Current Exhibitions at the KIA
|Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line
September 15 - January 6, 2019
Essenhigh is known for her experiments with enamel paint, traditional oils, and printmaking in her fantastical images of the everyday, both urban and rural. Essenhigh s large-format paintings are filled with otherworldly expression; ghosts and gods, monsters and maenads carry Essenhigh's portrayal of the 21st-century human from her brush into the viewer's imagination.
|The Way Forward: New Acquisitions at the KIA
July 28 - December 2
This diverse selection of 80+ works acquired over the last four years reveals our eagerness to enrich one of the community's most treasured assets -- our art collection. In pursuit of our vision to bring the visual arts to everyone, we work to make evident that innovation, intelligence, talent, and beauty exist within and emerges from people representing every walk of life. We seek and acquire new works to expand not just our holdings, but our understanding and appreciation of the culture of the American experience, along with global perspectives of life from around the world. The show includes paintings, photography, collage and mixed media works, drawings, prints and multiples, and ceramics. The first phase of the exhibition will open in the Groos and Markin galleries on July 28, and an international group of artists will be featured in the Joy Light East Asian Gallery beginning August 25.
|Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function
June 23 - October 14, 2018
An exhibition drawn from the extensive glass collection at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. The exhibition surveys important artists and works made from the mid-1960s to the present. The exhibition will examine both functional glass objects and pure sculptural forms, that have often taken cues from other fine arts media and movements in the U.S. and internationally. Among the 56 artists represented are glass giants Harvey Littleton (shown), Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Ann Robinson, and Kate Vogel. The exhibition has been curated by Don Desmett, independent curator and critic, with art on loan from the Collection of the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.