Current Exhibitions at the KIA

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Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist
June 17 - September 10, 2017
Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is one of the country's most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. For nearly half a century, she has explored her own hybrid cultural identity through her art and life. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.



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Impressions: Printmaking in Japan
April 1 - July 23

Traditional Japanese woodblock prints fascinated Western artists in the late 19th century. The sense of space, color and pattern and the glimpse of a distant time and place shown in these prints continue to captivate audiences today. Works from the KIA collection demonstrate the shift from traditional processes and imagery through the developments leading to Japanese printmaking of today.

This exhibition is supported by the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.




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Pressed for Time: History of Printmaking
March 18 - July 2, 2017
A historical survey of the four major processes of printmaking in the Western world. Beginning with a 15th-century woodcut by Michael Wolgemut and continuing through to the 21st century. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Jane Hammond, Yvonne Jacquette, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol.
The exhibition has been organized by the Flint Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.



West Michigan Area Show 2017
West Michigan Area Show 2017
March 4 - May 28, 2017

This annual exhibition showcases the work of artists from 14 Michigan counties. This year's juror is Fiona Ragheb, a curator with more than 20 years experience, with advanced degrees in art history and architecture, and a career that includes work at the Walker Art Center, the Simon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Broad Art Foundation. She will select work to be awarded more than $5,000 in prizes. Submission deadline is January 23. The KIA will announce award winners, including a $1,000 grand prize, on Friday, March 3, at an opening reception for the exhibition.

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