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Krannert Art Museum’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins

artwork: Harold Edgerton - "Moving Skip Rope", 1952. - Silver gelatin print. - Promised gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation © MIT 2010. Courtesy of MIT Museum.

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 across time. A selection of artists includes: John Singleton Copley, Gustave Courbet, Walker Evans, Hans Hofmann, Jasper Johns, Isoda Koryūsai, Barbara Kruger, Edouard Manet, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, Edward Weston, and Frank Lloyd Wright.