Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Opening | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
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Krannert Center, designed by Illinois graduate Max Abramovitz, opened in April 1969 to high praise during its month-long dedication. A critic for The New York Times called the facility “one of the most ingeniously worked out art complexes anywhere,” and a writer for the Christian Science Monitor noted that “the performing arts now have a home equal to the gilded science-palaces that adorn other campuses.” Today, Krannert Center is recognized as the nation’s premier university-based performing arts center.

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Apr 19, 1969