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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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  • 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 »
  • This is a nice small museum at U of I Good quality works in all media worth visiting Temporary exhibits are worth the time and its just an enjoyable part of a big 10 university campus  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Great artwork and nice atmosphere.
  • 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.