Mary and Edwin Meader Fine Art Library
KIA Library Collections
Summer Library Hours (May - July)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursdays
The library hosts book discussions at 2 pm 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
The Meader Fine Arts Library accepts donations of art and art history related items.
In accepting a donation of materials, the library reserves the right to decide whether items should be added to the collection. If donated books and other materials are not added to the collection, these items will be sold on our book sale cart.
The library cannot assess the value of a donation. There is a donation form that can be completed for your records. It is the donor s responsibility to determine the value of the donation or use an independent appraiser to do it for them.
We do not accept:
- Anything damaged, or in poor physical condition
- Anything damp, dirty, or moldy
- VHS Tapes
Due to space limitations we cannot accept more than 2 paper grocery bags (or similar-size boxes) of donated items per person per day. If you are interested in donating more than that to the library please call 269-349-7775 ext. 3166 or email email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Bringing together examples from across Asawa's full and extraordinary career, this expansive volume serves as an unprecedented reorientation of her sculptures within the historical context of 20th-century art. In particular, it includes careful consideration of Asawa's advocacy for arts education in public schools, while simultaneously focusing on her vital --and long under-recognized-- contributions to the field of sculpture."
In these pages, El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals for the Seagram Building in New York is blended with the story of a hospital in which a prostitute walks the halls while the narrator's husband receives chemotherapy. Alfred de Dreux visits Gericault's workshop; Gustave Courbet's devilish seascapes incite viewers "to have sex, or to eat an apple"; Picasso organizes a cruel banquet in Rousseau's honor . . . All of these fascinating episodes in art history interact with the narrator's life in Buenos Aires- her family and work; her loves and losses; her infatuations and disappointments. The effect is of a character refracted by environment, composed by the canvases she studies."
Be sure to check out our growing DVD collection, our circulating magazine collection, and our children's literature collection!