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Michigan OLLIs Collaborate: OLLI at Western Michigan University provides a reimagining of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts permanent collection
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Entitled “Unveiling American Genius,” it illuminates the ingenuity that springs from all corners of American society. Honoring KIA’s ongoing commitment to an ever more diverse and more inclusive representation of American artists in its holdings, it features key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx, and other artists have told about our culture, our art, and our history. The presentation shows abstract and contemporary works as well as traditional genres of painting such as landscapes, still life, and portraits. The KIA opened in 1924 as a nonprofit organization and now owns nearly 5,000 fine artworks. It includes 10 galleries, the Kirk Newman Art School, and the KIA Gallery Shop.