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Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joined in July 2019

About Us

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is the second largest general fine art museum in the state of Illinois and operates within the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Krannert Art Museum is a catalyst at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and in the extended community to support interdisciplinary collaboration and the synthesis of knowledge for the benefit of current and future generations.

The museum is a cultural destination and a virtual presence that strives to enrich the human experience by inviting visitors to make connections through the visual arts between the past and present, between what is understood and what is unknown.

The museum fulfills its mission by:

  • acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, researching, and interpreting its collection of art from world cultures from ancient times to present day
  • exhibiting diverse and contemporary artists, embracing new media and technologies, and supporting emerging artists and the creative process
  • actively engaging a diverse range of audiences, including students, faculty, and local and broader communities
  • programming activities that encourage and inspire lifelong learning, contemplation, and a passion for understanding


The College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois is singular in the nation for its diversity, innovation, and breadth. Home to creative thinkers in the performing, visual, design, and environmental arts, our college encourages daring collaborations and deeper cultural understanding. Our bold artists, researchers, and educators include Guggenheim Fellows, Doris Duke Award winners, Fulbright Scholars, members of learned societies, decorated educators, and renowned performers. Our dynamic atmosphere motivates us to generate work that pushes boundaries and addresses society's most pressing challenges.

It inspires us, and it helps us inspire the world. We see the arts as a way to understand and express the human experience. We are leaders and explorers. We are problem solvers and builders of a bright future.

We dream big. Then we make it happen.

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is the second largest general fine art museum in the state of Illinois and operates within the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Krannert Art Museum is a catalyst at…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music

Location & Contact

  • mail
    kam@illinois.edu
  • 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, United States

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