KAM to Reopen Select Galleries August 22

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After a summer-long closure for renovations, Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is set to partially reopen on August 22, 2016. Museum hours are Monday–Saturday 9am–5pm; Thursdays (beginning August 25) the museum is open late until 9pm.

The Peabody Street entrance, connected to the Link Gallery, is recommended for visitors to the Espresso Royale Cafe and especially, students attending classes in KAM 62. This main entrance features storage lockers for large items and stairs/elevator for lower level access to permanent galleries, the Giertz Education Center, and KAM 62.

The Sixth Street Kinkead Pavilion entrance will be open, providing main level access to the Bow Gallery and Trees Gallery of pre-modern European and American painting and sculpture and the Contemporary Gallery, which will feature Borderland Collective: Northern Triangle (exhibition and reading room/resource area, opening August 26). The Kinkead Pavilion is fully accessible, including stairs/elevator for lower level access to permanent galleries and classrooms.

Permanent galleries that will reopen August 22 are:

  • Bow Gallery: European and American Art before 1950
  • Trees Gallery: Medieval and Early Modern Art
  • Arts of Ancient Peru: Andean and Meso-American Art before 1500
  • Art of the Ancient Mediterranean: Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Art
  • Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts: Ceramics, Pottery, Metalwork, Furnishings, etc.

Renovations will be completed in late October. The museum will celebrate with a Grand Opening reception in November.

All are invited to see the fully renovated galleries and new exhibitions:

Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance? | Curated by Amy L. Powell in the East Gallery

Making and Breaking Medieval Manuscripts | Co-curated by Maureen Warren and Anna Chen in the Asian Gallery

2016 Art + Design Faculty Exhibition | New work by U of I faculty in the Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery, Annex, and Light Court