Lectures and Discussions at Krannert Art Museum

Discussions & Lectures | Fall 2016

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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September 2016

Thursday, September 15 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation | Crossings and Borderlands

Featuring Faranak Miraftab, professor of Urban and Regional Planning; Ellen Moodie, director of graduate studies and associate professor of Anthropology; and Junaid Rana, associate professor of Asian American Studies; moderated by Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Terri Weissman, associate professor of Art History

This gallery conversation is part of the exhibition Borderland Collective: Northern Triangle, which furthers the ongoing discussion on immigration, borders, identity, and art.
Location: KAM Main Level, Contemporary Gallery | Map

Northern Triangle is a traveling exhibition organized by Blue Star Contemporary and conceived and curated by Borderland Collective. Exhibition support provided by the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture and Creative Development.

Thursday, September 15 · 5:30 pm
Ed Zagorski Visitors Series Lecture | Paul Hatch

"A Talk on the Recent Movement to Support Local Manufacturing"
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the Ed Zagorski Visitors Series and the School of Art and Design Visitors Committee

Thursday, September 29 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Visitors Series Lecture | Keetra Dean Dixon

"Always Beginning"
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts and the School of Art and Design Visitors Committee

Thursday, September 29 · 7 pm
Taboo Talks - Borderlands: Resisting ICE in the Midwest

Under President Obama’s administration there has been a disturbing increase in the deportation of immigrants, especially those from Central America and Mexico.

Champaign, as the second largest immigrant city in Illinois after Chicago, has an immigrant population that is greatly affected by punitive immigration policies implemented by ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement).

Join us for an open forum in which community organizers, leaders, and activists will speak about the ways in which their respective communities are affected by, and directly resisting ICE.

Panelists include: Dr. Brian Dolinar, Jesse Hoyt, Lucia Maldonado and Cristina Lucio
Location: KAM Main Level, Contemporary Gallery | Map

This talk is hosted by Anthropology Leaders, a team of undergraduate ambassadors for anthropology on campus. The group's "Taboo Talk" series has focused on contentious issues of racism, migration, identity and justice. The event is supported by Department of Anthropology in cooperation with Krannert Art Museum.

Friday, September 30 · 12 noon
KAM Council Lecture & Luncheon | "School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition: An Insider's View"

Location: Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect St., Champaign

Enjoy a delicious catered lunch at the Champaign Country Club with fellow art enthusiasts from the Krannert Art Museum Council. The presentation titled "School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition: An Insider's View" will feature Patrick Hammie, Associate Professor of Painting and Sculpture; Laurie Hogin, Professor of Painting and Sculpture; and Emmy Lingscheit, Assistant Professor of Printmaking.

Reservations and advance payment are required for this special event. For more information, please call Chris Schaede, Office Manager at KAM: 217-244-0516 or email the museum at kam@illinois.edu.


October 2016

Wednesday, October 5 · 6–8 pm
Borderland Collective Artist Residency | Timeline Workshop

Timeline Workshop includes dinner and discussion at La Casa Cultural Latina. At the workshop, members of Borderland Collective—Jason Reed, Erina Duganne, and Mark Mejivar—will talk about remembrance, historical and contemporary connections, and the ways communities build knowledge and understanding.
Location: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 N. Nevada St., Urbana


Thursday, October 6 · 12 noon
Borderland Collective Artist Residency | Lunch on Us

Have lunch at La Casa Cultural Latina with Adriana Corral, member of Borderland Collective. Corral is an award-winning artist whose installations, performances, and sculpture delve into themes of injustice, loss, and memory. Meet the artist and learn more about her work.
Location: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 N. Nevada St., Urbana


Thursday, October 6 · 5:30 pm
Borderland Collective Artist Residency | Artist Talk

Presented as part of the Borderland Collective: Northern Triangle exhibition, this Artist Talk features Collective members Jason Reed, Erina Duganne, Mark Menjivar, and Adriana Corral. Meet the artists and hear their thoughts about issues surrounding immigration, borders, art and cultural perception. The event is free and open to the public.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Northern Triangle is a traveling exhibition organized by Blue Star Contemporary and conceived and curated by Borderland Collective. Exhibition support provided by the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture and Creative Development.

Event at KAM sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Art and Design Visitors Committee, and La Casa Cultural Latina. Borderland Collective artist residency and related programming are paid in part by the Student Cultural Program Fee.


Friday, October 7 · 12–5 pm
Borderland Collective Artist Residency | Migration Stories, a project of Borderland Collective artist Mark Menjivar

Migration Stories is an oral history project focusing on personal narratives of how we arrived to where we are now. We believe that where we came from and how we arrived to where we are now is important. Not just for our individual lives, but for our communal lives as well.

