blog postsArt and design students exhibit their work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 6, 2016 9:00 am777 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 MuseumFeb 12, 2018 8:00 am294 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 experienceApr 26, 2006 9:00 am70 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 centennialAug 29, 2017 8:45 am294 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, warAug 25, 2006 9:00 am11 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 IllinoisMar 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 KAMFeb 27, 2015 9:00 am128 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 projectsApr 25, 2007 9:00 am104 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' photosMar 1, 2011 9:00 am22 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 workMay 1, 2015 9:00 am140 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 eyesApr 3, 2018 8:00 am237 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 exhibitionOct 10, 2019 2:30 pm734 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 seriesSep 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 woodsDec 3, 2007 9:00 am249 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mutant monkeys and bunnies and fungi ... oh my!Artist to exhibit photo collage, abstract works in local spring exhibitionsApr 4, 2019 1:30 pm371 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 landscapesJan 25, 2017 8:00 am880 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 worldFeb 22, 2010 9:00 am123 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 tonightApr 13, 2011 9:00 am11 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 SaturdayApr 29, 2013 9:00 am44 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 MuseumMar 30, 2000 9:00 am51 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. 22Feb 7, 2000 9:00 am57 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 industryFeb 11, 2013 9:00 am2697 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 festivalFeb 4, 2008 9:00 am9 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 MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am573 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 architectureMar 22, 2021 9:30 am544 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 KAMAug 25, 2020 11:30 am1367 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 conferenceApr 28, 2000 9:00 am323 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 graduateAug 19, 2008 9:00 am337 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 IllinoisMar 25, 2013 9:00 am315 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 connectedDec 3, 2018 8:45 am634 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 campusJun 22, 2017 10:45 am4430 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 BrazilMar 19, 2015 9:00 am56 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 inhabitantsFeb 5, 2009 9:00 am17 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 bookApr 7, 2011 9:00 am49 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 explores musical life in America in first 50 years after independenceNov 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 MahlerNov 1, 2010 9:00 am74 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 issuesDec 20, 2019 1:15 pm1186 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 townFeb 1, 2016 9:15 am819 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, librariesFeb 13, 2015 9:00 am238 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' projectApr 12, 2004 9:00 am25 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 passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am635 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.Brazilian musicians to showcase different styles of music from their countrySep 28, 2016 5:00 pm264 views Two Brazilian musicians who play different instruments and represent two distinct regional musical styles will perform together for the first time on the University of Illinois campus.Campus to host communal crochet coral reef projectSep 16, 2020 11:45 am2020 views Community members can help crochet a coral reef, part of a project to bring attention to climate change and demonstrate applied mathematics.Carr visiting author series to showcase two acclaimed poetsJan 29, 2013 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kathleen Graber - a former high school English teacher who was inspired to write poetry after taking students on a field trip - will read from her critically acclaimed collections at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 (Wednesday) at the Illini Union Bookstore.Cellist Tomeka Reid and her jazz quartet to play at Krannert Art MuseumFeb 26, 2016 9:00 am640 views Tomeka Reid, who did her doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, will play a Sudden Sound concert on March 3 at Krannert Art Museum with her band, Tomeka Reid Quartet. Cellofest brings two renowned musicians to campusOct 15, 2003 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Halloween weekend will feature a mix of musical tricks and treats for students and fans of cello music attending the University of Illinois School of Music's Cellofest, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.Chamber music series to blend visual arts, music at Krannert Art MuseumOct 10, 2014 9:00 am92 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Works by Mozart and Mendelssohn as well as arrangements by jazz pianist Chick Corea and Stephen Sondheim will be performed this fall as part of a new chamber music series at Krannert Art Museum.Chicago architectural firm's work to be featured in I space exhibitionNov 23, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The work of Chicago architectural firm Brininstool + Lynch will be featured in a new exhibition at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Chicago stage production just the ticket for senior project in theaterMay 9, 2011 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois senior Alissa Norby did something completely different for her senior project in theater: She produced a sold-out concert in Chicago starring the Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley.Choral concert will explore events of 50 years ago, issues still relevant todayApr 25, 2016 9:15 am639 views The University of Illinois School of Music is presenting a special concert April 29 featuring the musical drama “August 4, 1964,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky.