Past Exhibitions at the KIA


Georgia O'Keeffe, Sunflower for Maggie   Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 9 - September 13, 2009

Featuring works from Georgia O'Keeffe and her contemporaries, this exhibition represents one of the greatest collections of American Modernism.

Balthazar Korab, Georgia O'Keeffe, Abiquiu, N.M., 1965   Through the Photographer's Lens: O'Keeffe and Her Circle
May 9 - September 13, 2009

This exhibition is a companion to Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. You will meet the artists behind the paintings through photographs of O'Keeffe and her contemporaries at work and play.

John Marin, Mt. Katahdin, 1941   American Perspectives: Modernism from the Collection
April 25 - August 30, 2009

Works for this exhibition were pulled from the KIA collection and features a variety of modernist pieces.

Past Exhibition at the KIA - High School Area Show 2009   High School Area Show
March 28 -April 26, 2009

This juried exhibition showcased emerging talent in nine counties.

2009 West Michigan Area Show   2009 West Michigan Area Show
February 28 - April 26, 2009

This annual juried exhibition presented art by residents of 14 counties of Western Michigan. The juror was Larry Fink, photographer.

Young Artists Exhibition   Young Artists of Kalamazoo County
February 21 - March 22, 2009

Elementary and middle school art teachers presented student work.

Friedrich Barth, Pelikan   A Curator's Legacy: Helen Sheridan and the KIA Collection
December 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009

For nearly two decades, Helen Sheridan (1937-2008) worked with the KIA's permanent collection and exhibitions. Her vision and diligence strengthened the quality of both the collection and the exhibitions during a vital time in the KIA's history, when almost 600 works of art were added to the collection and an ambitious exhibition schedule was initiated. This exhibition highlighted works she acquired for the collection or selected for important exhibitions she organized.

Edgar Degas, Dancer in Green   Spared from the Storm: Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art
November 8, 2008 - February 8, 2009

This sweeping survey of European and American painting, drawing and sculpture included work by Tiepolo, Degas, Kandinsky, Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, Pollock, Sargent and many more. Organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art to benefit its Katrina Recovery Fund.

Norman Rockwell, He's Going to Be Taller than Dad   Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration
September 20 - December 14, 2008

Rockwell's poignant scenes illustrating health, wellness and the gentle family doctor were joined by the work of contemporary health-industry illustrators. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

James Freeman, Towers   Michigan Ceramics 2008: 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibition
September 13 - October 12, 2008

This juried exhibition presented vessels and sculpture by artists throughout the state. Organized by the Michigan Ceramic Art Association.

Marc Chagall, Nozdriov   Chagall: The Early Etchings
September 6 - October 19, 2008

With lively humor, Chagall drew upon his rural childhood experience to produce these series of prints illustrating Jean de la Fontaine's Selected Fables and Nikolai Gogol's classic Russian comedy, Dead Souls. Organized by Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions.