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Japan House, Krannert Art Museum, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

As part of a tier one research university, the College of Fine and Applied Arts introduces students to rich traditions and innovative creations at its acclaimed sites for cultural study.

Among serene gardens and cherry trees, Japan House nurtures the traditional arts, culture, and aesthetics of Japan. Classes and outreach activities with a focus on Chado, the Way of Tea, bring diverse art forms to students and the public. Japan House and its gardens provide an immersive and welcoming environment where people can embrace tranquility and discover new perspectives.

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) promotes a vibrant exchange of ideas in the visual arts. The museum's rich permanent collection contains more than 10,000 works of art dating from the fourth millennium BCE to the present, representing a broad range of cultures and varied modes of artistic expression. In addition to being the second-largest general fine arts museum in Illinois, KAM engages diverse audiences and promotes interaction among artists, curators, students, and visitors through innovative programming and collaborations.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is the country's premier university-based performing arts complex, unique in both scale and mission. Through collaborative artistic relationships, signature programs including ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, $10 University of Illinois student tickets, and numerous free events, Krannert Center provides an uncommon gathering place for artistic excellence and creativity. As classroom, laboratory, and public square, the center supports the creation of new work, engages the community, and champions the exceptional academic programs and performances of the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Music