Juan Angel Chávez's The Speaker Project, 2006, exhibited during OPENSTUDIO at Krannert Art Museum, 2011.
OPENSTUDIO, installation at Krannert Art Museum, 2011.
Mike Estabrook and Ernest Concepcion's Kangarok Epic, drawn during OPENSTUDIO at Krannert Art Museum, 2011.
On View
Jan 28, 2011–Apr 3, 2011
Main Level, East Gallery

In honor of its 50th anniversary, Krannert Art Museum presents OPENSTUDIO: a series of public programs in conjunction with artist residencies intended to forge interdisciplinary learning and cultural exchange between students, faculty, the community, and international visiting artists.

Sponsored by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Series

Transforming the main exhibition gallery into a learning laboratory, visiting artists together with University of Illinois students and faculty inhabit and create active zones for viewing, discussion, and experimentation.

Activities include artist-led discussion sessions and workshops, as well as public performances resulting from the artists' collaborations with the campus community. This direction introduces a new development in the activities of the museum, transforming galleries into spaces for experimental art and exhibition-making.

Select programming:

February 2, 2011
8° of arc with music composed by Jason Finkelman in conjunction with seanmurphyLIGHTS, Inc.

February 4, 2011
Inside Out Fridays with Jason Finkelman and Johnny Ridenour

February 17, 2011
Artist Performance and Gallery Conversation with Marlon Griffith, OPENSTUDIO artist-in-residence

March 11, 2011
Inside Out Fridays with Compost Q 

March 17, 2011
Film Screening, Artist Performance, and Gallery Conversation with Nora Chipaumire, OPENSTUDIO artist-in-residence

April 1, 2011
Inside Out Fridays with Robert E. Brown, Center for World Music

April 3, 2011
Now Now dance performance by Kirstie Simson and Tim O'Donnell

Curator: Tumelo Mosaka