Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is the second-largest general fine arts museum in the state of Illinois, hosting 15 temporary exhibitions every year and maintaining six permanent galleries to exhibit the university’s art collection.

KAM’s collection contains over 10,000 works of art from around the globe, spanning six millennia, from ca. 4,000 BCE to the present. Significant works of art by Frans Hals, Bartolomé Estebán Murillo, John Singleton Copley, Camille Pissarro, Winslow Homer, Berthe Morisot, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Gabriele Münter, Hans Hofmann, Berenice Abbott, Yves Tanguy, Mark Rothko, Walker Evans, Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Andy Warhol, Ed Paschke, Barbara Kruger, Wosene Worke Kosrof, William Kentridge, Huan Yan, Magdalene Odundo, and Carrie Mae Weems bring a breadth of artistic styles and modes of expression to students, faculty, and visitors.

Permanent galleries include:

• Encounters: The Arts of Africa

• Bow Gallery and Trees Gallery: European and American Art before 1950

• Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts

• Art of the Ancient Mediterranean

• Arts of Ancient Peru


Admission is always free. Free group tours are available by request. 

For the full calendar of events, please visit the museum website.

Image: Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago, installation at Krannert Art Museum, 2018. © Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

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