Krannert Center builds community and helps ensure that everyone can access the arts through family-friendly performances, gatherings like Krannert Uncorked, and free music during ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival at Stage 5.
At celebrations and other special events, Japan House incorporates folk music featuring instruments such as the shakuhachi.
Japan House carefully documents the traditional clothing worn by presenters at Matsuri, a summer-ending festival. These Buddhist monks layer floral-patterned bags over their robes.
The intricately embroidered wool hummingbirds on this burial shroud suggest that it was made for a high-ranking member of the Nasca society. This brightly colored piece is part of Krannert Art Museum's extensive collection of works from the Americas.
Peru, Nasca (ca. 100 BCE). Mantle with hummingbird design (detail). Cotton, alpaca wool. Gift of Fred Olsen and the Art Acquisition Fund 1967-29-56. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.
OUTSIDE at the Research Park, July 2018
Dedicated to traditional aesthetics, Japan House offers classes and presentations on the tea ceremony, cooking, flower arranging, origami, and calligraphy by renowned practitioners including Shozo Sato, the founding director.
In addition to providing the founding gift for Krannert Art Museum, Ellnora D. Krannert and Herman Krannert donated many artworks, including this painting, to this institution recognized for both its collections and its activities that invite the public to learn more about other cultures and the creative process. This work by François Boucher is a model for a section of a large tapestry.
François Boucher (1703–1770), Les vendanges (The Grape Harvest), 1756. Oil on canvas. Gift of Ellnora D. Krannert 1972-12-1. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.