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  • Reinvented decorative arts gallery at Krannert Art Museum tells diverse stories

    Photo of a life-sized cast of a man's body, standing against the sheared-off side of a large vase and decorated with various patterns and colors.

    Krannert Art Museum has reinstalled its Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts to highlight new acquisitions and tell the stories of diverse artists, as well as examine the history of decorative arts collecting. The centerpiece of the gallery is a large sculpture by Roberto Lugo that integrates global ceramic traditions with imagery from contemporary urban life.

     

    Roberto Lugo, "Yo Soy Boricua: A DNA Study," 2019. Resin, acrylic paint, chalk and MDF. Museum purchase through the John N. Chester Fund. 2022-15-1

     

    Courtesy Krannert Art Museum

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Maureen Warren, email maureen@illinois.edu. For more information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at jkell@illinois.edu.