Will hiding 'like' counts and other numbers improve social media? Oct 31, 2019 8:00 am1821 views Social media companies are experimenting with hiding metrics on their platforms – something University of Illinois art professor Ben Grosser has been exploring since 2012 with his Demetricator projects. Passes for 22nd 'Ebertfest' on sale Nov. 1 Oct 22, 2019 9:15 am613 views Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” go on sale Nov. 1. Illinois theatre department opens season with plays addressing injustice, revenge Oct 16, 2019 11:15 am988 views The Illinois theatre department opens its season with stories of justice, injustice, revenge and redemption. Artists consider nuclear industry's legacy in Krannert Art Museum exhibition Oct 10, 2019 2:30 pm861 views The exhibition “Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape” at Krannert Art Museum spotlights the impact of the nuclear industry on the landscape. Krannert Center performance “HOME” provides inspiration for Pygmalion’s hackathon Sep 24, 2019 8:00 am544 views The performance of “HOME” at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is providing the inspiration for PYGHACK, the culture festival Pygmalion’s hackathon. Both consider issues related to the concepts of home and an inclusive community. Ebert Symposium to feature film director Gregory Nava Sep 19, 2019 1:45 pm685 views Gregory Nava, director of Latino films such as “El Norte,” “My Family” and “Selena,” will discuss his career and challenges, as well as diversity in the movie industry, as part of the Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium coming Sept. 27 to the University of Illinois. Illinois Architecture reveals presence and progress of women in the profession Sep 19, 2019 8:45 am1358 views A Women’s Reunion and Symposium at the School of Architecture will recognize the contributions of female architecture graduates. Endangered animals project looks at tigers, habitat loss, climate change Sep 10, 2019 8:45 am761 views University of Illinois art professor Deke Weaver will present “TIGER” this fall. It’s the fifth performance in his project “The Unreliable Bestiary,” telling stories about endangered animals and habitats. Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and media Sep 9, 2019 1:45 pm559 views This year’s Ebert Symposium will focus on inclusion and diversity in the media industry, with a keynote address provided by Stacy Smith, director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, a global think tank studying inequality in entertainment. Krannert Art Museum invites new perspectives on modern and contemporary art Sep 3, 2019 11:00 am849 views “Art Since 1948” – a new, long-term installation at Krannert Art Museum – showcases the museum’s modern and contemporary collection. Matsuri Festival at Japan House incorporates Indian culture Aug 28, 2019 9:30 am1627 views Matsuri Festival at Japan House celebrates the end of summer with Asian food, art and musical performances. Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen documentary on flamenco dancer, short films Aug 23, 2019 11:30 am485 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will screen a documentary about Spanish flamenco dancer “La Chana” and short films from around the world. Krannert Art Museum acquires Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer’s conceptual photographs Aug 13, 2019 9:15 am1115 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired the work of pioneering gay photographer and University of Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer. Prints as propaganda: Krannert Art Museum builds world-class collection of Dutch political prints Jun 26, 2019 9:30 am1031 views Krannert Art Museum has amassed the largest museum collection of Dutch political prints outside of Europe. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces 50th season of performances May 9, 2019 8:00 am808 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will present its 50th season of performances in 2019-20. ELLNORA guitar festival features influential guitarists from around the world Apr 30, 2019 4:15 pm724 views ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival will feature a wide variety of musicians Sept. 5-7 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Illinois music professor awarded Carnegie Fellowship Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm601 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers, who specializes in the music of Brazil, has been awarded a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He’ll use the fellowship to research a book that will examine the aesthetics and natural resources of instrument-making using Brazilian woods. Lyric Theatre's 'Crazy For You' production blends tap, Gershwin tunes Apr 23, 2019 10:15 am873 views The Lyric Theatre @ Illinois spring musical features tap dancing and Gershwin tunes in “Crazy for You.” Krannert Center celebrates 50 years with weekend of music, activities Apr 9, 2019 11:00 am1279 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary April 12-14 with music, a gala and a global toast. Artist to exhibit photo collage, abstract works in local spring exhibitions Apr 4, 2019 1:30 pm467 views University of Illinois professor and artist Stacey Robinson will show his photo collages and abstract drawings at several shows this spring. 'Quantum Rhapsodies' performance explores quantum physics, its role in our universe Apr 4, 2019 8:00 am927 views “Quantum Rhapsodies” uses narration, video images and the music of the Jupiter String Quartet to explore the world of quantum physics. Performance artist Autumn Knight launches book tour at Krannert Art Museum Mar 26, 2019 8:45 am712 views Krannert Art Museum has produced a book about performance artist Autumn Knight, with essays and photographs that document Knight’s 2017 performances on campus. 'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guests Mar 21, 2019 9:00 am3236 views This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly. 