The Krannert Art Museum (KAM) featured a new exhibit that amplified Latina/x girls’ voices through multimedia works. Centering their lived experiences, the exhibit created space for the girls to represent their stories, languages, and cultures in humanizing and empowering ways.
Arts can be a powerful agent for community change. As more communities adopt creative placemaking strategies, urban planners are reimagining how to collect, interpret, and share data to help transform communities.
Construction on the FirstFollowers Learning Lab began in 2018 and is an ongoing project that uses design-build principles to teach carpentry, residential construction, and landscape skills to formerly incarcerated people in the Urbana-Champaign community.
Krannert Center welcomed the return of public, in-person audiences in spectacular style with the 2021 ELLNORA guitar festival. Many of the Center’s patrons considered this re-opening as a return to normalcy, where artists and attendees alike came together for the communal experience of creating and enjoying music.