Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum

The Krannert Art Museum is a museum of art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.It is the 2nd largest museum in Illinois with of space devoted to all periods of art, from ancient Egyptian to contemporary photography. Its collection of more than 9000 objects includes specializations in 20th century art, Asian art, and pre-Columbian art, particularly works from the Andes. In addition to permanent exhibitions, the museum often features 12-15 challenging exhibitions each year from travelling national and international museum collections as well as exhibitions of professional artists, faculty and student work.

The Museum was designed by architect Ambrose Richardson in a style reminiscent of the late work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. An addition to the Museum was completed in 1988. This addition, the Kinkead Pavilion, was the creation of architect Larry Booth and Associates. The building incorporates neo-Egyptian art decorative elements in an overall post-Modernist design. The museum has over 132,000 visitors annually and supports scholarship through its Giertz Education Center.

Major collections of the Museum include The Trees Collection of European and American Painting, Moore Collection of European and American Decorative Arts, The Olsen Collection of pre-Columbian Art, and examples of 20th century Art.

The Museum is a unit within the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts.


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