Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) promotes a vibrant exchange of ideas in the visual arts. The museum’s rich permanent collection contains works of art dating from the fourth millennium BCE to the present, representing a broad range of cultures and varied modes of artistic expression. Located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, KAM is the second largest general fine arts museum in Illinois.

KAM is recognized for its collections of Ancient Andean, European, and American art, including 20th century paintings, photographs, and works on paper. The museum’s award-winning installation Encounters: The Arts of Africa celebrates the global reach and contemporary relevance of the arts of Africa and its diasporas. The museum’s panoramic collection, important exhibitions, and vibrant programs engage the campus and community, making KAM a vital cultural resource in the region.


current faculty

Jon Seydl, museum director; Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Art; Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art; Christine Saniat, exhibitions director and registrar; Julia Nucci Kelly, communications and marketing


visiting artists

Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Allan de Souza