The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Responds

In accordance with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's "shelter in place" request on March 24, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is closed until April 13.

To our KIA community during our temporary closure

We are all working diligently to contain the spread of coronavirus. In line with Michigan's new shelter-in-place directive, and to protect our team and our community, we are extending our temporary closure until April 13. Our exhibitions, programs, spring classes and spring break art camp are cancelled.

Please visit this page again for the most current information, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (coming back soon!) to see how we are bringing you "art beyond the walls" during these challenging days.

We at the KIA are always grateful for your support and engagement, and that gratitude has become paramount for us now, thank you for your generosity. If you'd like to continue to support the museum and the Kirk Newman Art School, your kindness is greatly appreciated now more than ever.

If you registered for a spring class or camp, we hope you will consider supporting our efforts and accept credit toward a future class, redeemed by April 2021. You will receive an automatic credit unless you send a request by April 16, 2020 to barbs@kiarts.org. Please note refunds may take more than 21 days as our team is working remotely.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon. We'd also love to stay in touch with you via email, please click to sign up for KIA emails and be in touch on social media:


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