K-12 Collaborative Arts Education

Krannert Art Museum is actively involved in developing programs with schools, teachers, and other community partners that encourage students to deepen their understanding of art and the work of the museum.

If you would like to discuss how to bring these programs to your organization or if you have other ideas to suggest, please contact us.


Krannert Art Museum—Week at the Museum

In this program, classes of elementary school students have the unique opportunity to attend school at Krannert Art Museum for a day, a week, or a year-long partnership. The goal of the KAM–WAM programs is for students to learn in a different context where they can engage with original artwork in a public space within their community. The programs work to help students cultivate and broaden their perspectives of a variety of global cultures while making connections to their own experiences and the world around them. Simultaneously, the programs strive to encourage students and teachers to see art as a vehicle for making learning fun and engaging.

Program details and application

Krannert Art Museum–Week at the Museum is sponsored in part by Champaign Unit 4 Schools, Urbana School District #116, the University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement, Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation, Close Friend Foundation, Curtis C. Nash Children's Creativity Fund, Lumpkin Family Foundation, Sandra Casserly, Harold G. and Nancy A. Diamond in memory of Dorothy R. Altman, Kathleen Harleman, Joan and Peter Hood, Krannert Art Museum Council, John and Alice Pfeffer,Icko and Miriam Iben, Brian and Gloria Rainer in memory of Marjorie McFarlane, Katherine Snyder, Robert and Bonnie Switzer, Jean Tello in honor of Suzie Connors, Edward and Nancy Tepper, Scott and Virginia B. Webster Trust, Pamela Wells, Paul Wieland in memory of Diane J. Wieland and an Anonymous Memorial Gift

Art Speak Teen Program

Krannert Art Museum has offered Art Speak at Rantoul Township High School (RTHS) since 2006. Each year, twelve RTHS high school student interns experience the multifaceted, multi-culturally oriented offerings at KAM—including its collections, programs, and community events. Interns attend selected KAM events, study artwork in the museum's galleries, staff activity tables, teach children about art, express themselves creatively using different art forms, and document their experiences.

Krannert Art Museum would like to bring the Art Speak Teen Program to your high school. For more information, please contact us.

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