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Black Arts & Cultural Center

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359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
269-349-1035 blackartskalamazoo.org

August 2019

Chocolate Milk

Thursday August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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CHOCOLATE MILK: THE DOCUMENTARY is an exploration of the racial divide in breastfeeding. Told through the narratives of three African American women: a new mother, a midwife and a WIC lactation educator, the film seeks to answer the longstanding question of why more African American women are not breastfeeding. By creating an engaging narrative centered around the challenges of breastfeeding, Chocolate Milk will spark public discussion on how communities can better support black mothers. Childcare provided Panel discussion facilitated by…

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September 2019

Western Michigan University Richmond Center for the Arts Exhibition: SPIRAL Up & Out

Wednesday September 4 - Sunday October 13
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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In 1963, the arts alliance Spiral was formed by Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff, Norman Lewis and Charles Alston to investigate their attitudes and commitments during the nationwide fight for civil rights. The group evolved and more artist joined, Emma Amos, Reginald Gammon, Richard Mayhew and Merton D. Simpson. Opening reception for Friend of the Richmond Center,sept 4,5-7 pm. Join at the door! Free parking in the Miller ramp. For more information, see wmich.edu/art/exhibition  

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Center for New Media Arus Gallery Ahead of the Curve : Sculptures from the KIA

Friday September 6 - Friday September 27
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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An Exhibition featuring sculptures from the Kalamazoo Institutes of Arts,1995-present,featuring Kalamazoo sculptors Al La Vergne. Enjoy an Art Hop reception September 6.  

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September Art Hop

Friday September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free Book Discussion

Wednesday September 18 @ 6:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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To Describe a Life: Notes from the Intersection of Art & Race Terror by Darby English. The author examines the use of art (and love) as a resource amid the wave of shootings by U.S. police of innocent black women and men. Powerful, challenging and timely, the book invites us to rethink what life in ongoing crisis is and can be and discover how art can help. With Stacey Ladbetter & Harvey Myers.  

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Kalamazoo Public Library branches Artist in Action

Monday September 23 - Friday November 22
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Watch local artist at work in celebration of Where We Stand: Black Artist in Southwest Michigan at the KIA. The KPL will feature a local artist at each library location,to create a new artwork on-site throughout the week. All of the artwork will be featured at Decembers Art Hop. Patrons will have the opportunity to interact with the artist, create art in the style of the artist, and participate in a special program facilitated by each artist. See kpl.org for…

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Darien Burrgess Alma Powell Branch

Monday September 23 - Friday September 27
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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M,W,TH,F from 3-5pm  Special program Tuesday September 24th at 5pm

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October 2019

James Palmore Eastwood Branch

Monday October 7 - Friday October 11
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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T,W,TH,F 3-5 pm Special program Monday Oct. 7th 5 pm

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Kalamazoo Valley Museum Filling in the Gaps: The Art of Murphy Darden

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 5, 2020
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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The Kalamazoo artist and cultural historian explores black cowboys, his personal experiences in Mississippi, civil rights heroes, and the African American community in Kalamazoo.

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Tanisha Pyron Washington Square

Monday October 28 - Friday November 1
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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M,T,TH,F from 3-5 pm Special program Wednesday Oct 30 at 5pm

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November 2019

2019 Quilt Exhibit

Friday November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free

Black Arts & Cultural Center will exhibit locally crafted quilts showcasing the history of African American quilting

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Black Arts & Cultural Center Quilt Exhibition

Friday November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Enjoy Michigan-made quilts that have a story about black culture and history, through the month of November.

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Black Refractions Symposium

Saturday November 9
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Dive into the scholarship behind the evolving discussion around Black arts and artists

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Al Harris Oshtemo Branch

Monday November 11 - Friday November 15
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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T,W,TH,F 3-5 pm special Program Nov 11th at 5pm

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Kalamazoo Institute of Art 5:30 reception,6:30 film

Thursday November 14 @ 5:30 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Reception and premiere of a documentary focused on art and artists in the KIA exhibition Where We Stand: Black Artists in Southwest Michigan. Reception Organized by The Black Arts and Cultural Center.  

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WMU University Center for the Humanities FREEDOM Speaker Series

Friday November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Inram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author of The Campus Movement, Stamped from the beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, and How to Be An Antiracist.

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eLLe by Shawntai Brown

Saturday November 16
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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eLLe by Shawntai Brown in collaboration with Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

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Audrey Mills Central Library

Monday November 18 - Friday November 22
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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M, T, W, F 3-5 pm Special program Thursday Nov 20th at 5pm

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December 2019

Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar

Friday December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Free

Enjoy the Pre-Kwanzaa Bazar featuring food, vendors, music, live performances, activities and a screening of the Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle” for the entire community.

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