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Krannert Art Museum, Champaign

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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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  • It is very good place. It is a very nice place. The staff is very nice here. The place is small. It not like the art place in Chicago.  more »
  • My daughter had a week-long class there with their own art exhibit at the end of the week. Afterwards we were able to walk through the entire place, taking pictures and learning about all the differen...  more »
  • I had a day here with a class about Ancient Greek sport. We had a chance to look at thousands years old collections. It was amazing. It's a place to take your kids to. They do not have a big collectio...  more »
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  • Security guards followed around the entire time, even spoke in their head sets stating me and my friends every move as we were walking around the museum (example, as we were going down the stairs, they stated "they are going down the stairs" then another security guard stared as us as we walked down the stairs.) Made us feel extremely uncomfortable, just trying to look at the art in peace without eyes constantly staring and following our every move.
  • Gorgeous Museum! Petals and Paintings 2017 was a blast.
  • Wonderful place for the arts
  • quite place to go to rest and good for taking classes
  • Lots of great artwork on display here. Staff is there whenever you need them.