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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 2016

Tuesday, January 26 · 12 –1 pm
Yoga | Free and open to the public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursday, January 28 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Spring 2016 Exhibitions Opening | January 28, 2016
Private Reception and Exhibition Preview · 5–6pm
This catered event is for museum members and their families only. To attend, please RSVP to kam@illinois.edu by Friday, January 22.
Are you a member yet? Support KAM today.

Public Opening Reception · 6–7pm
With opening comments by Amy L. Powell, curator of Time / Image at 6pm
Cash bar by Michaels' Catering
All exhibitions will remain open until 9pm.
Reception hosted by the Krannert Art Museum Council.


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February 2016

Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursdays, February 4, 18, 25 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursday, February 4 · 7:30 pm
KAM After Hours | VOICE Reading Series
Featuring Zachariah McVicker and Will Schwartz
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

Sponsored in part by the Creative Writing MFA program and Krannert Art Museum


Saturday, February 6 · 3 pm
Improvisational Music & Dance Concert | Compost Q
Featuring Dorothy Martirano, violin; Ricardo Flores, percussion; Eric Lund, trombone; Armand Beaudoin, bass, cello; Kirstie Simson, dance; Momar Ndiave, dance
Compost Q is a seasoned, multidimensional collective that brings improvisational music, composition, and dance to the Champaign-Urbana music scene. This concert is free and open to the public.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, February 11 · 7 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Cafe
"Celebrating Women"
SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café [Map]

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


Saturday, February 13 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music performed by Tangotta, which includes Armand Beaudion, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar.
Free admission; beginners are welcome
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Saturday, February 20 · 1–3 pm
Family Walk & Talk
Bring your family and explore the museum at your own pace. Family Walk & Talk is an open house event for parents and children. We'll have helpers ready to meet you in the lobby, and activity books to help you along the way. Choose your adventure, walk, and talk about what you see!
Location: All Galleries (Meet first in the lobby near the café) [Map]


Thursday, February 25 · 5–9pm
George A. Miller Visiting Artist Performance | Raqs Media Collective
“Time Symposium”

Twelve participants from a variety of university departments gather in this physical installation in the exhibition Time / Image to drink wine and share stories about time. A feast for thought, participants read from sets of quotations on the history and philosophy of time, drawn from the artists’ extensive references throughout their work. This event follows previous iterations in London (Hayward Gallery, 2012), New York (Performa biennial, 2013), Mexico City (University Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015), and Brisbane (Institute of Modern Art, 2015). KAM will be the first US art museum to stage this performance.
Location: KAM Main Level, East Gallery [Map]


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March 2016

Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 29 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Please note yoga will not be held during Spring Break, so there is no session on March 22
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Wednesday, March 2 · 5:30 pm
Members' Night | The Art Detective Is In: Provenance Research at Krannert Art Museum
Hear from Nancy Caron Karrels, provenance researcher and Illinois Doctoral Fellow, about her research into the ownership histories of KAM’s collections and about the challenge of solving long-dormant art mysteries.
Reception follows the presentation; to attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede (217 244 0516 or kam@illinois.edu) by Friday, February 26.
Please note, this is a private event for Museum Members only.
To support KAM, become a Friend of Krannert Art Museum.

Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium [Map]


Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 31 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Please note yoga will not be held during Spring Break, so there is no session on March 24
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Wednesday, March 9 · 12 noon
Research in Progress | Panorama at KAM
Krannert Art Museum is collaborating with guest curator Molly Briggs, instructor in the School of Art and Design and doctoral candidate in Landscape Architecture History and Theory, on an exhibition scheduled for Fall 2018 that focuses on the genre of moving panorama painting, an early predecessor to motion pictures.

