(Released: February 4, 2021) CHAMPAIGN, Ill., — Krannert Art Museum (KAM, kam.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces it will reopen to the public for a new season on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.
“We’re incredibly excited to be able to open in time for the final month of Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory,” said Museum Director Jon Seydl. “It’s an honor to showcase her groundbreaking and deeply personal body of work.”
Harvest of Memory, originally organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries and George Eastman Museum, is open at KAM through March 6. It is a fifty-year retrospective of work by Urbana-based experimental photographer and book artist Bea Nettles.
Featured this season are a new display of Asian ceramics in the Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts and Blair Ebony Smith’s engaging work on the creativity and lived experiences of Black girls and women, Homemade with Love, More Living Room. Hive continues in the Kinkead Pavilion through May 16. Finally, U of I faculty artists and designers are preparing to open the 95th annual School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition on February 18. It will run until April 24, 2021.
“So, there is lots to see, and we’re delighted to welcome the community and students back to KAM,” Seydl said.
The museum will follow many of the same measures put in place last fall. Health and safety protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing, are outlined in the museum’s Know Before You Go.
Visitors are encouraged to use KAM’s timed ticketing system at go.illinois.edu/KAMreservations to plan their visit. Individuals and small groups are welcome, and the museum capacity is up to 20 people per hour. Walk-ins are accepted, and all visitors will be required to sign in upon arrival. Admission to KAM is always free.
Krannert Art Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, with late Thursday hours until 7 pm while U of I classes are in session. More information is available on the museum website, kam.illinois.edu.