KIA presents performance, film, and lectures for Black History Month

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has a great lineup of guests and programs for Black History Month. Among the offerings are filmmakers, artists, performers, and curators.

Unless noted as free, events are included with $5 admission ($2 for students, free for KIA members and youth 12 and under

Featured Special Guests

Nii Quarcoopome 2016

Thursday, February 25, 6:30 pm

Royal Gold: Art, Power, and Politics

Dr. Nii Quarcoopome, Curator of African Art at both the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will discuss the royal art of the Asante Kingdom, one of ten states in present-day Ghana, and discuss the significant role gold has planed in Asante history, culture, and economy. The evening will include a reception, and a special presentation of brass and bronze goldweights from the KIA collection.

Museum and program admission the last week of February is free.

KIA Regular Programs

Richard Hunt 2016 Tami Miller


Tuesday, February 16, noon
Establishing a Second Space: Richard Hunt and Michigan

Tami Miller, Director of Art and Education at the Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan, will discuss the work of this world-renowned sculptor based in both Chicago and Benton Harbor. FREE.

Morrison Altar

Get the Picture Gallery Talk

Thursday, February 18, noon
Keith Morrison's Altar

This Jamaican-born artist has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian. Included with admission.