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Krannert Art Museum

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Top university art musem!

You never know what you may find here- cutting edge contemporary art to folk art to old masters... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
jfadds
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chicago
Good collection

They've a nice collection - some Egyptian, ancient Greek, classical paintings etc. They also have... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
kmz88
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

You never know what you may find here- cutting edge contemporary art to folk art to old masters. The shows are well done and informative- what a great resource for the students and visitors. Always worth a stop to see what is up.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

They've a nice collection - some Egyptian, ancient Greek, classical paintings etc. They also have themed exhibits like porcelain from China, art forensics etc, which are nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Krannert may not impress people used to large, international museums, but for a city the size of Champaign-Urbana, it combines a very nice permanent collection with fascinating, well-designed temporary exhibits, especially since its renovation (was it a full renovation? I'm not sure, but the layout...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jacques H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Small town 'art museum' must not be anything, right? NOPE, not when it's connected to the U of I! Always a surprising selection from the vast permanent collection will delight even the most 'big city' connoisseur. Astonishing that admission is always free. Think of it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SallyAnn W
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Well, if you are interested in art in Champaign, you'll end up at the Krannert. While it does not compare to museums in larger cities, I enjoyed a little over an hour here. Unfortunately, several galleries were being redone - but I particularly enjoyed some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Went here with my parents and we were surprised by the size and quality of the museum. We ran out of time to see everything, so we are planning to go back next time they visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We enjoyed a brief visit during the summer with the students away. Metered parking was convenient at an adjacent lot. There was a modern installation that we didn’t care for, but also varied examples of a range of art on two floors. Many of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James M
Reviewed 13 June 2018

It was a pleasant surprise that this campus based museum showcased world class art and ancient artifacts - think British Museum quality. The upper floor had outstanding art from the middle ages through modern times. But for me the magic was on the lower floor....More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank RedClayRambler
Reviewed 31 May 2018

And free! If you're in the area and have some time to kill, drop by. Sadly, the locker room has only about 3 working lockers left, so don't take heavy stuff that you'll have to drag around the building.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JamieNYC10003
Reviewed 28 May 2018

When you have a couple of hours for an educational and quiet museum and you aren't in Chicago, come here.

Date of experience: July 2017
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