Rest Lab will be on the lower level in the Giertz Education Center in Fall 2023.
On View
Oct 31, 2023–Nov 11, 2023
Lower Level, Giertz Education Center

Rest Lab is a pop-up space at Krannert Art Museum designed to encourage resting with intention.

Rest Lab is a project co-created by Ishita Dharap and Kamila Glowacki, Education Coordinators.

Rest Lab happens once every semester and occupies a gallery within the museum that is ‘resting’ between shows. This semester KAM Rest Lab is part of Arts Wellness Wave.

It is a unique invitation to take up space in the museum by using the gallery to consider what resting means, and what it could look like. 

Every Rest Lab is different! Take a pause and sit, reflect, lie down, draw, listen, read, write, play, and experience the museum in your own restful way.

About Arts Wellness Wave, November 4-11, 2023

Arts Wellness Wave is a weeklong initiative dedicated to wellness, especially through the arts. It was conceived of and activated by the Wellness Working Group, professionals from the U of I campus and the Champaign-Urbana community that hope to engage expansive and intersectional ideas of wellness in it many dimensions.

Contributors include: Monica Scott from Spurlock Museum; Teklii DeyKoontz from NAMI Champaign; Rhonda Daniels, independent art therapist; Ishita Dharap from Krannert Art Museum; Lindsey Stirek from Japan House; Citlaly Stanton from NAWC, and Patrick Cain from Museum of the Grand Prairie. 

The full schedule of Arts Wellness Wave programming can be seen on its website. Visit to learn more.