Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) promotes a vibrant exchange of ideas in the visual arts. The museum’s rich permanent collection contains more than 10,000 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.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Schools

Krannert Art Museum’s school tours are designed to provide in-depth explorations of a few works of art. Typically in a one-hour tour, students will visit four galleries and discuss one to two works of art in each gallery. The goal is to encourage students to strengthen their ability to look closely, think critically about the works of art, and formulate their own interpretations based on the contextual information provided by the guide.

supports classroom learning in:
Art.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, Medieval Art, Native Americans, European Art, Renaissance Art, Storytelling.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 60 max. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 60 minutes-90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 5:1 to 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 5:1 to 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 5:1 to 15:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) promotes a vibrant exchange of ideas in the visual arts. The museum’s rich permanent collection contains more than 10,000 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.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Krannert Art Museum’s school tours are designed to provide in-depth explorations of a few works of art. Typically in a one-hour tour, students will visit four galleries and discuss one to two works of art in each gallery. The goal is to encourage students to strengthen their ability to look closely, think critically about the works of art, and formulate their own interpretations based on the contextual information provided by the guide.

supports classroom learning in:
Art.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, Medieval Art, Native Americans, European Art, Renaissance Art, Storytelling.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 60 max. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 60 minutes-90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 5:1 to 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 5:1 to 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies, 5:1 to 15:1. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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