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Four new exhibitions celebrate Krannert Art Museum’s 50th anniversary

CHAMPAIGN, IL.- New exhibitions kick off Krannert Art Museum’s 50th Anniversary celebration, two of which highlight the breadth of KAM’s permanent collection. At Fifty: Krannert Art Museum, 1961–2011 (August 26 through October 23, 2011) celebrates the extraordinary range of KAM’s collection. In a unique, interactive architectural space, sculpture, painting, video, photography, decorative objects, and drawings co-mingle. Objects from ancient Greece and Latin America are featured in dialogue with nineteenth century European paintings and twentieth century video; realism sits astride abstraction; photography and drawings illustrate how artists have represented humanity for more than a century. Traditional hierarchies are removed, allowing the works to speak to each other and to viewers