Up Close: Exploring the Collection

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Join Associate Curator Greg Waskowsky for a chance to learn more about the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' outstanding collection. Each series will look closely at the actual works of art, learning more about how they were made, who made them, and why they are important enough to be part of the collection.

Wit and Wiles: Satirical Art in the Age of Reason (606)

Instructor: Greg Waskowsky
Conference Room 2
Thursday, October 10 - 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Members: $25, Non-Members: $45
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Art as political and social satire has a fascinating history. British artist William Hogarth created an engraving in 1726 inspired by Gulliver's Travels that ushered in a great age of artistic satire.

This class highlights works in the KIA Collection by Hogarth, Honor Daumier and other artists of the period who used satire, caricature, and distinctive drawing styles to illuminate the shortcomings of their times. Learn about the events and social climate that inspired these works and their timeless appeal and influence on later art.


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