Architecture students take top honors in competition Aug 18, 2000 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Architecture students from the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois took top honors in the "Keys to the Future Design Competition" sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago. Architecture to be featured in I space exhibits Nov 20, 2000 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The art of architecture takes center stage next month in two new exhibitions at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' to open Ebert Film Fest Mar 14, 2019 3:45 pm928 views An Aretha Franklin concert film from nearly 50 years ago, now restored and released, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.” Art about Black experiences headlines faculty exhibition at Krannert Art Museum Sep 22, 2022 9:00 am630 views The “Black on Black on Black on Black” exhibition at Krannert Art Museum showcases the work of Black art and design faculty members in a new approach to the annual faculty art event. Art and architecture faculty awarded fellowships Apr 6, 2017 12:30 pm750 views Three University of Illinois faculty in the College of Fine and Applied Arts have been awarded prestigious academic fellowships in their fields. Anne Burkus-Chasson and Prita Meier have been appointed senior fellows at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and Paul Hardin Kapp has been awarded the 2017 James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship. Art and Design seniors' work featured in Krannert Art Museum exhibition May 5, 2022 11:30 am713 views The annual exhibition includes work from a variety of disciplines and allows students to highlight their senior projects. Art and design students exhibit their work at Krannert Art Museum May 6, 2016 9:00 am785 views Krannert Art Museum will exhibit the work of seniors in the School of Art and Design during the final week of the school year. Art and music harmonize at Art Remastered performances at Krannert Art Museum Feb 12, 2018 8:00 am310 views Krannert Art Museum will host Art Remastered, a performance by six local musicians who composed new music in response to a piece of art at the museum. Art by U. of I. veteran provides narrative of Iraq and Kuwait experience Apr 26, 2006 9:00 am99 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Not all veterans returning from tours of duty in the Middle East are as well-equipped to process, express and share their war experiences as Aaron Hughes. Art exhibition encourages discussions about revolution during Russian Revolution centennial Aug 29, 2017 8:45 am307 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum uses the centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and contemporary artworks to spark conversations about the broader concept of revolution. Art exhibition examines political violence, war Aug 25, 2006 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Political violence and war are among the themes that will be explored in an exhibition on view Sept. 8 through Oct. 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Art exhibition in Chicago to spotlight work by MFA students at Illinois Mar 8, 2011 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Twenty-three student artists working in media ranging from traditional oil paint and photography to raw sugar and crochet will share their progress toward Master of Fine Arts degrees with an exhibition at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St., in Chicago, March 25 through April 3. Artist, alumnus William Wegman returns to KAM Feb 27, 2015 9:00 am201 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Artist William Wegman is best known for his photographs of his Weimaraners, but his work also includes painting, drawing and video. Wegman received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1967, and he'll return to campus next week to speak at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, at 5:30 p.m. March 5. Artistic challenge: Keeping count of this professor's projects Apr 25, 2007 9:00 am142 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If University of Illinois art and design professor John Jennings were a superhero, he'd probably be drawn with multiple limbs and a large, oversized right brain. Artist-in-residence encouraging students to re-imagine 'stock' photos Mar 1, 2011 9:00 am53 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The first time Ben Aqua was offered the chance to sell one of his photographs as a "stock" illustration, he wasn't sure whether to be flattered or insulted. After all, in the publishing trade, the term "stock photography" has traditionally referred not to fine art but rather to generic images that can be used to illustrate "soft" news articles, such as stories about lifestyle trends, season events, or health advice. Aqua, a photographer and new media artist, has participated in exhibitions in Paris, Los Angeles, Dallas and Philadelphia. Did he really want to sell his artistic photographs to illustrate a lifestyle story in a German fashion magazine? Artist in-residence helping to create new theatrical work May 1, 2015 9:00 am170 views Lisa Gaye Dixon moves deliberately across the floor of the rehearsal stage, throwing her arms wide, hunching her shoulders and extending her hand from her forehead like a feather. Her expression is sometimes questioning, sometimes intense. Her costume includes a floor-length skirt supported by a crinoline underneath and a white ruff around her neck, echoing a picture of a black Elizabeth I on a board at the edge of the stage. Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyes Apr 3, 2018 8:00 am248 views Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme want you to listen to, and not just look at, their work on view at Krannert Art Museum. Artists consider nuclear industry's legacy in Krannert Art Museum exhibition Oct 10, 2019 2:30 pm881 views The exhibition “Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape” at Krannert Art Museum spotlights the impact of the nuclear industry on the landscape. Artists, critics, curators converge in fall lecture series Sep 12, 2003 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eight innovative artists, critics and curators whose work defies categorization will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall as participants in a lecture series titled "REAL LIFE: Expanding Economies of Cultural Production." Artist's future forest anything but a tranquil woods Dec 3, 2007 9:00 am373 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mutant monkeys and bunnies and fungi ... oh my! Artist's solo show emphasizes Black resilience through historic vigilantism Dec 20, 2021 11:30 am520 views Patrick Earl Hammie’s show combines celebratory drawings from “Soul Train” with painted images of lynch mobs. Artist to exhibit photo collage, abstract works in local spring exhibitions Apr 4, 2019 1:30 pm473 views University of Illinois professor and artist Stacey Robinson will show his photo collages and abstract drawings at several shows this spring. Artist uses location, weather and other data to create sculptural landscapes Jan 25, 2017 8:00 am1179 views Artist Stephen Cartwright uses data he collects about himself and his environment to create sculptural landscapes. Arts festival to examine human interaction with natural world Feb 22, 2010 9:00 am151 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Public parking lots, flying carp and the mysteries of crop circles will be among the environmental themes explored in an upcoming arts festival that focuses on how we shape the land and how it shapes us. Arturo Sandoval concert moves to Krannert Center tonight Apr 13, 2011 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Arturo Sandoval concert scheduled for Friday night has been moved from the Allerton Music Barn in Monticello to the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana because of hot weather. AsiaFest to celebrate all Asian and Pacific Island cultures on Saturday Apr 29, 2013 9:00 am46 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House has always celebrated Children's Day (formerly known as Boys' Day), but this year, it has joined with the Asian American Cultural Center to host AsiaFest, a celebration of all Asian and Pacific Island cultures. Authority on fellow Swiss artist Paul Klee named director of Krannert Art Museum Mar 30, 2000 9:00 am70 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An internationally known authority on the work of Swiss artist Paul Klee has been named director of the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, pending approval of the UI Board of Trustees at its April 12-13 meeting in Chicago. Balkan relief benefit concert set for Feb. 22 Feb 7, 2000 9:00 am80 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For centuries, ethnic, religious and political differences have divided the various groups of people who inhabit the Balkans, yet many of the Balkan people remain linked by shared aspects of musical heritage. That heritage will be celebrated during the Balkan Relief Benefit Concert Feb. 22 at the University of Illinois. BAM! WAP! KA-POW! Library prof bops doc who K.O.'d comic book industry Feb 11, 2013 9:00 am3084 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Behavioral problems among teenagers and preteens can be blamed on the violence, sex and gore portrayed in the media marketed to them - that was the topic of televised public hearings held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1954 to address the scourge of comic books. The hearings, which resulted in the decimation of what was an enormous comic book industry, had been inspired in large part by the book "Seduction of the Innocent," by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, based on his own case studies. Best recent African films to be shown during U. of I.-sponsored festival Feb 4, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign-Urbana audiences will have a rare opportunity to screen a half dozen of the best films originating from the African continent in the past few years. BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art Museum May 4, 2017 9:30 am585 views The School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition at Krannert Art Museum allows seniors to show the best of their work. Biography of Egyptian queen shows her influence on Cairo's architecture Mar 22, 2021 9:30 am1190 views Book uses female sultan’s story to examine the cultural history of medieval-era Cairo and the influence of women in the Islamic world. Black girls create a space of their own in 'Homemade, With Love' exhibition at KAM Aug 25, 2020 11:30 am1766 views A Krannert Art Museum exhibition includes artwork by local middle school girls as well as prominent Black female artists. Black women in Africa and African diaspora topic of conference Apr 28, 2000 9:00 am343 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An upcoming conference at the University of Illinois will focus on a variety of topics pertaining to black women in Africa and the African diaspora. Blind U. of I. staff member creates Braille diploma for recent graduate Aug 19, 2008 9:00 am468 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Christie Lynn Gilson recently graduated from the University of Illinois with a doctorate in special education. Because she is legally blind, she wouldn't have been able to read her own diploma without the assistance of some dedicated university staff members. Bond ... James Bond ... turns 60 and is to be celebrated at Illinois Mar 25, 2013 9:00 am416 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning." That's the opening line of "Casino Royale," the novel that introduced secret agent James Bond to the world, launching a franchise of books and blockbuster movies that continues to this