William Wegman (MFA '67) Returns to Campus and Krannert Art Museum

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Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art+Design hosted a visit by University of Illinois alumnus William Wegman March 3–5, 2015.

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During his time on campus, Wegman spent a day with current MFA students, including studio visits and critiques.

 

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He also generously spent creative time with local elementary school students in the Krannert Art Museum–Week at the Museum (KAM–WAM) program.

  

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Wegman's visit, sponsored in part by the Art + Design Ed Zagorski Visitors Fund, culminated with an artist talk attended by more than 400 visitors, including U of I Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Dean Edward Feser from the College of Fine + Applied Arts at Illinois. 

 

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After the talk was complete, visitors filled the museum's Contemporary Gallery to view the exhibition Artists Including Me: William Wegman

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Select Press Coverage

Joe Barlow from WCIAtelevision's ciLiving interviewed William Wegman about his work in the exhibition Artists Including Me : "The Underdog Side of William Wegman" (Air date: March 6, 2015)

The U of I News Bureau Arts & Humanities Editor Jodi Heckel on Wegman's campus visit.

February 27, 2015 Interview: "Artist, Alumnus William Wegman Returns to KAM

 

Melissa Merli, Arts and Entertainment editor of The News Gazette interviewed Wegman for an in-depth article published Sunday, March 1: "William Wegman and the Pull of Painting