See Treasures from Kalamazoo Collections

Opens November 17

Posted: November 9, 2012
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

Shiro Kasamatsu In the Woods 1955 woodblock print. Collection of Mike Keenan.

Shiro Kasamatsu, In the Woods, 1955, woodblock print. Collection of J. Michael Keenan.

Kalamazoo has a proud history of being a community invested in the arts. Among its cultural riches are the works of art to be found in local private collections. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts visited 30 private collections (only a portion of the many collections in the area) to cull together Treasures from Kalamazoo Collections, opening on Saturday, November 17. The works of art - from a broad range of cultures, time periods, and artistic styles - often reflect the interests and personalities of those who collected them.

Treasures reflects the range and diversity of local collections. Other cultures are represented by objects of African, East Asian, and Native American origin. Fine examples of decorative arts include objects by Tiffany, Gallé and Chihuly. Paintings by Frederick Schafer and Charles Russell represent 19th-century American art, while the 20th century is signified with works by Red Grooms, Elizabeth Catlett, Jim Dine, James Rosenquist and Robert Rauschenberg. Other works are by European artists--Giovanni Piranesi, Francoise Gilot and László Moholy-Nagy. Kalamazoo region's talented artistic community is represented with works by Bernard Palchick, Stephen Hansen, Kate Demke and Barbara Buysse.

Although Treasures from Kalamazoo Collections represents a small portion of the many fine works of art in private hands, the KIA is pleased to present this snapshot of local collections. Purchasing and caring for works of art is both a passion and commitment. this exhibition recognizes--and applauds--those who make fine works of art part of their everyday lives.

Learn more about the works in this exhibition by participating in a free public tour! Click here for the schedule.

For more information visit our website or call (269) 349-7775.

Treasures from Kalamazoo Collections is sponsored by Greenleaf Trust