Lectures & Discussions

August 2014

Thursday, August 28· 5–7 pm
Public Opening Reception | Fall 2014 Exhibitions
Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome
to join us for an evening reception to open the museum's fall exhibitions:

  • Goya’s War: Los Desastres de la Guerra
  • La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I
  • After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars
  • With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years
  • School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition.

All Galleries [Map]



September 2014

Thursday, September 4 · 6–8 pm
"The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects"
Opening event and reception for the cross-campus initiative
commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I
Gelvin Noel Annex and Link Gallery [Map]


Monday, September 15 · 5:30 pm CANCELED
Art + Design Visitors Series Lecture | "A People's Art History of the United States"
Featuring Nicholas Lampert
KAM Auditorium [Map]


Wednesday, September 17 · 5:30 pm
Members' Night* | "Goya and War"
Featuring Robert G. La France, director of the David Owsley Museum of Art
at Ball State University and guest curator of Goya's War: Los Desastres de la Guerra
Francisco Goya’s series, Disasters of War, not only comments upon the Napoleonic Wars (1808-1814) of his day, but have also been interpreted as universal representations of the horror of all wars. This talk examines the technique and chronology of Goya’s images and their power as precedents for war photography and as inspiration for modern and contemporary artists.
KAM Auditorium [Map]

*Members' Night is for museum members only; to RSVP please call Chris Schaede (217 244 0516) or contact us by Friday, September 12. [Not a member? Learn how you can support Krannert Art Museum and participate in this and other member-exclusive events and programs.]


Monday, September 22 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Visitors Series Lecture | "Lucky Pierre: Drinks Will Be Served"
Featuring Lucky Pierre | Michael Thomas (co-founder) and Kevin Kaempf
107 Art + Design


Thursday, September 25 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series | "Reverse Archeology, the Creation of Decay,
and Other Uncanny Transformations"

Featuring Valerie Hegarty
KAM Auditorium [Map]


Monday, September 29 · 5 pm
Lecture | "En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I"
Featuring Teri Edelstein, Museum Strategies, Chicago
KAM Auditorium [Map]



October 2014

Wednesday, October 1 · 5:30 pm
Scholar Lecture | "The French Poster and World War I"
Featuring Ségolène Le Men, professor at the Université Paris Ouest
Nanterre-La Défense
KAM Auditorium [Map]


Thursday, October 2 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation | "The Creative Print Movement in Japan"
With Anne Burkus-Chasson, guest curator of With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years and associate professor of Art History; Emmy Lingscheit, assistant professor in Printmaking; and Robert Tierney, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative and World Literatures
Asian Gallery [Map]


Friday, October 3 · 12 pm
Fall Luncheon and Lecture* | "The Art of Creating What Has Never Been"
Featuring Ed Feser, Dean of the College of Fine + Applied Arts
Champaign Country Club

*Advance registration and payment are required. Please call 217 244 0516 or email kam@illinois.edu for more information.
Sponsored in part by Krannert Art Museum Council


Thursday, October 9 · 5:30 pm
African Gallery Community Forum II | "Blackness, Gender, and
Contemporary African Dance"

Gallery Conversation featuring C. Kemal Nance, lecturer in Dance; with Anne Lutomia, doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership; Erik McDuffie, associate professor in African American Studies; Sam Smith, engagement director of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; Rory James, director, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center; and Allyson Purpura, Curator of African Art
African Gallery and Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, October 9 · 7 pm
Art + Design Visitors Series Lecture | "An Unsettled Procession"
Featuring Jeffrey Clancy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
221 Art East Annex Studio One | Architecture Annex


Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11 · 9 am–5 pm
Art + Design Workshop | "Tavern Mugs to Teaspoons: Basics of Pewter Smithing "
221 Art East Annex Studio One | Architecture Annex
For more information on this hands-on workshop, contact Prof. Billie Jean Theide.


Tuesday, October 14 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series | "Kevin Haas: Untitled Landscape"
Featuring Kevin Haas, Washington State University
KAM Auditorium [Map]


Thursday, October 16 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Visitors Series Lecture | "Electronic Hallucinations"
Featuring Coriana Close, University of Memphis
KAM Auditorium [Map]



November 2014

Tuesday, November 4 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series | "E(CO)nvoys of Life. A(RT)gents of Change"
Featuring Linda Weintraub, Artnow Publications
KAM Auditorium [Map]


Tuesday, November 11 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Agency Series | "The Work and Pedagogy of Luis Camnitzer"
Featuring Luis Camnitzer
KAM Auditorium [Map]


Tuesday, November 18 · 12:30 pm  CANCELED
Art + Design Agency Series | "Interview with a Wolf"
Featuring Barry Lopez, author, essayist, and fiction writer;
and Deke Weaver, associate professor in New Media
KAM Auditorium [Map]





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