blog postsConceptual art on auction site calls attention to culture of consumptionOct 16, 2006 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Type the key words "pink Melmac" into the search window on ebay.com and you're likely to find a few dozen matches. At any given time, such a search yields gravy boats, butter dishes, cups, saucers, plates and just about every other type of item manufactured and marketed in the 1950s as part of the now-retro Melmac brand of dinnerware.Concert choir to perform in 9/11 observance on U. of I. campusAug 26, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Concert Choir will present a 9/11 observance performance, beginning promptly at 7:46 a.m. on that date, in Smith Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.Concert jazz band's new CD is all-student effort of writing, arrangingJan 24, 2011 9:00 am69 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Just listen. That's the first thing anyone should do with the new CD "Freeplay," released this month by the University of Illinois' Concert Jazz Band.Concert to honor professor for pioneering scholarship on British musicJul 17, 2012 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The North American British Music Studies Association will honor Nicholas Temperley, professor emeritus of musicology at the University of Illinois, with a concert on July 28 celebrating his 80th birthday. Temperley forged the field of scholarly research in 19th-century British music; the concert, "Anglo-American Musical Connections," will feature works by British and American composers.Conference teaches culture of conserving energyMay 11, 2012 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When anthropologist Susan Mazur-Stommen introduced herself to co-workers at her new high-tech job, she didn't hesitate to confront the elephant - or perhaps the dinosaur - in the room. In a blog post on the website for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, she wrote, "The popular image of anthropologists has us paddling up the Amazon in search of un-contacted tribes." But Mazur-Stommen is a practicing anthropologist, the kind who uses their training to tackle real-world problems in areas such as health care and international development, typically performing research for corporations such as Intel and Microsoft, or utility companies such as Southern California Edison, rather than the academy.Conservation work gives old paintings a new lookSep 9, 2016 9:00 am669 views Several galleries at Krannert Art Museum reopened at the start of the fall semester, and some of the paintings hung there now have a fresher, brighter look.Contemporary Brazilian art to be featured in new Krannert exhibitionJan 16, 2013 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Since the 1940s, Brazil has been called the "country of the future." The tag has hung on for so long, it has generated another adage: "Brazil is the country of the future - and always will be." This position perpetually on the cusp serves in part as the inspiration for "Blind Field," an exhibition of contemporary Brazilian art opening at Krannert Art Museum on Jan. 25 (Friday).Contemporary comics: More than superheroesApr 5, 2016 9:15 am458 views A Minute With...™ Carol Tilley, professor and one of six judges of the Will Eisner Comic Industry AwardsContemporary East Asian art curators to meet, discuss their disciplineFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Art historians and curators from across the nation will gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Feb. 17-18 for "Making a Scene: Curating Contemporary East Asian Art in the U.S."Contemporary works on paper by 10 artists to be featured at I spaceSep 5, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A diverse selection of works on paper by 10 artists will be on view Sept. 7 through Oct. 13 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Contest gives students chance to show how to reduce electronic wasteJan 4, 2011 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College students: Blow the dust off those once-cutting-edge phones, desktop computers and VCR players that were muscled into the back of the closet by their smarter and slicker descendants. Your outdated electronic components - spruced up with a bit of ingenuity - may still have productive lives ahead, reducing electronic waste and helping save the planet.Course shows benefits of cooperative efforts among architects, plannersApr 20, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although they typically function independently from each other, architects, landscape architects and urban planners sometimes cross paths while engaged in community development or urban renewal projects.Creative architectural projects subject of two new I space exhibitionsJan 26, 2006 9:00 am333 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Innovative architectural projects will be featured in two new exhibitions on view Feb. 3-25 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Cultural landscapes 'created from nature, shaped by humans'Nov 7, 2006 9:00 am84 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The word "landscape" often conjures up pastoral images of meadows dotted with cows and haystacks under a threatening sky, or perhaps a sunny beach scene with waves breaking in the background. Slip one of those painted images into a frame and it becomes a landscape.Curators hope visitors to exhibition at Krannert Art Museum have a blastJan 10, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Borrowing a phrase from the popular 1970s television program "Good Times," a new exhibition opening Jan. 25 at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum could be described as "dyn-o-mite!"Current state of European union to be examined April 10-13Mar 28, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The current state of the European Union will be examined in-depth at a series of events planned April 10-13 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Dalkey Archive Press honored by National Book Critics CircleJan 24, 2011 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A nonprofit publishing enterprise once described by its founder as "a hopelessly quixotic venture" has been named recipient of the National Book Critics Circle's Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.Dance, architecture