In partnership with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

In partnership with the upcoming Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Unveiling American Genius exhibit, local musicians have created short recorded works in response to selected artwork.

Each musician was invited to browse the collection and choose two works that resonated with them. The short 1-to-2-minute compositions are available for listening below – and follow the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on Facebook for information on when the full exhibit will be open!

Project Playlist

American Woman: Columbia by - Music by Rufus Ferguson

American Woman: Columbia
Tylonn Sawyer

Music by Rufus Ferguson

The Square Root of Paradise by - Music by Helen Yee

The Square Root of Paradise
Miriam Schapiro

Music by Helen Yee

In May by - Music by Elden Kelly

In May
Alfred Juergens

Music by Elden Kelly

Smiling Figure by - Music by Ashley Daneman

Smiling Figure
Unknown

Music by Ashley Daneman

The Spectators by - Music by Jordan Hamilton

The Spectators
Hughie Lee-Smith

Music by Jordan Hamilton

Egyptian Blue Jazz Bowl with Flared Rim by - Music by Laurie Jarski

Egyptian Blue Jazz Bowl with Flared Rim
Viktor Schreckengost

Music by Laurie Jarski

Displaced People by - Music by Monica Washington Padula

Displaced People
Ulysses Marshall

Music by Monica Washington Padula

Salt Bowl by - Music by Elizabeth Start

Salt Bowl
Maria Scott

Music by Elizabeth Start

Husking Corn at Dusk by - Music by Rufus Ferguson

Husking Corn at Dusk
Mathias Alten

Music by Rufus Ferguson

Tanoura by - Music by Helen Yee

Tanoura
Ibrahim Said

Music by Helen Yee

Untitled Abstraction by - Music by Elden Kelly

Untitled Abstraction
Helen Fischer

Music by Elden Kelly

Sleeping Woman by - Music by Ashley Daneman

Sleeping Woman
Richard Diebenkorn

Music by Ashley Daneman

Untitled (Couple) by - Music by Jordan Hamilton

Untitled (Couple)
Charles Henry Alston

Music by Jordan Hamilton

Untitled by - Music by Laurie Jarski

Untitled
Olga Albizu

Music by Laurie Jarski

Untitled (Mother of Twins) by - Music by Monica Washington Padula

Untitled (Mother of Twins)
Lamidi Olonade Fakeye

Music by Monica Washington Padula

Hoku by - Music by Elizabeth Start

Hoku
Deborah Butterfield

Music by Elizabeth Start

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