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Creative Experiences

Krannert Art Museum invites students, faculty, families and visitors to experience the museum and café through catered receptions, cultural events, yoga classes, and family art activities.

January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May




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]


Thursdays, January 22 & 29 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Fridays, January 23 & 30 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]



February 2015

Wednesday, February 4 · 6–8 pm
Architecture Workshop
"Technology in Making: Use of Advanced Fabrication Equipment in Craft"
Join us for this hands-on workshop with Hugh Swiatek, fabrication coordinator
in the School of Architecture.
| Request information |
3 Art East Annex, Studio One
Architecture Annex
1208 West Peabody Drive, Urbana


Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursday, February 5 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois, featuring Zachariah McVicker, Kristin Walters,
and Caleb Curtiss
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Fridays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Saturday, February 7 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, February 12 · 7–9 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Café
"Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round!"
Palette Café [Map]


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.]

Saturday, February 28 · 10 am–12 noon
Kids@Krannert
Creative family fun for parents and children ages 3–8
All Galleries




March 2015

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursday, March 5 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois, featuring Alison Syring, Michael Hurley, and
Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Fridays, March 6, 13, 20 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Saturday, March 7 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music by Tangotta
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, March 12 · 7–9 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Café
"What if God is a She?"
Palette Café



April 2015

Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursday, April 2 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois, featuring Daniel Porder, Katherine Kendig, and
Jess Willard
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Saturday, April 4 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music by Tangotta
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, April 9 ·7–9 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Café
"Poetry is My Chariot..."
Palette Café


Friday, April 10 · 6:30–9 pm
2015 Petals & Paintings Opening Gala and Silent Auction
Celebrate opening night with art, flowers, and music, The fundraising gala includes a silent auction and hors d'oevres by Michaels' Catering. Please contact Chris Schaede by calling 217 244 0516 for ticketing information.
Main Level Galleries, Reception in Link Gallery and Palette Café


Saturday, April 11 · 9 am–5 pm
2015 Petals & Paintings Exhibition
Exhibition open to the public
Main Level Galleries


Sunday, April 12 · 12–5 pm
2015 Petals & Paintings Exhibition
Exhibition open to the public
Main Level Galleries



May 2015

Fridays, May 1, 8, 15 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Saturday, May 2 · 10 am–12 noon
Kids@Krannert
Creative family fun for parents and children ages 3–8
All Galleries


Saturday, May 2 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music by Tangotta
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursdays, May 7 & 14 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Sunday, May 31 · 7:45 pm (doors open), 8:20 pm (presentations begin)
Pecha Kucha
Gallery location TBA

Sponsored in part by CUDO and Krannert Art Museum


 



Kids@Krannert

kids

Kids@Krannert opens the museum’s doors to hands-on art activities for the entire family. Join us for creative projects, family tours, art demonstrations, and other exciting events. For children ages 3–8 and their families.

 

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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.

*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.]


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2015 Petals & Paintings Gala and Exhibition

All Galleries · April 10 – 12, 2015

The Petals & Paintings gala and exhibition is Krannert Art Museum's annual fundraising event held during University of Illinois Moms’ Weekend. This year, Petals & Paintings will run from Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12.

Petals & Paintings provides local residents, businesses, and visiting parents with an opportunity to support the museum while enjoying innovative floral designs inspired by works of art on display throughout Krannert Art Museum. Award-winning florists from throughout the Midwest will create one-of-a-kind designs for the exhibition.
Guest curator for the event is Champaign florist and University of Illinois alumnus, Rick Orr, AIFD.



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SPEAK Café

SPEAK (Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge) Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. It is about finding, exploring and perfecting your voice. SPEAK participants use the art of poetry and the spoken word to uplift themselves and others while challenging the status quo. Organized and moderated by Aaron Ammons.
Palette Café

Sponsored in part by African American Studies, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 40 North/88 West, and Krannert Art Museum

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Tango at KAM

Enjoy tango dancing with live music by Tangotta (Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar). Organized by Melih Sener and Chantelle Hougland
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

*Please note, Tangotta will not perform on February 7.

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VOICE Reading Series

The VOICE Reading Series showcases readings of new work by fiction writers and poets from the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Illinois.
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

Sponsored in part by the Creative Writing Program and Krannert Art Museum


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Yoga Classes

yoga

KAM offers two free yoga classes each week: one on Thursdays for museum members and a weekly Friday session that is open to the public.

Each class introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing asanas (poses), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]

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Images:

"It's Fun to Hang out with Jay Ryan, Sometimes: Monotonous Lecture and Confusing Printing Demonstration," 2008
Staff Photo

Kids@Krannert, 2009
Staff photo