kalamazoo institute of arts

Poetry
5:25 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

1st Poetry Festival is Large, Local, and Unique to the U.S.

Kalamazoo writer and poet Bonnie Jo Campbell
Credit Kalamazoo Poetry Festival

There must be something in the water that attracts so many writers and poets to Kalamazoo.

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Visual Art
5:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

'Inside Steinway' Photo Exhibit Lifts The Lid On Piano Production

"Wally's World." From the exhibition '"Inside Steinway" at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Christopher Payne

While next month’s Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is all about celebrating what pianos can do, it's not often that we examine what they are made of. 

The festival has partnered with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to present the photography exhibition "Inside Steinway," a series of images of the inside of the storied piano factory, shot by photographer Christopher Payne.

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Illustrator and Author
1:54 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Fantastic Rumpus: Illustrators in the vein of Maurice Sendak

From 'The Monster Who Ate My Peas' by Danny Schnitzlein. Illustration by Matt Faulkner.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is showing an exhibit called “Fantastic Rumpus” featuring more than 30 illustrators influenced by the late Maurice Sendak—the author of the popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. The exhibit is up until February 9th. 

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Photography
11:22 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Calling Michigan Home: Different views of Michigan's landscapes

By David Jones

Photos from the exhibit Calling Michigan Home will be at the upcoming Kalamazoo Institute of Arts holiday sale. The exhibit shows ten photographers’ different perspectives on Michigan’s many landscapes.

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6:10 am
Thu June 27, 2013

KIA Executive Director Jim Bridenstine to retire

Lead in text: 
Bridenstine plans to stay on until his replacement is found
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- After 23 years at the helm at one of Kalamazoo's most significant organizations, Jim Bridenstine, the executive director of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, is retiring. Bridenstine announced the move Wednesday in a press release. "It has been an incredibly satisfying experience to serve the past 23 years as the Executive Director of the KIA.

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