students collaborate on sustainable dance spaceMay 11, 2009 9:00 am337 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students in the School of Architecture and the department of dance at the University of Illinois worked together to design and build a much-needed graduate dance rehearsal space on the second level of the East Art Annex 2 in Urbana.Dance performances, new art exhibitions featured at Krannert Art MuseumSep 5, 2013 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dance performances both live and in video installations are being featured this month at Krannert Art Museum - not to be confused with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The dance exhibitions represent the second installment in the art museum's Openstudio series, which presents live musical or dance performances in conjunction with artist residencies, intended to forge interdisciplinary learning and cultural exchange.Dance professor Tere O'Connor one of 20 named a Doris Duke ArtistApr 30, 2013 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tere O'Connor, a professor of dance at the University of Illinois, has been granted a Doris Duke Artist Award. The awards represent a deep investment in the potential of the 20 recipient artists, who each receive an unrestricted $225,000 grant, plus $25,000 to fund an audience-development project and another $25,000 to invest in a retirement account that will allow them to continue their creative work later in life.Dance professor uses cellphone app to bring audience into theatrical performancesApr 6, 2016 9:45 am640 views The first message an audience member receives before a theatrical or music performance or dance is to turn off cellphones and refrain from texting or taking photos. John Toenjes, music director for the University of Illinois dance department, is telling audiences the opposite: Leave your phones on, and use them to interact with and enhance what you are seeing onstage.Dancer-choreographer's photos to be on display in exhibition at IllinoisNov 3, 2008 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Artistic director, dancer and choreographer Robert Wood will present selected photographs from his repertory works in an exhibition that opens Nov. 11 at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.Dancer-choreographer ups the tempo with new book and dance collageDec 10, 2009 9:00 am189 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Keeping pace with dancer-choreographer Cynthia Oliver is always a challenge. The woman knows how to move.Dance scholars turn editors for new book on dance training practicesApr 9, 2008 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - According to University of Illinois dance professor Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, published research on modern and postmodern dance was fairly sparse until about a quarter of a century ago. Most of what existed was limited to books on dance history or biographies of dancers and choreographers, or was otherwise narrowly focused.Daniel J. Perrino, beloved U. of I. educator, dies at 91Aug 18, 2012 11:45 am149 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Daniel J. Perrino, professor emeritus of music and recipient of the Chancellor’s Medallion at the University of Illinois, died Friday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 91.David Weightman named director of School of Art and DesignNov 13, 2003 9:00 am56 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David Weightman today was named the director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Weightman's appointment, effective Dec. 16, was approved by the university's board of trustees at its meeting in Urbana.'Days of Heaven,' Tilda Swinton and Jack Black all part of 2013 'Ebertfest'Mar 22, 2013 9:00 am254 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Terrence Malick's 1978 film "Days of Heaven" won an Oscar for best cinematography, and Roger Ebert likely found that no surprise. It is "above all one of the most beautiful films ever made," Ebert said in a 1997 review.'Defining Values for Research and Technology' to be topic of yearlong analysisOct 10, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The image of the university as an ivory tower is rapidly dissolving as increased government and private funding is contributing to a new reality: the university as an engine for growth in a rapidly evolving, knowledge-based world economy.Deke Weaver's performance work reflects diverse artistic backgroundApr 25, 2008 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When Deke Weaver takes the stage, audiences are well advised to strap themselves in for a wild ride.Design center to open doors to public Dec. 16 in UrbanaDec 11, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students and faculty in architecture, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are taking their knowledge of good urban design to the streets - or more precisely, to 112 W. Main St. in downtown Urbana. That's the new home of Civitas: the University of Illinois Community Design Center, an innovative town-gown enterprise that opens its doors to the public from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 16).Design conference at Illinois focuses on nexus of design, business, technologyMar 17, 2005 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While filling the tea kettle in the morning, most people probably don't give a whole lot of thought to the shape or style of the kettle, let alone ponder why the handle on the tap is angled just so.Design-conference book a must-have for leading U.S. design housesDec 12, 2005 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Academic conference proceedings aren't typically regarded as must-read page-turners. But "IMPACT," a limited-edition, illustrated book documenting an industrial design conference held last spring at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is reportedly turning heads in the design world.Designing for healthy lifestyle to be topic of this year's U. of I. Planning InstituteFeb 8, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Community Design for Healthy Lifestyles" is the theme of the 2005 Planning Institute set for March 3-4 at the University of Illinois.Design professors use native fibers, farm waste to make sustainable paperJan 30, 2014 9:00 am241 