eagles

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

Artist Jordan Eagles will be in the KIA galleries for two special 90-minute sessions at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eagles uses animal and human blood in his artworks to explore themes of life, death, spirituality, equality, and politics related to the human body. In works like American Carnage 6/4-11, currently on view in Unmasking […]

Art Hop: Community Response Performance

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

Visit during the December Art Hop and we will “give the gift of art” — in the form of new compositions created by Kalamazoo-based musicians and performers. The KIA has partnered with Yolonda Lavender to curate an evening of creative performances inspired by Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century. Lavender is a singer/songwriter, as well […]

ARTbreak: Unmasking Masculinity Catalog Launch

Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual celebration of the Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century catalog. Catalog contributors Maurice Wallace, Jeff Chang, and Anuradha Vikram will join curators Rehema Barber and Larry Ossei-Mensah for a lively conversation about the ways in which we define masculinity in the 21st century. Watch this program live on the Kalamazoo […]

Art Detectives: Paper Planes

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

Two friends enjoy making paper airplanes together and feel unable to keep creating when a move separates them. Arty Mouse will learn how they get their creative spark back. We will make paper airplanes inspired by two artworks in the galleries. Then we’ll have a flying test — whose paper plane can fly the farthest? […]

ARTbreak: Live Salon

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

In the spirit of Faisal Abdu’Allah’s work in Unmasking Masculinity, the KIA has invited local stylists to participate in a Live Salon. A local barber will speak about the role that barbershops play in the community and invite a member of the audience to chat while having a haircut. Reserve Your In-person Ticket

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Al Weiwei

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

Ai Weiwei’s sculptures and installations have been viewed by millions around the globe. His architectural achievements include helping to design the iconic Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing. His political activism made him a target of the Chinese authorities, which culminated in months of secret detention without charge in 2011. Here, Weiwei explores the origins […]