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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.

August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December




August 2015

Thursday, August 27 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Thursday, August 27
Opening Night | Fall 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 celebrate the museum's fall season.

Exhibitions opening include:

  • Attachment
  • Nkata: An Installment by Nnenna Okore
  • Tamarind Institute and the Rebirth of Lithography
  • School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Location: All Galleries [Map]


Friday, August 28 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


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September 2015

Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24· 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Fridays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Saturday, September 5 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music by Tangotta
Free admission; beginners are welcome
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, September 10 · 7–9 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Café
"I spit because..."
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]


Thursday, September 17 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
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]


Monday, September 21 · 5:30 pm
Author Talk and Film Screening | Woman in Gold
Featuring an introductory talk by Lisa Silverman, author of Interwar Vienna; followed by a screening of the 2015 drama Woman in Gold (109 min, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds). A post-film discussion with Silverman and Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art at KAM, will follow the film.

IMDB trailer:


Cost: Free
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) [Map]

This film and discussion are produced in partnership with the Program in Jewish Culture and Society in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sponsored in part by the Rosenthal Family Endowment and Krannert Art Museum.


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October 2015

Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29· 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
KAM Lower Level
Classroom Studio B [Map]


Friday, October 2 · 12 noon
Fall Luncheon & Lecture
"Experiencing Social Practice"
by Mary Jane Jacob
This luncheon, sponsored by the Krannert Art Museum Council, will feature Mary Jane Jacob, Professor and Executie Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Public invited; reservations and advance payment 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.


Wednesday, October 7 · 5:30 pm
Members' Night | Meet & Greet
"Meet the New Curators"

Get to know KAM’s new curators: Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art. They'll talk with museum members about their backgrounds, research interests, and plans for Krannert Art Museum exhibitions and events.
A catered reception will follow; reservations are encouraged.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) [Map]

Museum members, please RSVP to Chris Schaede at 217-244-0516 or kam@illinois.edu by Friday, October 2 to attend.


Thursday, October 8 · 7–9 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Café
"Art Changes the Season"
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café [Map]


Saturday, October 10 · 10 am–12 noon
Kids@Krannert
Creative family fun for parents and children ages 3–8
Location: All Galleries [Map]


Thursday, October 15 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music by Tangotta
Free admission; beginners are welcome
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, October 22 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
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]


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November 2015

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


Thursday, November 5 · 5:30 pm
Artist Talk and Gallery Conversation
"Nkata"

Featuring exhibiting artist Nnenna Okore; with Eric Benson, associate professor of Graphic Design; and Molly Briggs, instructor in School of Art + Design and doctoral candidate in Landscape Architecture History and Theory; moderated by exhibition curator Allyson Purpura
Location: KAM Main Level, Contemporary Gallery

Sponsored in part by the Krannert Art Museum Exhibition Support Fund


Thursday, November 5 ·7–9 pm
KAM After Hours | SPEAK Café
"P.E.A.C.E. Positive Energy Always Creates Elevation:
How can your words change the world?"
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café


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


Thursday, November 19 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
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]


Saturday, November 21 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music by Tangotta
Free admission; beginners are welcome
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


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December 2015

Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Fridays, December 4, 11, 18 · 12–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


Saturday, December 12 · 1–4 pm
Tango at KAM
An afternoon of dance, open to the public
With live music by Tangotta
Free admission; beginners are welcome
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [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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Members Night | Meet the New Curators

Get to know KAM’s new curators: Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art. They'll talk with museum members about their backgrounds, research interests, and plans for Krannert Art Museum exhibitions and events.
A catered reception will follow; reservations are encouraged.

Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62)

>*Members' Night is for museum members only; to RSVP please call Chris Schaede
(217 244 0516) or contact us by Friday, October 2.
Not a member yet? Learn how you can support Krannert Art Museum and participate in this and other member-exclusive events and programs.



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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

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 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.

Location: 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

Official Trailer:
Woman in Gold
2015
Directed by Simon Curtis
Rated PG-13
Run time: 109 min

Kids@Krannert
2009
Staff photo

Yoga at KAM
2010
Staff photo