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  • Conservation | "The Blue Gable" by Gabriele Münter

    In 2015, KAM contracted with Rimer Fine Art Conservation, a firm based in Chicago, for conservation work on Gabriele Münter’s oil painting The Blue Gable (1911). Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy L. Powell describes the project.

  • Jackie Wilson conserves Yves Klein Venus Bleue, 1962/1982

    Conservation | Yves Klein

    Conservator Jackie Wilson of Wilson Conservation, Brooklyn, NY, was recently onsite at KAM to conserve an Yves Klein sculpture in the permanent collection...

  • Conservation | "Kozangrodek III" (1973) by Frank Stella

    This summer, Krannert Art Museum partnered with conservators Luca Bonetti and Beth Nunan to conserve the museum's large sculptural collage by American artist Frank Stella. Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy L. Powell, outlines the work completed and briefly discusses Stella's career.

  • Student Profile | Mailys Facchi

    This spring, French graduate student Mailys Facchi worked as an intern with the KAM registration department as part of the collaborative exchange partnership between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and École du Louvre in Paris, France—a program which has been in place since summer 2012.

  • Works Progress Administration: Edwin Boyd Johnson

    Edwin Boyd Johnson, born in Watertown, Tennessee in 1904, grew up in Nashville. He first studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the National Academy of Design in New York. He worked with watercolors and oils, but is most known for the mural paintings he created during the New Deal. 

    Recently conserved by Chicago-based firm Restoration Division, the artist's Mural Painting had several major issues fixed before being installed in the exhibition Enough to Live On: Art from the WPA.