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Krannert Art Museum, Champaign

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Located on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign, KAM is the second largest general fine arts museum in Illinois. The museum’s exhibitions and programs offer dynamic points of connection for students, researchers, educators, and the community. Learn more at
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  • ….the Krennert sits in the middle of the university town, a rather strange building designed by Ambrose Richardson in the 1960s influenced by Meis van der Rohe, though later additions have obscured...  more »
  • The Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois, has 63,000 square feet of space that showcases 10,000 works of art from the fourth century BC to the present. Located at 500 East Peabody Drive in...  more »
  • Good university gallery, many new exhibition's throughout the year. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
  • KAM's collection shows some variety, and the Ancient Peruvian artifacts are especially interesting (the lighting there, however, is very underwhelming). Interpretive information in the permanent exhibition galleries is kept to a bare minimum, except for a few pieces. The flow between galleries is a bit weird: I can't remember in my other museum visits that I had to cross a classroom to proceed from one gallery to the next. Nonetheless, this place is free and quiet, and the staff is friendly. It makes a nice indoor escape from a hot summer day or a bleak winter day. Last, more than 1/3 of the galleries were closed in preparation for new exhibitions during my visit (it seems to me that too much of their space is used for temporary exhibitions). I am looking forward to seeing more of what this museum has to offer the next time I'm in town.

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