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Address: 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6913
Phone Number: +1 217-244-0516
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Excellent University Museum

This is a nice small museum at U of I Good quality works in all media worth visiting Temporary exhibits are worth the time and its just an enjoyable part of a big 10 university... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a nice small museum at U of I Good quality works in all media worth visiting Temporary exhibits are worth the time and its just an enjoyable part of a big 10 university campus

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Filled with everything from ancient Egyptian to contemporary photography. Plus a gallery of African Art. Very interesting and worth a visit. Depending on what kind of art you like your visit could take about two - three hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Definitely worth a visit - the Taft sculptures are intense and there's a variety of art from around the world and throughout the centuries.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Nice University museum but certainly not the best I have seen. A friend and I went here for a special exhibit but took advantage of the opportunity to walk through their permanent exhibits as well. The permanent collection is of decent size but the quality of work isn't the best. While they have pieces from some well known artists they... More 

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Thank Hpmicks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Average permanent collection with really enjoyable exhibition galleries. Great mix of new media and contemporary art - plan to spend and hour to get through all the exhibits at a leisurely pace.

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Thank g & t m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Our family loves the Krannert Art Museum. The temporary art is welcomed, the contemporary paintings are alarming, the traditional art is a staple. The sculptures are impressive. It's a quiet environment with a nice collection.

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Thank Geri C
Western Springs, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I was visiting campus with my two tween sons, and wanted to see some of the new items on campus since attending over 20 years ago. This was a great introduction to modern art. They had some electronic examples, paintings, and sculptures. It was free to get in with a suggested donation of $3 near the pamphlets. There was a... More 

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Madawaska, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The basement houses a collection of eygptian artifacts, greek pottery, artifacts from the time of Incas plus a whole lot more..The ground floor houses some nice early paintings and some contemporary art. I was really impressed with the collection in the basement. There is a cafe I believe on the ground floor.

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1 Thank Paul_Dumond
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The collections are vast, basically if an Alumni has something to donate, the Museum needs to find a place. and put it in perspective of a collecting point of view. a challenge - BUT definitely great for a place in the mid of Illinois to have such a collection at all

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Many students are not aware of how great this gem of a museum is! I've been to great museums around the globe and this one has less (no) crowd (no wait) and is full of fantastic items. It's larger than you would think and so interesting. I encourage any student, local resident or faculty to visit - often.

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