Aug 31, 2017 - 5
Main Level, All Galleries and Link Gallery

Join us to celebrate Opening Night and get a first look at KAM's newest art exhibitions

Private Members' Preview and Reception

The evening begins with a private preview and catered reception for museum members at 5 pm. To attend, please RSVP for this event by calling 217 244 0516 or email KAM by Friday, August 25.

Public Opening Reception

Exhibitions will open to the public at 6 pm with a welcome by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts, and Prita Meier, assistant professor of Art History at New York University, curators of World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean.

Exhibitions opening:

World on the Horizon: Swahili Art Across the Indian Ocean

East Gallery


Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future)

West Gallery, Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court


Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe

Contemporary Gallery


School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Gelvin Noel Gallery


Provenance: A Forensic History of Art 

Kinkead Gallery


The reception will be catered by Michaels' Catering and hosted by Krannert Art Museum Council. All galleries will remain open until 9 pm.