Krannert Art Museum is continually searching for ways to make its permanent collection more accessible to the public.
In fall 2015, the museum installed two walls of cases on the museum lower level, adjacent to the KAM Auditorium. The curatorial and collection management teams collaborated to present a selection of small and medium-sized works that are typically not on view in other permanent gallery spaces.
These lower level cases highlight a wide range of works from the collection, including ancient Peruvian objects, neolithic Chinese ceramics, turn-of-the-century European and American ceramics, sculpture, and contemporary ceramics and glass. These collection groupings rotate, and new objects are presented each semester.
Pictured here, from left to right, are sculptures by Lithuanian-born modernist Jacques Lipchitz, generously gifted by the Jacques and Yulia Lipchitz Foundation, and works of contemporary art glass, including works from the extensive contemporary glass art collection of Jon and Judith Liebman that have been donated to the permanent collection at KAM.