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Krannert Art Museum: Exhibitions Guide Archive: Supports

This guide assembles research guides for past Krannert Art Museum shows.


The materials of artworks and objects can suggest systems for working, a structured but adjustable ground upon which attachments can be made: grids, collage, abstraction, and repetition. Formal aesthetic and political uses of supports demonstrate close ties between artists and their subjects and offer elements that draw us closer.

Berenice Abbott

Yaka Works


Hedda Sterne

Sullivan and Adler

Jannis Spyropoulos

Jannis Spyropoulos 
Kelainos N. 2, 1963 
Oil on canvas 
38 ½ x 51 7/16 inches
Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum


Conrad Bakker

Isabelle Cornaro

Vera Klement

Vera Klement 
Homage to Caspar David Friedrich, 1979
Oil and encaustic on canvas 86 x 79 inches 

Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum

Purvis Young

Carl Chiarenza

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