Stories can open a door to empathy and move us to action. We each have a migration story—some are just more recent than others. Following a workshop with students exploring the historical, practical, and philosophical elements of oral histories and how they are used within the visual arts, Menjivar and the participating students will work together in a public space to invite individuals to participate. Stories will be distributed back to participants and made available to the public in digital and print forms. Listen
Location: Anniversary Plaza, on the Quad side of the Illini Union


Thursday, October 13 · 9 am – 6 pm
Fine + Applied Arts | Arts Exchange

KAM is pleased to participate in the second annual interdisciplinary enrichment program sponsored by the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The goal of the Arts Exchange is to invite students and faculty in the college to explore a variety of ideas, concepts, knowledge, art forms, skills, and people that comprise the college. Arts Exchange seminars will replace most classes regularly scheduled for October 13. Please check your course syllabus to confirm. Schedule and registration information is available online.
Location: All galleries


Thursday, October 13 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Lecture Series | Chris Kraus

"The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula: A 20th Century Fable" will be presented by Chris Kraus, American writer, critic, filmmaker and professor at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland. This talk is free and open to the public.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map


Wednesday, October 19 · 5:30 pm
Members' Night | Book Breakers and Re-Makers

In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Making and Breaking Medieval Manuscripts, Curator at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library Anna Chen will discuss the ways in which embellishment of manuscripts in the medieval West inspired book-breaking, imitation and forgery.
Location: KAM Auditorium, with reception in Link Gallery to follow

This event is for museum members only. To attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede (by phone 217-244-0516 or email) no later than Friday, October 14.

Wednesday, October 26 · 6–8 pm
Antena Artist Residency | Conversation with Antena artists

Antena is a collaborative project that links social justice work and artistic practice by exploring the ways that examining language can help us reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we inhabit. Antena artists Jen Hofer and Gelare Khoshgozaran are translators, writers, and artists who focus on areas of cultural and linguistic intersection—"between-ness." This La Casa Conversation will be a chance to learn about their collaborations to explore meaning in language and in art. Bring your questions... in any language you like.
Location: La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 N. Nevada St., Urbana


Thursday, October 27 · 12 noon
Antena Artist Residency | Brown Bag Workshop with Antena
"Language Justice As an Element of Social Justice"

Language is embedded in our bodies, circulating and skeletal; at the same time, languages enter from the outside. The languages we speak determine social access and participation, they determine our place in hierarchies of privilege and disempowerment. Language Justice offers a radically different approach to language—democratizing in a multi-lingual, non-hierarchical political and public space. In this brown bag workshop, Antena artists Jen Hofer and Gelare Khoshgozaran will invite discussion about the conceptual and practical strategies we can use to resist single-language dominance and create spaces where everyone present can express themselves fully in their own language. How might cross-language practice become a model for encountering difference in a wide range of contexts? Are we invited to open ourselves to "radical listening" as artists and as human beings?
Location: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 919 W Illinois St., 4th floor, Urbana


Thursday, October 27 · 5:30 pm
Antena Artist Residency | Artist Talk with Antena

Jen Hofer is a poet, translator, bookmaker, social justice interpreter, public letter-writer, knitter, and co-founder of Antena, the language justice and literary activism collaborative. Gelare Khoshgozaran is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and translator working across the mediums of video performance, installation and writing. Together, these artists will talk about their backgrounds, artistic practices, and current work. All are invited to this free, public artist talk, presented as part of the Borderland Collective: Northern Triangle exhibition.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

The Antena artist residency is sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Art and Design Visiting Artist Series, La Casa Cultural Latina, Department of Anthropology, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), the University YMCA, and Krannert Art Museum.



November 2016

Wednesday, November 16 · 5:30 pm
Medieval Studies Lecture | Maria Luisa Meneghetti
"Illuminated Rooms Between History and Legend: From the Middle Ages to Ariosto"

In canto XXXIII of the Orlando furioso (1532), Bradamante admires the wonderful "Rocca di Tristano” frescoes, the extraordinary work of Merlin the magician. It is a great cycle of frescoes projected in the future, featuring a depiction of all the wars waged in Italy by the French kings, from the mythical Fieramonte (a contemporary of King Arthur) up to Ludovico Ariosto’s days. What is striking about the cycle is not only its prophetical nature, but also that it creates a surprising convergence between romance and legend and the historical moment. Such convergence with history, openly declared and yet, at least in part, real, could seem one of the many inventions of Ariosto’s genius. This lecture will argue instead that it has solid bases in the culture and imagination of the courts of Medieval Europe.
Please join us for a lecture by George A. Miller Visiting Professor Maria Luisa Meneghetti of the Department of Literary Studies, Linguistics, and Philology at the University of Milan.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), Department of Medieval Studies, and Krannert Art Museum

Thursday, November 17 · Celebrate Opening Night
Celebrate with us and get a first look at KAM's newly renovated main floor galleries. The evening will feature live music, refreshments, and the opening of new art exhibitions.

Private Preview & Reception for Museum Members | 5–6 pm Reception catered by Michaels' Catering

To attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede by Friday, November 4 via email or by calling 217-244-0516.

Public Opening Reception | 6–7 pm
With opening welcome by Acting Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and Museum Director Kathleen Harleman at 6 pm.

Public opening reception hosted by the Krannert Art Museum Council.

Thursday, November 17 · 7 pm
Art + Design Lecture Series | Jen Delos Reyes

"The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me" features creative laborer, educator, writer, and community arts organizer Jen Delos Reyes. Reyes, associate director of The School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a pioneer of art in education, working with Portland State University from 2008–2014 to create the first flexible residency Art and Social Practice MFA program in the United States. This talk is free and open to the public.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the School of Art and Design Visitors Committee



December 2016

Please note: KAM will be closed from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017. The museum will resume regular hours, Monday–Saturday 9 am–5 pm, on January 3. | Plan Your Visit



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François Proulx, assistant professor of French, discusses Marcel Proust during the Attachment Gallery Conversation
Fall 2015
Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly