Mary and Edwin Meader Fine Art Library

KIA Library Collections

  • Books and videos: Search the library's catalog.
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Current periodicals
  • Artist Files

    Library Hours

    11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

    Art Detectives

    The Meader Library's every-month children's event offered September through May. Click here for more information

    Book discussions

    The library hosts book discussions at 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month from September through May.

    Using the Library

    The library is open to the public for research and enjoyment. If you're a KIA member, you may borrow materials - just bring in your KIA membership/library card to get started.

    Contact the Library

    Phone: 269-349-7775, ext. 3166

  • Upcoming library events

    Art Detectives - 11:00AM
    Apr 14 - Pictures at an Exhibition
    Book Discussion - 2:00PM
    Apr 18 - The Lady and the Unicorn: A Novel by Tracy Chevalier

    To sign up, call 269-349-7775, ext. 3166, or email the library.

    New Acquisitions

    2018 encyclopedia watercolour techniques 2018 mastering handbuilding 2018 frida kahlo and her animalitos
  • The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of Watercolour Painting Techniques, With Guidance On How To Use Them by Hazel Harrison

    "Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of areas concerning watercolor."

  • Mastering Hand Building: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More by Sunshine Cobb

    "From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay."-

  • Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos Author- Monica Brown, Illustrator- John Parra

    Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor 2018
    ALA Notable Children's Book 2018
    New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017
    Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017
    Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children's Book of 2017

    "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.

    Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets "two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn "and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal."

    Be sure to check out our growing DVD collection, our circulating magazine collection, and our children's literature collection!