About the KIA


KIA South Street EntranceThe Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes, exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in West Michigan.

Annual Report 2014-15.

Board of Directors. Our elected and appointed board members who oversee and support the activities at the KIA.

Business Partnerships. Partnering with the KIA is a sound business practice that can yield a variety of marketing and community investment benefits.

Directory. Contact the KIA's staff members.

Employment Opportunities. Become one of the numerous individuals who work every day to enrich the lives of others through the visual arts.

Internships. Join the KIA team for real-life work experiences and school credit.

Events & Programs. You'll find many ways to engage with art-plus a chance to enjoy the company of others who share your interest.

Exhibitions. Each year 10 to 15 changing exhibitions feature art of many styles and periods. Our permanent collection includes American painting, European and American prints and photographs, and pre-Columbian gold.

Facility Rental. The KIA is a unique setting for your special event.

Follow Us. Follow the KIA on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to receive our emails.

Gallery Shop. Our shop is open six days a week, offering accessories, home decor, gifts, and so much more. Unique items, great gifts, great service!

History. Learn more about the history of the KIA. View our Quadrennial Report.

Kirk Newman Art School. Nearly 3,000 students of all ages enjoy art classes in 2-D and 3-D media, visiting artist workshops, international travel and more.

Mary and Edwin Meader Fine Arts Library. Open to the public for research and enjoyment, featuring a variety of books, magazines, newspapers and digital resources.

Memberships. Receive discounts and special privileges as a member of the KIA.

Volunteer. Volunteers make a huge impact on our ability to provide all of our programs and services -- and it's fun! Enjoy helping us put on outstanding lectures, fun parties, exhibition openings, and our annual holiday art sale and arts fair.