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  • Fran├žois Clouet. Portrait of Diane of France, Daughter of King Henri II, ca. 1555. Oil on panel. Gift of Merle J. and Emily N. Trees, 1941-1-1.

    Doctoral Student Research: Nancy Karrels Continues Provenance Research, Plans Exhibition at KAM

    Doctoral student Nancy Karrels was recently selected to participate in a German-American provenance research exchange program sponsored by German government agencies. The program is international in scope and will continue her important WWII-era provenance research at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, Karrels will curate the exhibition Provenance: A Forensic History of Art in the Kinkead Gallery at KAM from May 2017 through June 2018.

  • West Gallery, Krannert Art Museum. Making and Breaking Medieval Manuscripts, 2016. (Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly)

    KAM Lighting Renovation Part of Campus-wide Push for Sustainability

    Krannert Art Museum received a $40,000 grant from the Student Sustainability Committee at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which allowed the museum to upgrade lighting to LED which utilizes one tenth of the energy of the previous lighting system. The grant was part of a campus-wide sustainability initiative and reveals the museum's ongoing commitment to stewardship and sustainability.

  • Krannert Art Museum Education Director Anne Sautman, 2016 IAEA Art Educator of the Year (Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly)

    Anne Sautman Wins IAEA Art Educator of the Year

    The Illinois Art Education Association has named Anne Sautman of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the 2016 IAEA Museum Art Educator of the Year. This award recognizes exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member annually. The award was presented at the Illinois Art Education Association Conference in Normal, IL on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

  • KAM Curator Allyson Purpura and Asst. Professor Prita Meier Awarded NEH Planning Grant

    Krannert Art Museum curator of African Art Allyson Purpura and Prita Meier, Assistant Professor of Art History, have received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) planning grant for the museum exhibition World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean.

  • Studio Blue/KAM Awarded for Design Excellence

    The University and College Designers Association has honored Krannert Art Museum publications, designed by Studio Blue, Chicago, with three prestigious awards, including a gold award for the Blind Field exhibition catalogue (2013).

  • Kathleen Harleman Wins 2013 Ace Award for Arts Advocacy

    The Champaign County Arts Council 40 North/88 West awarded Krannert Art Museum Director Kathleen Harleman an ACE award for her arts advocacy work in Champaign-Urbana and the state of Illinois.

  • KAM Publications Win Prestigious Design Awards

    The catalogue for KAM's 2010 exhibition, The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux, was one of five publications to win Awards of Distinction from the Society of Typographic Arts (STA), as well as the Judge's Choice.