September 18, 2024
7:00 pm | KIA Auditorium

Richard Phillips: Strokes of Freedom

Before being exonerated, Richard Phillips spent 46 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He found temporary escape by immersing himself in art, eventually creating over 400 paintings. Enjoy a reception with the artist following his talk. Find full details HERE.



2024-25 Annual Membership Campaign Underway

Members’ dues make Art League’s outstanding speaker series possible!

A diverse group of artists, historians, scholars and authors will share unique perspectives and enrich your appreciation for the importance and power of art in our lives. Admission to programs is always free for Art League members.

Current members should have received a renewal form in the mail recently. Not a member yet? Join us! Visit the membership page where you can join or renew online today.


October 10, 2024 depARTure Tour
Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within

at the Cranbrook Art Museum

RSVP due by September 6, Limited to 40 guests

Don’t miss this great trip– reserve your seat today.  Join us for a staff led tour of Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within as well a chance to explore the museum and grounds. Find complete details here.

​Become a member of the Kalamazoo Art League

Find details on our six exciting 2024-25 speakers HERE. Members’ dues support this great series of lectures. And free admission to lectures and receptions makes membership a great value!

Check out our 2023-24 speakers and enjoy- or revisit- their recorded programs.

ART LEAGUE is a motivated and dedicated volunteer organization founded to organize annual lecture series at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Annual dues (valid July 1st thru the next June 30th) are $45.

Since 1955, lecturers have been selected from across the US from the forefront of experts who create, curate, study, or write about art. Art League programs promote understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts for its members, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and our community.

Check out what our past lecturers have been doing since they spoke to Art League!

October 9, 2019

Crime Scene Conservation: Preserving the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

March 12, 2019

Creating the Voice of a Community

April 10, 2019

The Face of Greatness: Abraham Lincoln in Art and Photographs