Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is the second-largest general fine arts museum in the state of Illinois. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), KAM temporarily closed to the public in March 2020.

KAM’s global collection of more than 10,000 works of art from 4,000 BCE to the present is available through the museum website. During the closure, we will continue to foster learning through the collection, featuring content for students, families, researchers, and the broader community on the web and social media.

When the museum reopens, we invite everyone to enjoy our galleries in person, including our reinstallation of modern and contemporary art, Art Since 1948, as well as our collections of art from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Featured in 2020 is Hive, a yearlong site-specific sculpture, light, and sound installation by Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal, two artists with distinctive practices collaborating for the first time at Krannert Art Museum. During the closure, Hivefunctions as public art which can be enjoyed from outside the museum.

When operations return to normal, KAM will be open six days per week. Admission is always free.

Long-term installations include:

• Encounters: The Arts of Africa

• European and American Art before 1950

• Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts

• Art of the Ancient Mediterranean

• Arts of Ancient Peru


For up-to-date information, please visit the museum website.


Image: Art Since 1948, installation view at Krannert Art Museum, 2019. © Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

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