day. April 13 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of "Casino Royale," and the University of Illinois will recognize the event with a collaborative celebration hosted by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Spurlock Museum, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. Book by Illinois music professor looks at how Brazilian forro music, environment are connected Dec 3, 2018 8:45 am739 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers writes in his new book about forro music of Brazil and its connections to the environment, drought and politics. Book celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campus Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am4518 views A new book, “An Illini Place – Building the University of Illinois Campus,” covers the history of the planning and building of the University of Illinois campus and why the campus looks the way it does. Book Corner: Historian traces the making of samba in Brazil Mar 19, 2015 9:00 am131 views The U.S. and Brazil have a few things in common. Both are continent-spanning nations that began as European colonies. Both have a history of African slavery. And both developed iconic music with strong roots in their respective black communities. Book Corner: Images capture vernacular architecture and its inhabitants Feb 5, 2009 9:00 am23 views Architecture professor and world traveler extraordinaire James Warfield returned briefly to the Illinois campus in January following the opening of his “Roads Less Traveled” photography exhibition in Shanghai. He stuck around long enough to unpack his suitcase, do laundry and re-pack before embarking on his next journey: a return trip to Rajasthan, India. Book Corner: Photographer Berenice Abbott profiled in author's first book Apr 7, 2011 9:00 am76 views Terri Weissman's first book has generated considerable buzz for the undervalued photographer it profiles. "The Realisms of Berenice Abbott: Documentary Photography and Political Action" was published in January as the winner of the 2010 Phillips Book Prize. It has been excerpted in Scope, the new magazine started by former Gravitas editor Ian Garrick Mason, and also in Berfrois, a scholarly news aggregation website. Book examines history of Mexico City's public square, evolution of Mexican spatial identities Mar 9, 2022 1:45 pm712 views Benjamin Bross used the public square and historic events that took place there to explain the emergence and evolution of Mexican identities over time. Book examines role of racial justice work in progressive policy changes Jul 11, 2022 9:30 am392 views Grassroots organizing efforts strengthen their campaigns for economic policy changes by collaborating with racial justice groups, says urban planning professor Marc Doussard in his new book “Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities.” Book explores musical life in America in first 50 years after independence Nov 7, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Just as contemporary American-made music enjoys great popularity in Europe today, music by European composers and performers was all the rage in America during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. According to musicologist Nicholas Temperley, musicians with significant mastery of the British or European musical idiom were highly sought after in America. Book illuminates previously unexplored aspects of Gustav Mahler Nov 1, 2010 9:00 am147 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A century after composer-conductor Gustav Mahler's death, his music is perhaps more popular today than it was during the half century that he lived. After his death in 1911, Mahler was nearly forgotten, until conductor Leonard Bernstein's performances of his work beginning in the mid-1960s sparked a renewed interest in Mahler, propelling the Czech-born composer from virtual obscurity to the cultural-icon status that he has today. The sesquicentennial of Mahler's birth has been marked during 2010 with a flurry of memorial concerts and releases of recordings of his music; the commemorations will continue in 2011, marking the centenary of his death. Book looks at how landscape design helps solve water issues Dec 20, 2019 1:15 pm1463 views Landscape design research can help solve environmental problems related to water systems. Book looks at transnational labor force and how immigrants revitalize a small Midwest town Feb 1, 2016 9:15 am859 views Many immigrants coming to the U.S. for factory jobs are taking advantage of opportunities in small towns like Beardstown, rather than big cities. In her new book, “Global Heartland,” published this month by Indiana University Press, University of Illinois urban and regional planning professor Faranak Miraftab looks at how this workforce is produced for the global labor market, how the workers maintain their lives and families on low-wage jobs, and how they’ve transformed the places they now call home. Book looks at views of those challenging reading material in schools, libraries Feb 13, 2015 9:00 am250 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While it may be tempting to dismiss as a censor anyone who wants to restrict access to a book, such individuals understand that books are powerful and have the potential to change lives, said Emily Knox, who recently wrote about the people who raise challenges to reading material. Book on Christo and Jeanne-Claude focuses on new 'Gates' project Apr 12, 2004 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than a quarter of a century after they first proposed outfitting New York's Central Park with 1,000 fluttering, saffron-colored fabric panels, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will at last see an even grander, larger-scale version of their dream realized next February. Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passes Oct 31, 2016 10:15 am645 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.