7 Reasons to Become a Friend of Krannert Art Museum
Connect with Area Art Enthusiasts
From catered receptions and gallery openings to members’ yoga every Thursday afternoon, being a member of Krannert Art Museum lets you connect with other art enthusiasts in the community with special events throughout the year.
Bring Contemporary Art and Artists to C-U
Donations to the museum make it possible for Krannert Art Museum to invite and exhibit the work of contemporary artists from around the world. Our exhibitions of contemporary art bring a fresh, creative perspective to campus and the local community.
Educate Students in the Arts
Your contribution brings interactive educational programming to University of Illinois students every semester. It also supports Krannert Art Museum–Week at the Museum (KAM–WAM), a program that brings area elementary school students and teachers into the museum for a day, week, or semester of art instruction.
Preview Upcoming Exhibitions
When you become a member, a poster-quality art calendar and newsletter will be mailed to you twice each year. It includes events for students and families, music and dance performances, films, gallery talks and more. Every newsletter features curator insights and images of upcoming shows.
Care for the Collection
Your donation to Krannert Art Museum helps to maintain priceless works of art. Every year, museum staff devotes expertise and resources to seek restorative care for the over 10,000 works of fine art in our permanent collection.
Keep Art Free and Open to All
Your generosity enables KAM to open its doors to over 125,000 visitors every year without charging a single dollar for admission.
Enjoy Free Admission to Art Museums Nationwide
Friends who give at the benefactor level or above enjoy reciprocal benefits at hundreds of participating museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums and ModCo Reciprocal Museums programs. So your membership contribution not only helps Krannert Art Museum, it can help you experience art all over the country.