For this event, KAM will unroll a portion of its fully intact moving panorama painting titled Scenes from the Life of Christ. Also on display will be a digital projection of the full 525-ft scrolling artwork, provisionally attributed to Indiana Quaker miniaturist and portraitist Marcus Mote. Briggs and Erkki Huhtamo will comment on the panorama painting as it is unrolled and give a brief talk about the genre.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (formerly CRL gallery) [Map]


Thursday, March 10 · 7 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Cafe
"One Mic, One Voice"
SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café [Map]

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


Saturday, March 12 · 10 am
Kids@Krannert | Family Art Activities
Kids@Krannert is a morning of hands-on art fun for the whole family. Join us for art projects, family tours, scavenger hunts, demonstrations, and more. Activities are geared toward children ages 3–8 and their families.
Location: KAM Main Level, All galleries and Palette Café [Map]


Saturday, March 12 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music performed by Tangotta, which includes Armand Beaudion, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar.
Free admission; beginners are welcome
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, March 17 · 7:30 pm
KAM After Hours | VOICE Reading Series
Featuring Alison Syring, Chekwube Danladi and Annah Sigidu
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

Sponsored in part by the Creative Writing MFA program and Krannert Art Museum


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April 2016

Saturday, April 2 · 1–3 pm
Family Walk & Talk
Bring your family and explore the museum at your own pace. Family Walk & Talk is an open house event for parents and children. We'll have helpers ready to meet you in the lobby, and activity books to help you along the way. Choose your adventure, walk, and talk about what you see!
Location: All Galleries (Meet first in the lobby near the café) [Map]


Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Friday, April 8 · 6:30–9 pm
Petals & Paintings | Opening Gala and Silent Auction
Celebrate opening night with art, flowers, and live music. The Petals & Paintings fundraising gala will feature a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres reception by Michaels' Catering.
Please contact Chris Schaede at 217-244-0516 or email kam@illinois.edu for ticket information.


Saturday, April 9 · 9 am–5 pm
Sunday, April 10 · 12–5 pm
Petals & Paintings | Floral Design Exhibition
The 24th annual Petals & Paintings exhibition features innovative floral displays created by award-winning floral designers from across the Midwest. Each floral arrangement is inspired by a work of art on display in the museum. The exhibition is curated by Rick Orr, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, and is held each year throughout Illinois Moms' Day Weekend.


Saturday, April 9 · 5 pm
Public Opening Reception | Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
Featuring Master's thesis artwork by MFA candidates in the School of Art and Design
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery and Contemporary Gallery (exhibition) and Link Gallery (reception) [Map]


Thursday, April 14 · 7–9 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Café
"Perfecting Your Craft"
SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café [Map]

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


Thursday, April 21 · 7:30 pm
KAM After Hours | VOICE Reading Series
Featuring Skyler Lalone, Caitlin McGuire and Taylor Micks
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

Sponsored in part by the Creative Writing MFA program and Krannert Art Museum


Friday, April 29 · 12 noon
Spring Luncheon & Lecture
This luncheon, sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum Council, will feature Maureen Warren, Curator of European and American Art. She will discuss her co-curated exhibition Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print, currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Public invited; reservations and advance payment are required
Location: Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect, C.

Please contact Chris Schaede at 217-244-0516 or email kam@illinois.edu for reservation information.


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May 2016

Tuesdays, May 3 & 10 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursdays, May 5 & 12 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Saturday, May 7 · 5 pm
Public Opening Reception | Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Featuring artwork by graduating seniors with the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art and Design
Location: KAM Main Level, East Gallery, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery, Annex, and Light Court, and Contemporary Gallery (exhibition) and Link Gallery (reception) [Map]


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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.

Niños en Krannert
¡Divertidas actividades interactivas para toda la familia! Para niños entre las edades de 3 a 8 años y sus familias.

Location: All Galleries and Palette Café


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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 Shaya Robinson.
Location: KAM Main Level, 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

Tango at KAM

Enjoy tango dancing with live music by Tangotta
   Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello;
   Dorothy Martirano, violin;
   Sam Gingher, keyboards; and
   George Turner, guitar
Free Admission; beginners are welcome.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

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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.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

Sponsored in part by the U of I Creative Writing MFA Program and Krannert Art Museum


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Yoga Classes

yoga

KAM offers two free yoga classes each week: one Tuesdays that is open to the public, and one on on Thursdays for museum members.

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.

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


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Kids@Krannert
2009
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Yoga at KAM
2010
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