blog postsFlatlands Dance Film Festival to screen ‘Bronx Gothic,’ short dance filmsAug 29, 2017 9:30 am534 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival at the University of Illinois will screen a new documentary film about performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her one-woman show “Bronx Gothic.”Krannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am532 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum looks at stories of migration, refugees and human rights as they relate to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – a region known as the Northern Triangle.Reproductions of Irish cultural icons on display at Spurlock MuseumSep 20, 2016 9:15 am526 views High-quality reproductions of medieval Irish metalwork – acquired by the University of Illinois 100 years ago – are the centerpiece of a new exhibit at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures.Festival to feature music on instruments made from found materialsApr 12, 2016 9:15 am525 views The Sonified Sustainability Festival will celebrate sustainable practices in the arts with a concert by musicians playing instruments made from recycled or repurposed materials.Krannert Art Museum wins prestigious award, adds 16th-century print to its collectionNov 30, 2017 8:00 am525 views Krannert Art Museum has added a 16th-century print by Albrecht Durer – one of the world’s most skilled engravers – to its collection. The museum was awarded the 2017 Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize, given by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, which provided funds for the purchase.November Dance celebrates dance department’s first 50 years with work by faculty, alumniNov 7, 2018 11:15 am519 views November Dance will celebrate the University of Illinois dance department’s 50th anniversary with collaborations between faculty members and alumni.Aretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' to open Ebert Film FestMar 14, 2019 3:45 pm516 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.”Krannert Art Museum programs to bring art and students togetherAug 15, 2018 8:00 am515 views Krannert Art Museum aims to attract more students with new programs that include social activities, internships and free student memberships.BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am513 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.November Dance features tribute to Beverly Blossom, partnership with KAM exhibitionOct 30, 2015 1:30 pm508 views Dance at Illinois will celebrate its history of excellence in choreography and commemorate the life of Beverly Blossom with its “November Dance: Attachment” performances.Student documentaries on display at Krannert Art Museum provide views on inequalityDec 2, 2015 10:00 am504 views A series of video and audio projects by University of Illinois students examines how those students feel about racism, sexism and wealth inequality.Krannert Art Museum concert series to celebrate anniversaries of progressive music groupsOct 22, 2015 11:30 am500 views Krannert Art Museum will celebrate the contribution of Chicago musicians to progressive jazz music with upcoming performances in its Sudden Sound Concert Series.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am483 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will present the feature film “A Ballerina’s Tale,” about American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, as well as short films created for Snapchat and the winners of the Flatlands film competition.Book by Illinois music professor looks at how Brazilian forro music, environment are connectedDec 3, 2018 8:45 am475 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers writes in his new book about forro music of Brazil and its connections to the environment, drought and politics.Contemporary comics: More than superheroesApr 5, 2016 9:15 am473 views A Minute With...™ Carol Tilley, professor and one of six judges of the Will Eisner Comic Industry AwardsJapan House open house to feature the art of making Japanese sweetsMar 24, 2011 9:00 am472 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House will celebrate the change of seasons with an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 9 (Saturday) that will feature the art of making traditional Japanese sweets, known as wagashi. Krannert Art Museum assembling major exhibition on Swahili artsSep 22, 2016 10:15 am459 views An exhibition to open at Krannert Art Museum in fall 2017, “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean,” will be an unprecedented look at the arts of the Swahili coast of Africa. Illinois composer writes sesquicentennial music recognizing Carl Woese’s discovery of third domain of lifeFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am456 views Music representing one of the most important scientific discoveries made on the University of Illinois campus will be played on the historic Altgeld Chimes and the McFarland Carillon as part of the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial celebration. Composer Stephen Taylor, a professor of music composition and theory in the School of Music, created a new musical work that represents the chromosome of an organism within Archaea, or a third domain of life discovered by Illinois microbiologist Carl Woese.Krannert Art Museum’s $10 million campaign supports acquisitions of work by female artistsJul 25, 2018 9:45 am455 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.Illinois researcher looks at how software design controls our interactions with technologySep 8, 2016 8:00 am455 views University of Illinois professor Ben Grosser says software design is directing the way all of us move as we use our technology, yet we pay little attention to these human-tech interactions. Grosser recently made a video supercut of scenes from the Netflix series “House of Cards” showing characters in the show using technology – the first in a series of three videos for his “Touching Software” project.Stories of troubled youth and their families depicted in documentary-theater production “WILDERNESS”Mar 16, 2017 8:45 am454 views “WILDERNESS,” a documentary-theater piece coming to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts later this month, tells the stories of a half-dozen adolescents who are sent to a wilderness-therapy program in the desert to work through the issues that are troubling them.Composer Renee Baker to premiere new score for historic silent filmFeb 21, 2019 10:00 am452 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.Ex-director of U. of I. Japan House to be honored by government of JapanJun 1, 2012 9:00 am449 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kimiko Gunji, a professor emeritus of Japanese arts and culture and the former director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, will receive the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan on Wednesday (June 6) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.