The Krannert Art Museum Council is the museum's volunteer support group, open to all museum members. Established in 1964 to assist the museum with its activities and programs, the Council has its own by-laws, committees, and governing board of officers.
Council members work closely with others who share an interest in art, and they expand the museum's outreach to the community.
See how KAM Council can magnify your KAM experiences! The Council provides opportunities to Be involved, Be Inspired, Be Informed and Be Indulged:
Volunteer in the Gelvin Gardens
Be a part of a KAMC team that maintains the Gelvin Gardens, which director Jon Seydl calls "the first gallery of the museum", while forming bonds with others who enjoy gardening.
To support the ongoing care and maintenance of the gardens, a Krannert Art Museum Council Garden Quasi-Endowment Fund has been established. Anyone can give online via our Contribute page.
Make New Friends at KAMC Mixers
Meet in a member’s home to exchange personal interests in art, often connected to an exhibition at KAM, while enjoying refreshments, getting to know other members, and building friendships.
Join in Art Conversations
Meet in a member’s home for a presentation, usually connected to a KAM exhibition, by a person knowledgeable about art, and for wine, food, and time to socialize with other members.
Share Your Thoughts at Noon Art Sparks at KAM
Hear at least two art enthusiasts exchange ideas about a work of art shown at KAM. Your responses, sparked though their dialogue, can be shared with others as you eat your lunch in the Link Gallery.
Gather at KAMC Luncheons
Come to our Spring and Fall luncheons while you gather with fellow art enthusiasts and supporters of the museum at artfully decorated tables to learn something new about art at the University of Illinois and in the community.
Enjoy the Elegant Acquired Taste Celebration
Attend the museum's new gala fundraiser where you can not only enjoy lavish wine, food, and music but also cast votes for works of art to be added to the museum collection.
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 email the council.
Krannert Art Museum Council Officers
Mary Beth Kurasek
Museum Council Liaison
Brice Hutchcraft, Brenda Nardi
Mary Kay Dailey, Mary Beth Kurasek, Cecile Steinberg, Chris Schaede
Debbie Eichelberger, Nancy Johnson
Executive Board and Appointees
Floral and Table Design:
Mary Beth Kurasek