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Image of 2019 Acquired Taste Celebration, there can be seen a participant in all black with a teal jacked and her hair pulled back while looking at a display in front of here; in the background there is a blurred audience of which is comprised of other participants viewing art as well as musicians playing the bass, keyboard, and drums.

Acquired Taste Celebration

Event Type
Reception/Open House
Sponsored in part by Krannert Art Museum Council and organized by the following committee members: Mary Kay Dailey, Karen Devine, Debbie Eichelberger, Susan Feuille, Lori Hunt, Brice Hutchcraft, Mary Beth Kurasek, Chris Schaede, Kim Wurl, Lisa Kocheril (Chair)
Siebel Center for Design, 1208 S. Fourth St., Champaign
May 21, 2022   7:00 pm  
Krannert Art Museum
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Krannert Art Museum Calendar

The Krannert Art Museum Council invites members, friends, and art lovers to come together to celebrate the museum’s collection and to help it grow in new and exciting ways. This special event brings you behind the scenes to see how new works of art are selected for the museum. And exciting news for this year — Acquired Taste Celebration will be held at the new Siebel Center for Design, adjacent to Krannert Art Museum.


The evening includes musical entertainment, featuring musicians from Sinfonia da Camera, a delicious sit-down dinner catered by Michaels’ Catering, and fascinating art acquisitions—works that the curators and directors believe will be meaningful additions to the collection. Attendees will vote in order to put a favorite at the top of the standings. The winning work of art will be acquired with the evening’s proceeds.


There will also be a silent auction of original works of art by friends of KAM Council. Photographs of silent auction artwork are available on the Acquired Taste Celebration webpage.

We will be following all of the University of Illinois guidelines for gatherings. Specific details will be sent with invitations and ticket confirmation.




Event sponsorships are available at various levels, each coming with tickets and vote tokens. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please Contact Us.


If you would like to make an additional donation, please visit Krannert Art Museum | Contribute

To Attend

Due to tremendous response, this event is currently sold out. If you are a sponsor or ticket holder and have questions, please Contact Us.

We are grateful to our generous event sponsors for the 2022 Acquired Taste Celebration

Allen & Korkowski and Associates

Anderson Dental

Marc and Fran Ansel

George Batzli

Jane Brockway

Peter Cohen and Jeff Sposato

Deborah Day

Ann Einhorn

Susan Feuille

First State Bank

Beverly Friese

Elizabeth Goldwasser

Margaret Hansell

Peter and Joan Hood

Brice Hutchcraft

Nancy Johnson

Abe and Lisa Kocheril

Robert and Carol Lenz

Jon and Judith Liebman

Walter and Marguerite Maguire

Daniel McLean and Jon L. Seydl

Diane Miller

Nancy Morse

Walter and Jane Myers

Dann and Brenda Nardi

Richard Noel

Michael and Sheila O’Connor

Randy and Sheila Ott

Ed Perry and Martha Sierra Perry

David and Jean Peters

Alice Pfeffer

Gary and Fraeda Porton

Prairie State Bank

Gloria Rainer

Vaidas and Birute Simaitis

Cecile Steinberg

Rachael O’Byrne Sullivan and James Sullivan Memorial Fund

Robert and Bonnie Switzer

Ed and Nancy Tepper

Joy Crane Thornton

Marie Tompkins

Richard Wheeler and Pat Gill

Ed and Sharon Williams

Charles and Sarah Wisseman

Gaye Wong and Roger Clark

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