The Krannert Art Museum council is the museum's volunteer support group. Established in 1964 to assist the museum with its activities and programs, the Council has its own by-laws, committeees, and governing board of officers.
Council members work closely with others who share an interest in art and acquire an understanding of the inner workings af the art museum, expanding the museum's outreach to the community. Council membership is open to any museum member, and new members can join at any time during the year.
Vice Presidents – Membership
Archivist: Sandra Batzli, Amani Ayad
Calling Committee: Marguerite Maguire
Directory: Mary Kay Dailey, Liz Jones, Lisa Kocheril
Gelvin Gardens: Gloria Rainer
Nominating Committee: Executive Board
Newsletter: Lisa Kocheril
Unsung Hero Award: Donna Giertz
Art Conversations: Brice Hutchcraft, Jane Myers, Brenda Nardi
Luncheons: Debbie Eichelberger, Jean Hagen, Nancy Johnson
Receptions: Jane Myers
Trips: Mary Beth Kurasek, Diane Schumacher
Becoming a Council member is easy.
First, if you're not already, become a museum member.
Then, send your Council dues ($50 annually) with your name, address, and contact information (phone/email) to:
c/o Krannert Art Museum
500 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to call the museum at 217 244 0516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every fall and spring, the Council hosts a special lecture and luncheon at the Champaign Country Club. It is an opportunity to gather with fellow arts enthusiasts and supporters of the museum to learn something new about art at the University of Illinois.
At least twice a year, the Council sponsors trips to art destinations in the region. Recently, the Council has visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Robie House and the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago.
Art Conversations are another way the Council encourages continued learning about art. Throughout the year, Council members gather in homes or at the museum for special talks and tours where they can ask questions and learn more about the work of the museum, about artists, or about individual works of art.
From caring for the museum gardens to hosting opening receptions and volunteering at the museum to making and exhibiting works of art, KAM Council members do so much. Read more about members, events, and activities in the Support section.