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  • Reinstallation of KAM's ancient Andean art collection will show artistic exchange between cultures

    Photo of a tree made from textiles with a figure at the top, birds in the branches and four figures sitting beside its base.

    Krannert Art Museum is researching its ancient Andean art collection in preparation for a major reinstallation. In addition to objects from major cultural groups such as Inca, the collection contains materials from small cultural groups not often exhibited in museums. Those objects provide a look at the dynamic exchanges between cultures.

    Chancay, North Central Coast, Peru; Pacay Tree Sculpture, 1000-1450 BCE, Late Intermediate Period; Cotton with camelid hair and human hair, 29 7/8 x 21 ¼ in.; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, The Fred Olsen Collection; 1967-29-309

    Courtesy Krannert Art Museum


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jon Seydl, email To contact Allyson Purpura, email To contact Kasia Szremski, email More information about the Andean art collection is available online. For information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at