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Arts Academy’s K Connections

Artist and Kalamazoo College Alumna Julie Mehretu Julie Mehretu ’92 is one of 14 new members voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Mehretu is among the most celebrated of contemporary painters in the world. She works from studios in New York City and Berlin. […]

Why Neibuhr? Why Now?

Former Kalamazoo College Visiting Professor Jeremy Sabella Several students from Visiting Instructor of Art Danny Kim‘s videography classes had the opportunity to interview Jeremy Sabella, author of the companion book  of the new documentary, “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story.” The K students asked the questions […]

Good Fortune Uncovers the Latest “Unfortunate Series”

Kalamazoo College alumnus writes for Lemony Snicket Series Thank god for moms! Without them we wouldn’t have learned about the K connection to the new (or at least new for Netflix) series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Joe Tracz ’04 is one of the writers on […]

MLK and “Our Moment”

Danez Smith Lectures at K on MLK Day What does the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.–his achievements and his ideas–mean for the present moment, what K students’ might term “our moment?” How should his spirit apply–in imagination, in word, in action–to their now and their future? […]

Van Gogh Mystery’s K Connection

Kalamazoo College Alumnus David Kessler PBS will premiere Van Gogh’s Ear on Wednesday, December 14, (check local listings) and, if you watch, see if you can find David Kessler ’70. The documentary is based on a recent book by Bernadette Murphy, which reveals much that […]

Problematic Art and Agonistic Space

Evergood Mural at Kalamazoo College Associate Professor of Art History Christine Hahn published an article, “Maintaining Problematic Art: A Case Study of Philip Evergood’s The Bridge of Life (1942) at Kalamazoo College.” The article was published in Public Art Dialogue (6:1, 116-130) on May 27, […]

Public Lecture Explores Historic Treatment of Pueblo People

Public Lecture Explores Historic Treatment of Pueblo People Nora Naranjo Morse will deliver the annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture at Kalamazoo College on Tuesday, October 11, at 8 p.m. in the Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room. The event is free and open to the public. Morse Morse is a […]

Hornet (and Bee) Artists Feted

Hornet and Bee Artists Feted The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has awarded Kalamazoo College Professor of Music Jim Turner its 2016 Award for Arts Leadership-Educator, and the Arts Council awarded Kalamazoo College Alumnus Ladislav Hanka ’75 a Community Medal of Arts. Turner, who directs […]

STORIES Wins at North by Midwest

STORIES Wins at North by Midwest EDITOR’S NOTE (May 24): “The Stories They Tell” won the Kalamazoo Film Society’s “Palm d’Mitten” Award for best local film. And the documentary won second place for best feature film at this weekend’s NxMW Film Festival in Kalamazoo! Pictured (below) […]

Intercultural Conference and Hip Hop Collective

Intercultural Conference and Hip-Hop Collective Kalamazoo College’s Intercultural Student Life group presents the “Intercultural Conference and Hip Hop Collective,” a two-day event on April 29 and 30 featuring guest speakers, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, panels, discussions and a performance featuring five Hip Hop […]