(Postponed) 2020 Acquired Taste Celebration

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Acquired Taste Celebration, 2019. Photo by Della Perrone
Acquired Taste Celebration, 2019. Photo by Della Perrone

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Acquired Taste Celebration, 2019. Photo by Della Perrone

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Join us for the Acquired Taste Gala to play a role in choosing a wonderful new work of art to add to the KAM Collection.
May 30, 2020 - 5:30 – 9 pm
Main Level, Link Gallery
Organized by the Krannert Art Museum Council

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) closure, the Acquired Taste planning committee has agreed it is best to postpone this celebration until Spring 2021. 

We are extraordinarily grateful to the generous event sponsors whose support would have made the 2020 Acquired Taste Celebration possible. The full list follows below.

About Acquired Taste

The Krannert Art Museum Council invites members, friends, and art lovers to come together to celebrate the museum’s collection and to help it grow in new and exciting ways. This special event brings you behind the scenes to see how new works of art are selected for the museum.

The evening includes a catered dinner and presentations of proposed acquisitions—works that the curators and directors believe will be meaningful additions to the collection. Attendees each have three votes, with opportunities to purchase additional votes in order to put a favorite at the top of the standings. The winning work of art—and possibly more—are acquired with the evening’s proceeds.


2020 Acquired Taste Celebration Sponsors

We would like to thank this year's sponsors for their generous support:

Anderson Dental

George and Sandra Batzli

Busey Bank

Champaign Jewelers

Whit and Cathy Daily

Debbie Day

Harold and Nancy Diamond

Stephen Downie and Deborah Katz-Downie

Susan Feuille

First State Bank

Terry and Sharon Harkness

Brice Hutchcraft

Abe and Lisa Kocheril

Robert and Carol Lenz

Daniel McLean and Jon Seydl

Dann and Brenda Nardi

Deena Noel-Horberg

Mike and Sheila O’Connor

Ed Perry and Marty Sierra Perry

Alice Pfeffer

Gary and Fraeda Porton

Prairie State Bank

Brian and Gloria Rainer

Cecile Steinberg

Bob and Bonnie Switzer

Ed and Nancy Tepper

Marie Tompkins

Ed and Sharon Williams