Upcoming Art League Programs

Kalamazoo Art League

Art League Drew Adams May 2016

Annual Meeting, Members Preview and Program
May 11, 6:30 pm
A Lively Art: Characters and Animation

Students 12 and older are invited to this program to hear DreamWorks animator Drew Adams started his career at Walt Disney Animation, later working in computer animation for ReelFX, Duncan Studio, and DreamWorks. In addition to working on Trolls (opening in November), his film credits include Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of The Guardians, The Croods, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. As part of Art League outreach, he will meet with local animation students while in Kalamazoo.Free admission includes refreshments following the meeting and program

Detroit DepARTure June 2

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Thursday, June 2
Reserve with payment by May 12 by noon

Departure: 8 am / Return: 8:30 pm
$145 for Art League members / $165 for KIA members / $195 non-members

Limited to just 26 participants, this small-bus-depARTure features an incredible private tour at the DIA with the distinguished curator of African art, Dr. Nii Quarcoopome, plus a ticket to the Dance! American Art 1830-1960 exhibit. But first our bus will stop for a private tour at the Taubman Center for Design/Creative Studies where students from graduate school down to middle school share space with Shinola Detroit in Albert Kahn's huge historic GM building (c. 1928). A delicious dinner at Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor will highlight our return to Kalamazoo.

Leaving Kalamazoo at 8 am and returning by 8:30 pm, this cozy small-bus adventure is limited to 26 participants, and will include rest stops along the way, generous snacks and beverages, tour admission fees, dinner, taxes, and tips. Click here to download the reservation form, or pick up at the KIA, and return with your check by May 12 at noon.
$145 Art League Members / $165 KIA Members / $195 Non-members

Kalamazoo Art League logo A motivated and dedicated volunteer affiliate, the Art League, actively promotes the KIA mission by sponsoring an annual lecture series that hosts experts who study, create, curate, or write about art. Art League's 2015-2016 season marks its 61st year of offering programs that create an awareness and love for the arts. In addition to the lecture series, Art League plans depARTures (day and overnight trips) to experience art in other museums and communities, plus book discussions and other initiatives reflecting members' desire to learn about visual arts.

All members of the KIA are eligible and invited to become members of the Art League (dues $40); and all members of the Art League must become members of the KIA.

Membership Benefits:
Art League Members -

  • Free admission to all lectures
  • Discount on all depARTures
  • Focus newsletters and advance notice of depARTures sign-ups

KIA Members -

  • Discount on admission to all lectures
  • Tiered discount on all depARTures