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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.

January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May



January 2017

Opening Night | January 26, 2017

Celebrate with us and get a first look at the season's new art exhibitions. The evening will feature live music, refreshments, and the company of Champaign-Urbana art enthusiasts.

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

To attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede by Friday, January 20 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.

Thursday, January 26 · 7:30 pm
Artist Performance | Autumn Knight
El Diablo y Cristo Negro
(60 min)
Influenced by the Festival de Cristo Negro (Black Christ Festival) and regional mythology in Portobelo, Panama, these scripted comedic dialogues explore the Devil and Black Christ as pivotal personas. Presented as part of the exhibition Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court Gallery | Map



Friday, January 27 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio | Map





February 2017

Thursday, February 2 · 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, Espresso Royale 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

Fridays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio | Map



Saturday, February 11 · 1 pm
Music and Dance | Tango at KAM

Enjoy Tango dancing with live music by Tangotta—Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar. Organized by Melih Sener, free and open to the public
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery | Map



Saturday, February 18 · 10 am
Family Fun | Kids @ Krannert

Bring your family to the museum for a morning of hands-on fun for parents and children ages 3-8. There will be art projects, family tours, demonstrations, scavenger hunts, and other exciting activities. All are welcome!
Location: KAM Main Level, galleries and café | Map





March 2017

Wednesday, March 1 · 5:30 pm
Members' Night | Maureen Warren
"Mr. Teniers: Looking Good at Almost 375 Years Old"

Hear from Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art, about the recent conservation of The Artist with a Fortune Teller in a Landscape by David Teniers II. This Old Master painting was treated by Chicago conservator Cynthia Kuniej Berry with assistance from Ralph Wiegandt at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Joseph Barabe & Associates in Oak Park, Illinois. Reception to follow.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Please note: this is a special event for Museum Members. To attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede by Friday, February 17 via email or by calling 217-244-0516. If you would like to become a museum member, we invite you to discover The 7 Reasons to Become a Friend of Krannert Art Museum.

Thursday, March 2 · 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, Espresso Royale 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

Fridays, March 3, 17, 31 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Please note: no class will be held March 10 or 24
Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio | Map



Saturday, March 11 · 1 pm
Music and Dance | Tango at KAM

Enjoy Tango dancing with live music by Tangotta—Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar. Organized by Melih Sener, free and open to the public
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery | Map





April 2017

Saturday, April 1 · 1 pm
Family Fun | Family Walk and Talk

Join us as we open the museum doors so families can explore art together. Special helpers will greet each family in the museum lobby and provide fun, themed activities for you to use in the galleries. Chooose your path and explore the museum. Activities are designed for parents and children ages 6 to 10.
Location: KAM Main Level, Lobby and all galleries



Thursday, April 6 · 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, Espresso Royale 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

Fridays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio | Map



Friday, April 7 · 6:30 pm
Petals & Paintings | Opening Gala and Silent Auction

Join us for the 25th annual museum fundraising gala, silent auction and two-day floral design exhibition, featuring displays created by award-winning designers from across the Midwest. Each floral arrangement responds to an individual work of art on display at Krannert Art Museum. The Opening Gala is an opportunity to celebrate this one-of-a-kind event at an evening filled with art, flowers, and music and featuring an exceptional catered hors d'oeuvres reception by Michaels' Catering.
Location: KAM Main Level, Link and all galleries

Please note: this is a ticketed event. For ticket information and purchase, please contact Chris Schaede via email or by calling 217-244-0516.

Saturday, April 8 · 9 am until 5 pm
Petals & Paintings | Floral Design Exhibition

Featuring innovative arrangements inspired by works of art on display in the main floor galleries at the museum, free and open to the public. Krannert Art Museum docents will be present to answer questions about the artwork on display from 10 am–4 pm.
Location: KAM Main Level, all galleries



Sunday, April 9 · 12 noon until 5 pm
Petals & Paintings | Floral Design Exhibition

Please join us for the final day of Petals & Paintings, featuring innovative arrangements inspired by works of art on display in the main floor galleries at the museum, free and open to the public.
Location: KAM Main Level, all galleries



Saturday, April 22 · 1 pm
Music and Dance | Tango at KAM

Enjoy Tango dancing with live music by Tangotta—Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar. Organized by Melih Sener, free and open to the public
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery | Map





May 2017

Fridays, May 5 & 12 · 12 noon–1 pm
Yoga | Free and Open to the Public

Location: KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio | Map

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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
   Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion
   George Turner, guitar
Free Admission; beginners are welcome.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

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Yoga at the Museum

yoga

KAM offers a lunchtime yoga series Fridays at noon when classes are in session. Each Yoga at the Museum session is free and open to the public.

Classes introduce 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 | Map


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