‘Gathering’ concert series features new music to celebrate sesquicentennialMar 29, 2018 9:00 am433 views The University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will perform a new composition written to celebrate the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial in April concerts at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at Urbana’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Allerton Music Barn Festival to feature music of Dizzy Gillespie, contemporary Broadway showSep 26, 2017 8:00 am430 views This fall’s Allerton Barn Music Festival will feature a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and a production of the contemporary Broadway musical “[title of show].”Illinois music school, Krannert Center celebrating Thelonious MonkNov 10, 2017 11:30 am421 views The University of Illinois School of Music and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birth by staging performances of Monk’s music and looking at his impact through a graduate seminar.Transformation is the theme of “BEAR,” part of a lifelong project on endangered animalsJul 26, 2016 8:00 am419 views “BEAR” is the fourth performance in “The Unreliable Bestiary,” a lifelong project by University of Illinois art professor Deke Weaver to present a performance for every letter of the alphabet, each representing an endangered animal or habitat. Weaver’s project tells the stories of animals and our relationships to them.WPA artwork, light sculpture and art related to the U of I land-grant mission featured at Krannert Art MuseumJan 19, 2017 2:00 pm414 views Krannert Art Museum will open several spring exhibitions on Jan. 26, including artwork created through the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, objects related to the history of land-grant universities and light sculpture.Illinois music ensemble, professors part of Vienna’s music scene this springMay 26, 2017 10:00 am413 views The University of Illinois is well-represented in Vienna's music scene this spring by the Chamber Singers choir on a 12-day European tour, as well as music professor and pianist William Kinderman and theatre professor Katherine Syer.Krannert Art Museum show celebrates work of seniors in art and designMay 7, 2018 10:30 am410 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum will celebrate the work of graduating Illinois seniors in art and design.MFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum to feature work by art and design graduate studentsApr 19, 2018 2:15 pm405 views Krannert Art Museum will feature the work of graduate students in art and design in its MFA Exhibition, opening April 21.Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artistsAug 9, 2017 9:15 am405 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum celebrates images of nature, with an emphasis on female artists.February brings a variety of world music performances to campusFeb 8, 2016 8:45 am385 views Fans of world music have a smorgasbord of events to choose from this month, including Slavic folk music performances, a percussionist playing handmade instruments and a conference devoted to Afro-Brazilian dance and music.New journal looks at significance of research on the Black DeathDec 8, 2014 9:00 am382 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It was one of the most famous health issues in history. The Black Death spread from Asia throughout the Mediterranean, North Africa and Europe in the 14th century, and in just a decade it killed between 40 and 60 percent of the people living in those areas.Krannert Art Museum to feature newly acquired Louise Fishman painting in spring exhibitionJan 29, 2019 9:30 am378 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.Krannert Art Museum exhibitions rethink colonial narratives, cultural heritageJan 23, 2018 8:15 am370 views Krannert Art Museum will open two exhibitions on Jan. 25: Artist Allan deSouza looks at the legacy of colonial imperialism, and Palestinian artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will have the U.S. premiere of their work, which offers new narratives from the Middle East.Allerton Park kicks off its concert series May 6May 4, 2016 12:45 pm358 views Allerton Park and Retreat Center will kick off its concert series on Friday, May 6.Choreographer developing new work during Krannert Center residencyAug 31, 2016 9:00 am352 views Choreographer John Heginbotham was at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts recently for a two-week residency with his New York-based company Dance Heginbotham, during which he was developing a new production that will integrate dance with the work of visual artist Maira Kalman.Irish artists Kennedy Browne grapple with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art MuseumNov 5, 2018 8:45 am351 views The first solo U.S. exhibition by Irish artists Kennedy Browne at Krannert Art Museum raises questions about global commerce and technology.Krannert Art Museum renovations transform galleriesOct 28, 2016 8:45 am348 views Four galleries at Krannert Art Museum that hadn’t changed in more than 50 years have been renovated.Creative architectural projects subject of two new I space exhibitionsJan 26, 2006 9:00 am345 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.Dance, architecture students collaborate on sustainable dance spaceMay 11, 2009 9:00 am344 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.Krannert Center residency offers choreographer resources to develop opera productionsAug 23, 2017 9:00 am342 views Choreographer and visual artist Jonah Bokaer recently spent a two-week residency at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as he develops two opera productions. He was participating in Krannert Center's Intensive Development Lab, a program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that offers artists space and resources to develop a new work.Alma Mater sculpture restoration more extensive than originally thoughtMar 4, 2013 9:00 am337 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Because deterioration to the Alma Mater sculpture is more extensive than an initial inspection of the exterior indicated, the restoration of the 5-ton bronze statue is going to cost more and take longer.U. of I. faculty will discuss concepts of time over wine at Krannert Art Museum symposiumFeb 17, 2016 12:45 pm334 views University of Illinois faculty will spend an evening drinking wine and discussing the nature of time at Krannert Art Museum. The conversation constitutes a performance, “Time Symposium,” that will be staged by Raqs Media Collective, artists from India.Industrial design: Illinois' long history with the art of the inevitableJul 18, 2013 9:00 am329 views Toward the end of her freshman year at the U. of I., Michelle Kwak found herself floundering. Having aced all her advanced placement classes at Lemont High School (in suburban Chicago), she was caught off-guard by the rigors of her engineering courses, and turned to one of her deans for guidance. He knew that Kwak considered art her main hobby, and suggested that she check out industrial design - a program she had never heard of.Illinois printmaker pursues new medium through artist residencyNov 10, 2016 10:45 am325 views University of Illinois art professor Emmy Lingscheit created a pack of coyotes, made of vitreous china, during a Kohler Arts/Industry residency. The coyote sculptures are on display through Nov. 20 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. One piece will be included in the School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, opening Nov. 17.Krannert Art Museum’s collection of African pots on display this springJan 20, 2016 1:15 pm323 views Krannert Art Museum will display most of its collection of African vessels in a spring exhibition titled “Spheres of Influence,” which opens Jan. 28.600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I.Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am312 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign-Urbana audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience the 600-year-old Japanese theater art called Noh when the Kashu-juku Noh Theater troupe from Kyoto, Japan, performs March 29 (Tuesday) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.February Dance features collaborations between faculty, alumniFeb 6, 2019 12:15 pm310 views Dance faculty and alumni will present new work in February Dance to celebrate the dance department's 50th anniversary.