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While most artists aspire to have their best work hung on the walls of galleries and museums, two professors in the University of Illinois School of Art and Design have a different dream: They hope their work might provide corrugated cardboard, laminated building materials, or maybe the insulation hidden behind the art gallery walls. Eric Benson, a professor of graphic design, and Steve Kostell, a professor of art and design, are collaborators in Fresh Press - a research project focused on using indigenous fibers and agricultural waste to make environmentally friendly paper products.Digitization project yielding searchable texts, preserving original booksAug 8, 2011 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A large-scale project designed to bring old and often obscure books into the digital age has yielded a surprising bonus at the University of Illinois: Not only will the text of the books become fully searchable online, but the original versions - the old-fashioned kind a reader can hold - are being rescued from the library stacks, repaired and preserved.Diplomat to be featured speaker at U. of I.'s Japan House eventMar 28, 2007 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kenji Shinoda, the consul general of Japan in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the annual spring open house on April 14 at Japan House at the University of Illinois.Director of U. of I.'s Japan House to take paper cranes to Japan on peace tourFeb 16, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When Japan House director Kimiko Gunji embarks on a tour of Japan next month, she'll be doing more than just chaperoning a group of tourists. She'll be directing a personally planned peace mission.Distinguished lecturers to appear for annual MillerComm seriesJan 31, 2013 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Royal residences, racial stereotypes, social activism and international terrorism are among the topics to be addressed by the spring 2013 Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures. The annual series, begun in 1973, is supported by the George A. Miller Endowment along with several University of Illinois units.Documentaries were 'hot' in Spain in 1930s, author saysNov 29, 2005 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Today, the term "documentary" usually brings to mind video exposés of corporate or political wrong-doing. Or perhaps the exploits of a near-extinct indigenous species struggling to survive in some remote locale. And while such films may have mass appeal, they more typically are relegated to the margins of popular culture.Documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir to be shown at 'Ebertfest'Jan 15, 2014 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The new documentary "Life Itself," about the life of Roger Ebert, will be one of the 12 films shown at this year's Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 23-27 to Champaign and Urbana, Ill.Documentary, book explore icons of 20th century American artDec 8, 2005 9:00 am53 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - You won't need a Ph.D in art history to appreciate a new documentary and companion book on 20th-century American art by Jonathan Fineberg and John Carlin. The only prerequisite required of those tuning in or turning the pages of "Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art" is a genuine interest in the American experience.Donald Mullally, public radio pioneer, dies at 77Jan 23, 2015 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Donald Mullally, former general manager of WILL and National Public Radio board chairman, died Tuesday (Jan. 20) at home in Champaign. He was 77. Mullally guided NPR through its worst financial crisis and led a restructuring of the public radio system.Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet LaureateMar 3, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein will be among the writers featured at the Early Spring Literary Festival at the University of Illinois March 13-16.Ebert documentary, Spike Lee and Oliver Stone all part of 2014 'Ebertfest'Mar 20, 2014 9:00 am42 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Roger Ebert will not be at his namesake festival this year, but he will kick it off just the same. "Life Itself," a documentary about the late film critic's life, will open this year's Roger Ebert's Film Festival, running April 23-27 in Champaign-Urbana.'Ebertfest' lineup includes film about David Foster Wallace, with Jason Segel as guestMar 25, 2015 9:00 am162 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "The End of the Tour," a new film about a journalist's five insightful days with "Infinite Jest" author David Foster Wallace, will be among the featured films at this year's Roger Ebert's Film Festival, running April 15-19 in Champaign-Urbana.'Ebertfest' to feature 'Citizen Kane,' early Tom Hanks, Iranian Oscar winnerMar 23, 2012 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane," often cited as the greatest film ever made, is coming to the 14th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 25-29 in Champaign-Urbana.Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am891 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival returns for an 18th year in April, and those who want the whole experience can soon purchase festival passes.Ebert film fest to feature poetry, romance, murder, award-winning guestsMar 17, 2011 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A restored silent classic, "Metropolis," will open the 13th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival or "Ebertfest," coming April 27 to May 1 to Champaign-Urbana. A documentary about Chicago's "Louder Than a Bomb" youth poetry slam will close it.Ebert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with dataSep 13, 2018 10:15 am813 views The first Roger Ebert Symposium will explore the cinematic presentation of science with help from an IMAX film shot from space, a former astronaut and a diverse group of academics and experts.Ecology and the arts are focus of Sonified Sustainability FestivalApr 17, 2017 9:15 am294 views The Sonified Sustainability Festival, presented at the University of Illinois during Earth Week and in its second year, celebrates sustainable practices in the arts.