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KAM-Krannert Art Museum, Champaign

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
The Krannert Art Museum is a museum of art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, USA. It has 48000sqft of space devoted to all periods of art, from ancient Egyptian to contemporary photography. Its collection of more than 10,000 objects includes specializations in 20th-century art, Asian art, and pre-Columbian art, particularly works from the Andes. In 2012, the Krannert Art Museum opened a newly redesigned gallery of African Art entitled Encounters: The Arts of Africa. In addition to permanent exhibitions, the museum often features 12 to 15 challenging exhibitions each year from travelling national and international museum collections as well as exhibitions of professional artists, faculty and student work.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 art decorative elements in an overall post-Modernist design. The museum has over 132,000 visitors annually and supports scholarship through the Fred and Donna Giertz Education Center.Major collections of the Museum include The Trees Collection of European and American Painting, Moore Collection of European and American Decorative Arts, The Olsen Collection of pre-Columbian Art, and examples of 20th-century Art.
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  • Filled with everything from ancient Egyptian to contemporary photography. Plus a gallery of African Art. Very interesting and worth a visit. Depending on what kind of art you like your visit could tak...  read more »
  • Although currently not all of the interesting museum rooms are accessible, but all kinds of treasures, which is worth to see find themselves in the architecturally interesting buildings. The collection of 19th-century art is impressive (there's even a Gustave Courbet, what is not exactly common in the United States). Modernism was unfortunately not accessible, because it is just rebuilt. For an interesting – highly political-(zweisprachige) shows for a few months exhibition, which was drawn up by an on-board country collective over El Salvador, a country that for many years by civil war and violence - ravaged and has given rise to so many interesting artistic works. Attention the Museum maintains the arts of continents outside Europe, particularly Africa again enters the look. It's worth a visit.
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  • Definitely worth a visit - the Taft sculptures are intense and there's a variety of art from around the world and throughout the centuries. 
  • Lots of great artwork on display here. Staff is there whenever you need them.
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