Spring Art Lectures at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Posted: March 29, 2012
Source: Farrell Howe
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

Join us at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for the following exciting spring art lectures! Kalamazoo Art League logo

Wednesday, April 11, 10 a.m.: The Kalamazoo Art League is proud to present a lecture on Anishinaabe Art of the Great Lakes. Guest speaker David Penney, (Ph.D., Associate Director, The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.), will lead a lively discussion on the works of Ottawa/Adawa, Chippewa/Ojibwa, and Pottawatomie artists. One of the foremost scholars of Indian art, Penney will present vibrant examples of this historical and innovative tradition. This illustrated lecture will explore the diversity of Anishinaabe art-making, from the past several centuries through the trends of today. This lecture is free for Art League members; $10 general admission; $3 students with ID from WMU, K College, KVCC or the Kirk Newman Art School. A reception following the lecture is included with admission.

Figure of St. Christopher

Figure of St. Christopher, mid 15th century, alabaster. Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Thursday, April 12, 1-3 p.m.: Art Scholars - We see glimpses into the Medieval world every day: the city's sign posts, a water tower, Henderson Castle, St. Augustine Cathedral, we see the latest Robin Hood movie and bake our cookies with King Arthur Flour. The medieval past isn't dead-- it isn't even past! Join Richard Utz, WMU Professor of English as he presents a lively look at the many ways medieval ideas live on today. Program participants will also enjoy a guided tour of Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum and light refreshments. Admission is $5 Non-members; KIA Members free. Registration is required. Please call (269) 349-7775 or stop in the KIA to register by April 9. The lecture is at 2 pm. Tours are held at 1 pm or 3 pm, please specify your tour preference upon registering. Sponsored by Friendship Village

Up Close

April 12, 19 & 26: Up Close Series Presents: Grant Wood and Stow Wengenroth - In the mid 1930s, American artists began to find inspiration in their immediate surroundings. Two artists who created iconic images of their respective regions were Grant Wood in Iowa and Stow Wengenroth in Maine. Some of their finest work was done as lithographs, a process of drawing and printing that was undergoing a revival at the time. The KIA collection includes a fine selection of lithographs by both artists as well as other Regionalist artists. In addition, program will also include a demonstration of lithographic process. This series admission is $30 KIA Members/$40 non-members. To find out more about the Up Close program and to register for a series, please click here or call (269) 349-7775.

For more exciting April events at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, visit our events calendar at www.kiarts.org.