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 […]

Community Conversation: A Healing Circle

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

The KIA’s third and final Community Conversation around Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century will take the form of a Healing Circle. This event will focus on exploring intergenerational healing circles as a means of recovery. This Community Conversation will provide opportunities for large and small group conversations around themes that are explored in Unmasking […]

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 […]