April 14–21, 2016
Lower Level | Classroom Studio B (formerly CRL Gallery)
Curated by Terri Weissman and Ryan Griffis
This exhibition presents the final projects of students in Documenting Inequality, a course that emerged out of the University of Illinois’ Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education initiative to pilot Grand Challenge Learning tracks on the topics of Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment; Health and Wellness; and Social Inequality and Cultural Understanding. Taught by two faculty in Art + Design—Ryan Griffis, Associate Professor of New Media, and Terri Weissman, Associate Professor of Art History—the class examines how documentary and community-based art addresses economic and social inequality among children and young people in the U.S. Emphasis is placed on how art can enhance our understanding of lived and historical experiences of inequality beyond the limits of journalistic or scholarly accounts that inform our day to day understanding.
24th Annual Petals & Paintings
April 8–10, 2016
Main Level Galleries
Curated by Rick Orr, AIFD
Hosted by Krannert Art Museum Council
This annual museum fundraising gala, silent auction, and two-day exhibition features innovative floral displays created by award-winning floral designers from across the Midwest. The floral arrangements are inspired by works in KAM’s permanent collection and are displayed throughout the museum. The exhibition is curated by Rick Orr, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers.
School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts
April 8–23, 2016
Main Level | Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery and Contemporary Gallery
Public Opening Reception | April 9, 5–7 pm
This annual exhibition represents the culmination of intense artistic development for graduate students in studio art and design. Marking a meaningful step further into the art world, the exhibition highlights and celebrates the artists’ exceptional creativity and inventiveness.
School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
May 7–15, 2016
Main Level Galleries
Public Opening Reception | May 7, 5–7 pm
The annual exhibition of works by graduates from the School of Art + Design’s BFA program represents the full range of contemporary art and design practices. Exhibiting artists have worked rigorously to develop individual visions and to solve complex problems with cross-disciplinary teams. They have learned trusted methods and forms, but have also challenged conventions; emerging technologies and ideas are seen across various media. This exhibition is but a sample of their efforts and achievements to represent, reflect, and reimagine the world around us.
Krannert Art Museum
Photo by Kathryn Koca Polite