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Discussions & Lectures

Krannert Art Museum enriches the learning environment for students, faculty, families and visitors by providing opportunities to engage on important topics in the visual arts.

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January 2015

Thursday, January 29
Opening Reception | Spring 2015 Exhibitions

Members' preview and reception · 5–6 pm
Public opening reception · 6–7 pm

Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome
to join us for an evening reception to open the museum's spring season
with opening comments at 6 pm by Ginger Greg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox,
guest curators of MetaModern.

Exhibitions opening include:

  • MetaModern
  • Artists Including Me: William Wegman
  • Versions and Revisions
  • Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architectures
  • With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years

All Galleries [Map]



February 2015

Thursday, February 5 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series*
"Painting is Dead?"

Featuring painters Rico Gatson, Jason Middlebrook, and Maja Ruznic,
all included in the Figure One Gallery exhibition Painting Is Dead?
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum

Thursday, February 19 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation
"Speculative Discussion of Pragmatic Architectures"

Featuring Jeff Poss, guest curator and professor of Architecture; with Erik Hemingway, associate professor of Architecture; and School of Architecture staff members Hugh Swiatek, fabrication coordinator and Brian Vesely, lead designer at make-lite
Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court Gallery [Map]


Monday, February 23 · 7:30 pm
Film Screening and TalkBack Discussion
"Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists"

The film will be introduced by Glen Davies, adjunct assistant professor of Painting, and TalkBack discussion will feature Imagist artist Karl Wirsum and film writer John Corbett immediately following the film.
| More About the Film |
Art Theatre Co-op, 126 West Church Street, Champaign


Wednesday, February 25 · 5:30 pm
Members' Night*
"Art + Education = KAM–WAM"

Hear from the Krannert Art Museum Week at the Museum (KAM–WAM) education team and local teachers who have created in-depth, engaging museum experiences for more than 1,500 students over the past three years. Reception to follow.
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Members' Night is for museum members only; to RSVP please call Chris Schaede
(217 244 0516) or contact us by Friday, February 20. [Not a member? Learn how you can support Krannert Art Museum and participate in this and other member-exclusive events and programs.]

Thursday, February 26 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation
"MetaModern"

Featuring exhibiting artist Conrad Bakker, associate professor of Painting and Sculpture; with David Weightman, professor of Industrial Design; and Harvey Opgenorth,
MFA candidate in Studio Arts
East Gallery [Map]




March 2015

Thursday, March 5 · 5:30 pm
Artist Talk*
"Artists Including Me: William Wegman"
Featuring exhibiting artist and U of I alumnus William Wegman
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Ed Zagorski Visitors Fund
and Krannert Art Museum

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 10 & 11
Music, History, and Literature Symposium
"1915: Music, Memory, and the Great War"

Commemorating the centennial of the First World War, this project considers British, French, Canadian, and American responses to the conflict through the lens of musical performances, compositions, publications, and recordings. The two-day event will consist of scholarly papers and panel discussions supplemented by a series of carefully positioned artistic events and related performances.
See the complete schedule at www.thegreatwar.illinois.edu.
KAM Auditorium and the Hood Classroom [Map]


Thursday, March 12 · 5:30 pm
Book Talk and Exhibition Tour*
"A Novel Look at MetaModern"
Read and discuss the highly acclaimed novel The Glass Room by Simon Mawer as a way to connect with the MetaModern exhibition at Krannert Art Museum. Copies of the book are available at the Champaign Public and Urbana Free Libraries, and at the Giertz Education Center at the museum. Read the book, talk about it, then tour the exhibition with Anne Sautman, education director at KAM, and Carol Inskeep of the Urbana
Free Library.
East Gallery [Map]

*Sponsored in part by the Champaign Public Library, the Urbana Free Library, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Krannert Art Museum

Thursday through Saturday, March 12–14
Art History Symposium
"New Terrains: The Landscape Reviewed"
In the face of ecological crisis, contestation of borders, and the expansion of the digital sphere, this symposium questions the genre of landscape in order to interrogate the potency of landscape images and kinds of knowledge they produce. Organized by graduate students in Art History, the symposium will consist of an exhibition, keynote lectures, and a series of panel discussions.
See the complete schedule at www.newterrains.wordpress.com.
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Sponsored in part by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Society of Art History & Archeology, and Krannert Art Museum


April 2015

Thursday, April 2 · 5:30 pm
Artist Talk and Demonstration
"Japanese Paper: Beyond Substrate"

Featuring Lee Running, associate professor of Sculpture and Drawing
at Grinnell College, with a specialization in hand papermaking
Asian Gallery [Map]


Thursday, April 9 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series*
Featuring Lisa Erf, director and chief curator, JP Morgan Chase Art Program;
and Tom Kalin, film professor, Columbia University
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum

Thursday, April 16 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series*
Featuring artist and photographer Hank Willis Thomas
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum

Friday, April 17 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series*
"Circle: Round"

Featuring Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, professor in Metals, State University of New York,
New Paltz
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum


May 2015

Friday, May 8 · 12 pm
Spring Luncheon and Lecture*
Public invited; reservations required. For more information
please contact Chris Schaede by calling 217 244 0516 or contact us.
Champaign Country Club

*Sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum Council


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