Current Exhibitions

Provenance: A Forensic History of Art

May 13, 2017–June 2018
Main Level, Kinkead Gallery
Curated by doctoral student in Art History Nancy Karrels
Based upon reserch supervised by Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art

This exhibition draws from ongoing research into the Nazi-era provenance of KAM’s European painting collection to explore diverse facets of provenance research including genealogy, documentation, the identification of marks and labels, and attribution.

Encounters: The Arts of Africa

Main Level, African Gallery
Curator: Allyson Purpura

In October 2012, Krannert Art Museum opened Encounters: The Arts of Africa, a renovated gallery dedicated to KAM's African Art collection.

The completely redesigned space invites visitors to see exhibited objects not only as visually compelling works of art in their own right, but also as objects of encounter that can “tell” stories about the broader social contexts and often fraught global histories through which they have journeyed.

The gallery is organized thematically and many displays include touch screens that contain video clips of artist interviews, masquerades, and descriptive vignettes. These bring the “telling” of African stories into the museum experience and draw out resonances among the objects on view.

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