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Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Venue Type: Museum

Neighborhood:
other (outside main areas)



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© Courtesy of Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
August 29th - December 23rd Goya's War: Los Desastres de la Guerra
Francisco de Goya
 
August 29th - December 23rd La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Adolphe Willette
 
August 29th - December 23rd After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars
Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Leon Golub, George Grosz, Ellsworth Kelly, Jack Levine, Henry Moore, Jacques Villo
 
August 29th - December 23rd With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years
 
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.kam.uiuc.edu
EMAIL:  
kam@illinois.edu
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday–Saturday, 9–5 pm, Thursday, 9 am–9 pm, Sunday, 2–5 pm
PHONE:  
(217) 333-1861
FAX:  
(217) 333-0883
COST:  
Free
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DESCRIPTION

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion is a catalyst in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the extended community to support interdisciplinary collaboration and the synthesis of knowledge for the benefit of current and future generations. The museum is a cultural destination and a virtual presence that strives to enrich the human experience by inviting visitors to make connections through the visual arts between the past and present, between what is understood and what is unknown.

The museum fulfills its mission by:

  • acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, researching, and interpreting its collection of art from world cultures from ancient times to present day;

 

  • exhibiting diverse and contemporary artists, embracing new media and technologies, and supporting emerging artists and the creative process;
  • actively engaging a diverse range of audiences, including students, faculty, and local and broader communities; and
  • programming activities that encourage and inspire lifelong learning, contemplation, and a passion for understanding.
  • Krannert Art Museum, located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a unit within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, opened its doors in 1961, establishing a permanent home for the University's existing collection of fine art.

In 1988 a new wing was dedicated, the Kinkead Pavilion, nearly doubling the building's size to 48,000 square feet and making Krannert Art Museum the second largest art museum in the state of Illinois.

A significant part of the Museum's permanent collection of 9,000 works of art is displayed in ten galleries, ranging from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary photographs.

A significant part of the Museum's permanent collection of 9,000 works of art is displayed in ten galleries, ranging from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary photographs.

In addition, the Museum presents 12-15 changing exhibitions each year, bringing works of art from other museums and collections, both nationally and internationally, to the community.

Educating the public about a range of art from all periods, and providing an instructional laboratory for students and instructors, continue to drive the Museum's collection vision.

The Museum was designed by architect Ambrose Richardson in a style reminiscent of the late work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. An addition to the Museum was completed in 1988. This addition, the Kinkead Pavilion, was the creation of architect Larry Booth and Associates. The building incorporates neo-Egyptian decorative elements in an overall post-Modernist design.

Krannert Art Museum serves a wide and varied audience - including the faculty, staff and students of the University of Illinois, the Urbana and Champaign communities, and the people of Central Illinois. Partnerships and collaborations with schools, community groups, campus units and individuals allow the Museum staff and programs to serve, engage and involve this wide audience of over 132,000 visitors annually.


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