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

    The library will be closed to the public Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29, and Saturday August 31. The library will reopen at 11 a.m. Tuesday September 3.

    Book Discussions

    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

    Email
    Phone: 269-349-7775, ext. 3166

    Donations

    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 responsibility of the donor 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
    • Textbooks
    • Magazines
    • Cassettes
    • 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 library@kiarts.org to set up an appointment.

  • New Acquisitions

    Fake Like Me Cover Exploring Hyperrealism Cover Trenton Doyle Hancock Cover

  • Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland "A young painter tracks the mysterious life and death of her role model in this haunting work of literary suspense. A dark, glamorous, and addictive story of good intentions gone awry, from the critically acclaimed author of I'll Eat When I'm Dead."

  • Exploring Hyperrealism: Drawing and Painting Techniques by Marti Cormand "This original work introduces readers to the drawing and painting techniques in the hyperrealist movement, a style applied to painting whose techniques aspire to photographic exactitude in drawing. The book includes references to contemporary artists who have used each of the techniques described, curiosities in the world of art and other tricks of the trade."

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock: Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass by Denise Markonish "Trenton Doyle Hancock has transformed his childhood love of comic books, toys, and superhero culture into his own creation myth. That mythology and the fascinating, multimedia iterations that it has sparked are told in this captivating and revealing book. Accompanied by images of his paintings, drawings, and installations alongside pictures of his own vast toy and pop culture collections as well as pages from his forthcoming graphic novel, the artist traces the birth of the Mounds and Vegans--the plants and mutants that are forever at war--through which he explores good, evil, authority, race, moral relativism, and religion. Hancock takes readers inside his largest exhibition yet at MASS MoCA--a multi-media work that blends sculpture, painting, and installations to bring the Mounds' world to life"

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