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Creative Experiences

Krannert Art Museum invites students, faculty, families and visitors to experience the museum and café through catered receptions, cultural events, yoga classes, and family art activities.

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August 2016

Tuesdays, August 23 & 30 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)

Thursday, August 25 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)



September 2016

Tuesdays, September 6,13,20 & 27 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)


Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)


Thursday, September 8 · 7 pm
SPEAK Café | Open Mic Coffeehouse

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café

Sponsored in part by the Department of African American Studies, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 40 North/88 West, and Krannert Art Museum

Thursday, September 29 · 7 pm
Taboo Talks | Hosted by Anthropology Leaders

Anthropology Leaders is a team of undergraduate ambassadors for anthropology on campus. The group's "Taboo Talks" series has focused on contentious issues of racism, migration, identity, and justice. This discussion will respond to the issues and artwork of the Northern Triangle exhibition.
Location: KAM Main Level, Contemporary Gallery




October 2016

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)


Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)


Thursday, October 13 · 9 am – 6 pm
Fine + Applied Arts | Arts Exchange

KAM is pleased to participate in the second annual interdisciplinary enrichment program sponsored by the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The goal of the Arts Exchange is to invite students and faculty in the college to explore a variety of ideas, concepts, knowledge, art forms, skills, and people that comprise the college. Arts Exchange seminars will replace most classes regularly scheduled for October 13. Please check your course syllabus to confirm. Schedule and registration information is available online.
Location: All galleries


Thursday, October 13 · 7 pm
SPEAK Café | Open Mic Coffeehouse

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café

Sponsored in part by the Department of African American Studies, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 40 North/88 West, and Krannert Art Museum


November 2016

Thursdays, November 3, 10 & 27 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)

*No Members Yoga will be held on Thanksgiving, November 24.

Thursday, November 3 · 7 pm
SPEAK Café | Open Mic Coffeehouse

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.
Location: KAM Main Level, Palette Café

Sponsored in part by the Department of African American Studies, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 40 North/88 West, and Krannert Art Museum

Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22 & 29 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)


Thursday, November 17 · Celebrate Opening Night
Celebrate with us and get a first look at KAM's newly renovated main floor galleries. The evening will feature live music, refreshments, and the opening of new art exhibitions.

Private Preview & Reception for Museum Members | 5–6 pm Reception catered by Michaels' Catering

To attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede by Friday, November 4 via email or by calling 217-244-0516.

Public Opening Reception | 6–7 pm
With opening welcome by Acting Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and Museum Director Kathleen Harleman at 6 pm.

Public opening reception hosted by the Krannert Art Museum Council.



December 2016

Tuesdays, December 6, 13 & 20 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)


Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22 · 4–5 pm
Yoga | Museum Members Only

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B (CRL Gallery)


Please note: KAM will be closed from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017. The museum will reopen on January 3.


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Tango at KAM

Tango at KAM
Enjoy tango dancing with live music by Tangotta
   Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello;
   Dorothy Martirano, violin;
   Sam Gingher, keyboards; and
   George Turner, guitar
Free Admission; beginners are welcome.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

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VOICE Reading Series

The VOICE Reading Series showcases readings of new work by fiction writers and poets from the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Illinois.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

Sponsored in part by the U of I Creative Writing MFA Program and Krannert Art Museum

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Yoga Classes

yoga

KAM offers two free yoga classes each week. Tuesday classes are open to the public. Thursday classes are provided as a benefit of museum membership.

Each class introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing asanas (poses), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B [Map]


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