Lectures and Discussions at Krannert Art Museum

Discussions & Lectures | 2017

Krannert Art Museum enriches the learning environment for students, faculty, families and visitors by providing opportunities to engage on important topics in the visual arts.

January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May



January 2017

Opening Night | January 26, 2017

Celebrate with us and get a first look at the season's new art exhibitions. The evening will feature live music, refreshments, and the company of Champaign-Urbana art enthusiasts.

Private Preview & Reception for Museum Members | 5–6 pm Reception catered by Michaels' Catering

To attend, please RSVP to Chris Schaede by Friday, January 20 via email or by calling 217-244-0516.

Public Opening Reception | 6–7 pm
With opening welcome by Acting Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and Museum Director Kathleen Harleman at 6 pm.

Public opening reception hosted by the Krannert Art Museum Council.

Thursday, January 26 · 7:30 pm
Artist Performance | Autumn Knight
El Diablo y Cristo Negro
(60 min)
Influenced by the Festival de Cristo Negro (Black Christ Festival) and regional mythology in Portobelo, Panama, these scripted comedic dialogues explore the Devil and Black Christ as pivotal personas. Presented as part of the exhibition Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court Gallery | Map



February 2017

Thursday, February 2 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation | Making, Breaking, and Conserving Medieval Manuscripts

Join us for a gallery conversation with Anna Chen, curator at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Quinn Morgan Ferris, rare book conservator; moderated by Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art.
Location: KAM Main Level, West Gallery | Map


Thursday, February 9 · 5:30 pm
Scholar Lecture | Carol Symes
"Cherishing Charters in Medieval England: Archives of Passion, Aspiration, Longing, and Loss"

Join us for this talk by Carol Symes, associate professor of History, LAS Global Studies, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map


Friday, February 10 · 2 pm
Gallery Conversation | Religion, Race, Sexuality, and Performance
(60 minutes)
Faculty from a range of disciplines gather to respond to Autumn Knight's invitation to speak on themes related to the artist's work. Gallery visitors are encouraged to listen and participate.
Location: KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court Gallery | Map


Thursday, February 23 · 5:30 pm
Artist Talk | Zina Saro-Wiwa

Join us for an Artist Talk by exhibiting artist Zina Saro-Wiwa, presented as part of the School of Art + Design Visitors Series and the exhibition Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee, and Krannert Art Museum



March 2017

Thursday, March 2 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation | Land Grant

Join us for a gallery conversation exploring themes in the Land Grant exhibition, which draws from libraries, archives, and collections across campus to propose an expanded field for considering the university—its founding and history, land use practices, and questions of indigeneity—all while assessing the current status of public higher education in the United States.
Location: KAM Main Level, Contemporary Gallery | Map



Thursday, March 9 · 5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation | Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How To Dance?

Please join us for a gallery conversation with Teresa Barnes, associate professor of History, the Center for African Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and LAS Global Studies; Colleen Murphy, associate professor of Law and professor of Philosophy and Political Science; Ken Salo, lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning; moderated by Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Location: KAM Main Level, East Gallery | Map



Thursday, March 16 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Lecture | Maria Elena Buszek
"Art of Noise: Scholarship at the Crossroads of Art and Popular Music"

This marquee series of the Visitors Program is designed to showcase notable national and international artists, designers, and scholars whose work or point of view is engaging and topical. Please join us for a lecture by Maria Elena Buszek, associate professor of Art History at the University of Colorado, Denver
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee and Krannert Art Museum



April 2017

Thursday, April 6 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Lecture | Miwa Matreyek

This marquee series of the Visitors Program is designed to showcase notable national and international artists, designers, and scholars whose work or point of view is engaging and topical. Please join us for a lecture by Miwa Matreyek animator, director, designer, and performer.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee and Krannert Art Museum; additional support provided by the Jerrold Ziff Fund for Lectures in Modern Art

Friday, April 28 · 12 noon
Spring Luncheon & Lecture | Edward Feser
"Design and the Arts in Higher Education"

All are invited to join us for this seasonal event at the Champaign Country Club, featuring a talk by Edward Feser, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Location: Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect, Champaign

Public invited; reservations and advance payment are required. For more information, please contact Chris Schaede (by phone 217-244-0516 or email) no later than Thursday, April 20.



May 2017

Sunday, May 14 · 5pm
Exhibitions Closing

Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal
Land Grant
Light and Movement in Sculpture
Dynamic Strucutures: American Abstract Artists
School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition




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Image:

François Proulx, assistant professor of French, discusses Marcel Proust during the Attachment Gallery Conversation
Fall 2015
Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly