Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

From the nation’s premier performing arts venue to the second-largest fine art museum in the state, the university provides a rich variety of cultural experiences for research, education, and entertainment.

Cultural Centers

The cultural centers on campus offer the entire university community opportunities to learn about and to experience the rich historic traditions and modern living cultures that shape our world.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has several theatres that seat about 4,000 and annually host 350+ student and professional performances, as well as commencements, lectures, and other events, many of them free. Learn more about Krannert Center.

Krannert Art Museum

The Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is the second largest general fine art museum in the state of Illinois and operates within the College of Fine and Applied Arts. KAM has a permanent collection of more than 11,000 artworks from the 4th century BCE to the present. Learn more about KAM.

Japan House

Japan House is a teaching establishment, made up of Japanese tea rooms, class space, and surrounded by Japanese gardens. A unit of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Japan House has both university classes for academic credit, as well as community classes open to the public. Learn more about Japan House.

Spurlock Museum of World Cultures

The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum of World Cultures is a regional center for cultural and archaeological collections from throughout history and across the globe. The Spurlock Museum’s 9 permanent exhibits represent historical and contemporary peoples from around the world. Special exhibits, based in the Campbell Gallery, serve as a springboard for unique programs, tours, and special events. Learn more about Spurlock.

Snow in late April at the Japan House at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus was the fourth latest snowfall in the historical record.

Japan House

Japan House aims to make the beauty of traditional Japanese arts and culture accessible to everyone.