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Framing Moments Exhibition

Friday, February 5, 2021 - May 16, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 South Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 349-7775
Cost: $5.00
Contact & More Info
Contact: Maya Mokrzan
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (269) 349-7775

Framing Moments will explore what it means to make and collect photography. Guest Curator Dr. Deborah Willis, culled from the Kalamazoo institute of Arts distinctive photography collection, ranging from the mid-19th century to the 20th century, extending to the 21st century, this presentation will explore how photographers create images that reserve moments, people, and places.  Over the last 60 years, KIA curators attempted to build a unique collection based on the aesthetic, political, and everyday moments of their time.  Photographers such as Ansel Adams, Dawoud Bey, Matthew Brady, Sheila Pree Bright, Barbara Crane, Imogen Cunningham, Walker Evans, Dorethea Lange, Danny Lyon, Barbara Morgan, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, P.H. Polk, Diego Rivera, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, James VanDerZee, Edward Weston, Minor White, Garry Winogrand, Ernest Withers, Marion Post Walcott, among many others. This seminal exhibition will feature approximately 125 photographs that juxtapose international and regional photographers who captured topographic images of iconic buildings, explored modern photographic aesthetics, and documented pivotal moments of social change and conflict, revealing everyday life.

The Galleries and Gallery Shop are currently open Friday and Saturday 11am to 5pm.   Check out the Kirk Newman Art School which has a full complement of in-person and on-line classes for all ages.   Visit www.kiarts.org for more information and updated hours and safety protocols.