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.” Composer Renee Baker to premiere new score for historic silent film Feb 21, 2019 10:00 am779 views The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will screen two silent films with new scores by composer Renee Baker in recognition of Black History Month. Exhibition of Indian paintings passed 'From Hand to Hand' at Krannert Art Museum Feb 13, 2019 10:00 am686 views Indian paintings depicting Hindu epics, royal portraits and stories of love can be seen at Krannert Art Museum’s “From Hand to Hand” exhibition, opening Feb. 28. First film and guests announced for 21st annual ‘Ebertfest’ Feb 11, 2019 10:30 am1641 views A post-World War II romance is the first film announced for this year’s “Ebertfest,” coming April 10-13 to downtown Champaign and the U. of I. The film will be shown in memory of its co-star, Scott Wilson, a frequent past festival guest. Organizers also announced an added role in this year’s festival for film critic Richard Roeper. February Dance features collaborations between faculty, alumni Feb 6, 2019 12:15 pm421 views Dance faculty and alumni will present new work in February Dance to celebrate the dance department's 50th anniversary. Krannert Art Museum to feature newly acquired Louise Fishman painting in spring exhibition Jan 29, 2019 9:30 am900 views Krannert Art Museum recently purchased a painting by University of Illinois alumna Louise Fishman that will be part of an exhibition of 20th century paintings at the museum. New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age Jan 14, 2019 2:30 pm6658 views Two Illinois professors tell the story of a secret Hollywood studio at the heart of the Cold War and the early nuclear age. Tap dance a highlight of spring semester at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Jan 10, 2019 9:00 am797 views Tap at Illinois will celebrate tap dancing with a semesterlong series of tap performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Book by Illinois music professor looks at how Brazilian forro music, environment are connected Dec 3, 2018 8:45 am733 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers writes in his new book about forro music of Brazil and its connections to the environment, drought and politics. Krannert Art Museum to offer short films, panel discussion for World AIDS Day Nov 27, 2018 10:45 am298 views Krannert Art Museum will screen short films about AIDS activism – the only downstate Illinois venue to show the films – for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. November Dance celebrates dance department’s first 50 years with work by faculty, alumni Nov 7, 2018 11:15 am753 views November Dance will celebrate the University of Illinois dance department’s 50th anniversary with collaborations between faculty members and alumni. Irish artists Kennedy Browne grapple with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum Nov 5, 2018 8:45 am618 views The first solo U.S. exhibition by Irish artists Kennedy Browne at Krannert Art Museum raises questions about global commerce and technology. Faculty artists engage the contemporary world with exhibition at Krannert Art Museum Oct 31, 2018 3:15 pm300 views University of Illinois art and design faculty members show their work at Krannert Art Museum. Passes for revamped Roger Ebert’s Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1 Oct 30, 2018 10:00 am636 views Passes for the 21th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, shortened from five days to four, go on sale Nov. 1. Krannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing loss Sep 19, 2018 10:30 am962 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has a new assisted listening system to help patrons with hearing impairment enjoy performances. From Chicago art to Chinese ceramics, Krannert Art Museum tells stories through its collections Sep 17, 2018 8:30 am804 views Krannert Art Museum exhibitions highlight Chicago art and blue and white ceramics from its collection. Ebert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with data Sep 13, 2018 10:15 am916 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. Adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ premieres at Krannert Center following artistic residency Sep 11, 2018 12:30 pm374 views The New York-based Builders Association theater company will premiere “STRANGE WINDOW: The Turn of the Screw,” a new take on Henry James’ novella, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The company developed the production during a residency at Krannert Center. Flatlands Dance Film Festival kicks off dance department’s 50th year with ‘If the Dancer Dances,’ short films Aug 27, 2018 9:15 am625 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival – the largest in the Midwest – will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the University of Illinois dance department. ‘Illinois Artists’ documentary showcases talented faculty members, students and alumni Aug 16, 2018 8:30 am759 views A pioneering ballerina, a groundbreaking theater company and nationally known jazz musicians are featured in a new program on the Big Ten Network. “Illinois Artists” captures University of Illinois performing arts professors, students and alumni performing in New York, Chicago and Urbana. The 30-minute documentary premieres Aug. 21 at 11 p.m. CT on BTN. Krannert Art Museum programs to bring art and students together Aug 15, 2018 8:00 am696 views Krannert Art Museum aims to attract more students with new programs that include social activities, internships and free student memberships. Krannert Center residency gives choreographer Jessica Lang resources to create new work Aug 14, 2018 8:00 am334 views Choreographer Jessica Lang’s new dance piece, created during a residency at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, was inspired by the cultures and layers of history making up urban landscapes. Illinois lecturer receives Eisner Award for ‘Kindred’ graphic novel adaptation Jul 31, 2018 9:15 am998 views University of Illinois lecturer and alumnus Damian Duffy won an Eisner Award for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s science fiction novel “Kindred” that he created with U. of I. alumnus John Jennings. Krannert Art Museum’s $10 million campaign supports acquisitions of work by female artists Jul 25, 2018 9:45 am549 views Krannert Art Museum has expanded its collection by acquiring more works by female artists of the 20th century, with the support of a recently concluded five-year, $10 million fundraising initiative. Summer concerts by string musicians part of music workshop at Illinois Jul 20, 2018 9:15 am709 views Several world-class string musicians will perform at the University of Illinois as part of a summer string workshop. Using an electronic device counteracts benefits of taking a break in nature, researchers find Jul 18, 2018 8:45 am2248 views Using a laptop negates the benefits that nature offers in recovering from mental fatigue, according to research from the University of Illinois. Work by Illinois dance student performed at national festival Jul 6, 2018 9:30 am1503 views University of Illinois dance student Krystal Collins choreographed a dance that celebrates black girlhood. It was performed at the National College Dance Festival in June.