Catalogues & Publications

Krannert Art Museum produces high quality catalogues for major exhibitions. Below are a small selection of KAM's most popular publications. Additional titles are often available. The most updated information can be found by calling 217 244 0516 during regular business hours or by asking during your visit to the museum. If you have further questions or would like more information, please contact us.

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Zina Saro-Wiwa; Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?

Zina Saro-Wiwa Catalogue

Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? is the first publication on the work of Zina Saro-Wiwa, a British-Nigerian video artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. Occupying the space between documentary and performance, Saro-Wiwa's videos, photographs, and sound produced in the Niger Delta region of southeastern Nigeria from 2013-2015 explore folklore, masquerade traditions, religious practices, food, and Nigerian popular aesthetics.

This 120-page hardcover includes 61 color illustrations, a guest foreword by Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa; essays by Stephanie LeMenager, Amy L. Powell, and Taiye Selasi; an interview with the artist by Chika Okeke-Agulu; and recipes created by the artist.

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MetaModern Catalogue

The artists included in MetaModern, most of whom were born in the 1960s, question the reverence accorded to classic modernism. Too young to have grown up eating their breakfast cereal from a Russel Wright spoon while seated in an Eames molded chair, these artists appropriate the language of the modernist movement critically, using it to interrogate the meaning of style and its relationship to history.

This 132-page soft cover, illustrated catalogue includes essays by exhibition co-curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox and noted fiction author Simon Mawer, as well as a graphic novella collaboratively written by exhibiting artist Conrad Bakker and illustrator Kevin Huizinga.

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Blind Field

Blind Field Catalogue

Blind Field is an exhibition that takes up blindness as a critical category, a metaphor for the way in which the obstruction of perception can illuminate alternate modes of knowledge and experience. It focuses on a young generation of artists working in Brazil who offer a critical perspective on processes of transition within contemporary society, be it from the public space of the street to the virtual zone of the computer screen, or the scale of local communities to the structure of large-scale political action.

This 152-page hardcover, fully illustrated catalogue includes essays by exhibition curators Tumelo Mosaka and Irene V. Small, as well as artists' interviews and artists' biographies.

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The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux

Lemieux Catalog

The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux provides the first critical overview of this artist's dynamic and varied career. For this exhibition, work from the past twenty-five years has been carefully selected according to both chronological and thematic developments in Lemieux’s practice, tracing themes such as the relationship between personal memory and cultural history, content and medium, and text as image.

This 231-page, illustrated book includes essays by critic Rosetta Brooks, a faculty member of the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; cultural theorist and author Peggy Phelan, a professor of drama and of English at Stanford University; and author, lauded critic, and scholar Robert Pincus-Witten, as well as exhibition curators Lelia Amalfitano and Judith Hoos Fox.

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Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster

Finster Catalogue

This book provides an in-depth survey of Finster's career, illustrating the variety of themes inherent in his work, much of it relating to his visionary experiences, including: Visions of Other Worlds, Sermons in Paint, Historical and Cultural Heroes and The Plant Farm Museum [Paradise Garden]. Author Glen C. Davies is an artist, muralist, lecturer, and curator. Other contributors are Phyllis Kind, Jim Arient, and N. J. Girardot.

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Under Control

Under Control Catalogue

Financial intrigue and debacle, government-sponsored spying, preemptive war, and more: an endless stream of news underscores the manipulation of power and resources with consequences for us all. News headlines have become, not surprisingly, inspiration for contemporary artists who question: Who controls whom? Who controls what? Where does it leave the rest of us?

Under Control includes works created within the past 10 years in a variety of media by artists from Austria, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Spain, and the United States.

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Krannert Art Museum: Selected Works

Krannert Handbook

Krannert Art Museum: Selected Works represents the first published survey of Krannert Art Museum's (KAM's) encyclopedic collection of art since the museum's opening in 1961. The publication highlights over 150 objects from KAM's permanent collection, spanning ancient through contemporary art. Artwork and objects from diverse artistic traditions, media, and geographies are repBloresented in this 358-page, full-color book.

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An Architect Collects: Robert D. Kleinschmidt and A Lifetime of Fine Arts Acquisitions

Kleinschmidt Catalogue

An Architect Collects highlights selections from Robert D. Kleinschmidt's private collection of major modern and minimalist artists, such as Josef Albers, Robert Motherwell, and Frank Stella.


Beyond East and West: Seven Transnational Artists

Beyond East and West Catalogue

The exhibition addresses various experiences of travel, exile, diaspora, alienation, and integration, feelings of longing and belonging, memories of places and people, encounters with divergent views of sexuality and gender, alternate political understandings of the world, and cultural practices that both divide and unite us.


Blown Away

Blown Away Catalogue

Blown Away features work in a variety of media by artists expressing an interest in explosions—from the intensity of an impending event to the sensation of the release and the reverberations of the ensuing shockwaves.


Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work

Louise Bourgeios Catalogue

Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work presents a carefully chosen selection of the work that she produced during the 1940s and 1950s. Her works were often exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists, and she was associated with many avant-garde artists in New York, including exiled European Surrealists and Dadaists.


Branded and On Display

Branded and on Display Catalogue

Branded and On Display examines the work of artists who explore specific strategies of branding and presentation in their responses to this pervasively marketed environment.


Discoveries: African Art from the Smiley Collection

Discoveries African Art Catalogue

This catalogue showcases a selection of sub-Saharan African sculpture from the collection of Cecilia S. and Irwin Smiley.


Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection

Drawings of Choice Catalogue

This catalogue includes works by prominent American artists such as John Cage, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, but is particularly strong in the area of minimal art, with drawings by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Fred Sandback, displaying the wide range of productive and analytic possibilities within this medium.


Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics

Out of Sequence Catalogue

Out of Sequence explores alternate histories of American comics and suggest some of the limitless possibilities for the medium in the past, present, and future, from early newspaper strips to the Internet and virtual narratives in simulated three-dimensional space.


Toulouse-Lautrec: Artist of Montmarte

Lautrec Catalogue

This catalogue showcases Krannert Art Museum's substantial holdings of more than 40 lithographs, posters, and drawings by the 19th century French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. It also contains images by other French artists whose works either prefigured or paralleled Toulouse-Lautrec's artistic concerns.


Exhibition posters are also available.

When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child

When We Were Young Catalogue

When We Were Young juxtaposes selected childhood works of preeminent historical artists with modern and contemporary children's drawings to demonstrate their visual richness and inventiveness and to explore the criteria used for assessing prodigious artistic talent in the very young.


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