Past Exhibitions at the KIA


Ada Gilmore Orchids   Flowers in Art: Selections from the Collection
May 29 - September 12, 2010

In selections from the permanent collection on view in the lower level this summer, flowers are featured as a centerpiece, adornment, decorative motif or contextual element.

Chuck Close Self Portrait   On Paper: The Lincoln Center/ List Art Collection
June 19 - August 14, 2010

This unique survey of American art during the second half of the 20th century and into the present day celebrates the 50th year of the Lincoln Center/List Art Collection. Minimalism, Pop Art, Color Field, and Abstract Expressionism are among the art movements represented in this outstanding collection of prints.


Young Artists Installation
  Young Artists of Kalamazoo County
May 1 - 30, 2010

Annually, art teachers from private, public and charter schools in Kalamazoo County submit creative works produced by their students. The KIA's galleries will be filled with the most creative, colorful, whimsical art by young artists from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Michele Shelton A Moment to Remember   2010 West Michigan Area Show
April 10 - May 30, 2010

This year's West Michigan Area Show contains 108 works of art by artists from 14 counties surrounding Kalamazoo.


Francisco Goya A Way to Fly
  Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon
January 30 - May 23, 2010

In this exhibition, Francisco Goya and Frederico Castellon are represented by important print series from the KIA's permanent collection: Castellon's lithographs for Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death and Goya's etchings from Los Disparates (or The Proverbs).


Dove Woodcut
  Woodcuts in Modern China, 1937-2008: Towards a Universal Pictorial Language
January 23 - April 18, 2010

This exhibition is the first organized in the U.S. to present a comprehensive overview of the beginnings and development of the important art form of Chinese woodcuts, and features 58 Chinese woodblock prints.


2010 High School Area Show
  2010 High School Area Show
March 6 - 28, 2010

This annual juried exhibition is open to artists 18 years or younger in grades 9-12. Of the almost 400 entries submitted this year, 117 works were accepted into the exhibition by juror Karen Bondarchuk, Assistant Professor and Foundation Area Coordinator at the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University.

Warner Bros. Cartoons Bugs Bunny   The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons
December 12, 2009 - February 21, 2010

The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons was a comprehensive overview of a legendary Hollywood animation studio. Vivacious, colorful and highly enjoyable, the exhibition traced the development of Warner's cartoon stars--Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety--and gave a step-by-step breakdown of how animated films are made.

Dave Coverly Speed Bump comic Remnant   Speed Bump: The Comic World of Dave Coverly
September 5, 2009 - January 24, 2010

Original daily and Sunday cartoons were on view, along with illustrations from Sue MacDonald Had a Book, by fellow Ann Arbor resident, Jim Tobin. This exhibition was organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Joyce Latta Traditions Reflected   Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review
November 21, 2009 - January 10, 2010

This biennial exhibition featured recent work by the accomplished artists who teach in the KIA's Kirk Newman Art School.

Jacob Lawrence The Legend of John Brown #11   Embracing Diverse Voices: African-American Art in the Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
October 3 - November 29, 2009

This exhibition marked and celebrated the KIA's efforts to build and share a significant body of works by African-American artists of regional and national renown with our community.

John Cavanaugh Echo   In Search of Motion: John Cavanaugh/Sculptor 1921-1985
September 19 - November 8, 2009

John Cavanaugh created an ethereal sense of movement in his hammered-lead, aluminum, bronze, ceramic and wax sculpture. Through his innovative method of shaping metal -- hammering the outside edges of a lead sheet and working toward the center -- Cavanaugh created an energetic and dramatic figurative expression.

Recent Past Exhibitons

Past Exhibitions 2008-09

Past Exhibition List, 1960- (PDF)