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.

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. KAM seeks to foster learning through the collection, featuring digital content for students, families, researchers, and the broader community on the web and social media.

Featured in 2020-2021 is:

• Hive, a 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.

• Homemade with Love, More Living Room—a yearlong exhibition created with and for Black girls in the community and celebrating their lived experience through art—opens August 27, 2020.

• Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice in the 1930s US opens October 3. It features prints from the collection on issues like immigration, racial discrimination, labor unrest, poverty, and the rise of fascism and nationalism. Pressing Issues is supported by the IFPDA Foundation, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, and the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois.

• Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory (Oct 29, 2020 through Feb 21, 2021) is a retrospective exhibition that explores U of I alumna and faculty member Bea Nettles’s experimental approaches to art making. Organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Sheldon Art Galleries.

KAM’s new hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Advance reservations are now required, due to Phase IV guidelines. Admission is always free.

Long-term installations include:

·      Art Since 1948

·      Encounters: The Arts of Africa

·      European and American Art before 1950

·      Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts

·      Art of the Ancient Mediterranean

·      Arts of the Ancient Andes

For more information, please visit the museum website. To reserve a time for your visit, go to


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


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

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