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
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
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.
Get the Picture Gallery Talk
Thursday, February 18, noon
Keith Morrison's Altar