blog postsU. of I. students propose designs to rehab Chicago industrial areaDec 13, 2017 8:00 am1239 views University of Illinois students developed ideas to revitalize an industrial area in Chicago, as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration involving graduate students in architecture, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.Krannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am1223 views Medieval manuscripts will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition that will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since.U. of I. students work on project to revitalize downtown through riverfront developmentDec 2, 2015 10:45 am1223 views Several dozen University of Illinois students of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning are working with Danville, Illinois, city officials to look at how the city could develop the riverfront as a public space connected to its downtown.Illinois music professor awarded NEH FellowshipJan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1222 views Music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain.Krannert Center celebrates 50 years with weekend of music, activitiesApr 9, 2019 11:00 am1219 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary April 12-14 with music, a gala and a global toast.Previously unknown Sandburg poem focuses on power of the gunJan 18, 2013 9:00 am1210 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In an apparently unpublished and previously unknown poem, Carl Sandburg addressed the topic of guns. Titled "A Revolver," the short piece was discovered last week among Sandburg's archives, housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.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.Salon series featuring Black artists kicks off new Black Arts InitiativeJul 21, 2020 1:15 pm1170 views A Black Arts Initiative by the College of Fine and Applied Arts kicks off this week with a series of conversations with Black artists.What does poet's Super Bowl performance mean for poetry?Feb 3, 2021 10:45 am1147 views Amanda Gorman’s performance at the Super Bowl will give poetry an enormous audience – one that is “unfathomable” for most poets, said poet and Illinois English professor Ángel García.Those who perform in Foellinger Great Hall say ‘hear, here!’Jul 19, 2012 2:15 pm1143 views The sound was softer than a whisper, the aural equivalent of a tiny speck of dust on the lush soundscape of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “O canto do cysne negro.” It was loud enough, however, to catch the ear of flutist Jonathan Keeble as he listened to a recording of what would become the title track of the Aletheia Duo’s new CD, “Song of the Black Swan.”Ann Yeung, Aletheia harpist, heard it too.Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduatesMay 14, 2020 8:45 am1140 views Graduates from the School of Art and Design will exhibit their work virtually this spring.ELLNORA guitar festival announces 2017 lineupApr 27, 2017 10:45 am1139 views Guitarists from around the world will showcase a wide range of musical traditions at this year’s ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, Sept. 14-16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and HitchcockMar 5, 2020 12:00 pm1133 views Horror will get its due at this year’s Ebert Film Fest with “Hereditary” now in the lineup, which one critic described as “creepy beyond belief.” The 2018 film will be one of at least two from the horror genre at “Ebertfest,” with an Alfred Hitchcock classic due to be announced later along with the rest of the schedule.Robotic arm will give Illinois architecture students more fabrication optionsMar 15, 2017 8:00 am1117 views The University of Illinois School of Architecture has a new fabrication tool for students to use in building objects they’ve designed. Its industrial robotic arm will allow students in its Detail and Fabrication Program to cut materials at angles and in shapes that they can’t do with the other fabrication tools.Anti-racist framework created by Illinois art professor helps identify racialized designApr 29, 2021 8:45 am1082 views The Racism Untaught framework is used in the classroom and in workshops for universities and corporations to identify design that perpetuates racism.Interdisciplinary theater piece gives glimpse into world of quantum physicsMar 28, 2018 8:45 am1074 views “Quantum Voyages,” an interdisciplinary theater piece created by University of Illinois physics and theatre professors, gives a glimpse into the strange world of quantum physics.Prints flocked with gunpowder to draw attention to gun violence on college campusesNov 11, 2015 2:00 pm1066 views Printmaker and University of Illinois art professor Guen Montgomery used a woodblock carving project, “National Mandate: Run, Hide, Fight,” to deal with her feelings of discomfort over Homeland Security directives on active shooter situations on college campuses.Interdisciplinary artist creating performance on race issues, speaking about his work during dance department residencyJan 14, 2016 9:45 am1060 views Renowned artist and National Medal of Arts winner Ping Chong is working with dance students to create a performance based on racial history in the U.S.Illinois design students create virtual reality scenarios for those soon to be released from prisonMay 22, 2018 8:00 am1057 views University of Illinois design students created immersive reality scenarios to help people who are soon to be released from prison learn how to meet certain challenges.Krannert Art Museum acquires Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer’s conceptual photographsAug 13, 2019 9:15 am1050 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired the work of pioneering gay photographer and University of Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer.Conservation work gives old paintings a new lookSep 9, 2016 9:00 am1045 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.Exhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first timeAug 25, 2017 8:30 am1038 views The first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. on the arts of the Swahili coast of Africa will premiere at Krannert Art Museum this fall. “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” will include objects loaned from the National Museums of Kenya and the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Oman that will be exhibited for the first time in the U.S.Krannert Center for the Performing Arts kicks off two-season celebration of its 50th anniversaryMay 14, 2018 10:00 am1022 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will kick off a two-season 50th anniversary celebration this fall.Krannert Art Museum acquisitions showcase Native American artistsFeb 24, 2021 12:15 pm1017 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired work by celebrated Native American artists – a painter, a glass artist and Pueblo potters – that will help present the history of contemporary Native American art.Krannert Art Museum exhibition explores perception of time through contemporary artJan 20, 2016 1:15 pm990 views “Time / Image,” one of Krannert Art Museum’s spring exhibitions opening on Jan. 28, explores how time is perceived through contemporary art.Solo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am979 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a solo exhibition of artist Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work, primarily photography and video, showing images of the Niger Delta and its culture.Work of major glass artist, U. of I. alumnus to be part of Petals & Paintings fundraiserMar 16, 2016 12:15 pm978 views A two-piece glass sculpture by Marvin Lipofsky, a significant glass artist and University of Illinois alumnus, will be part of Krannert Art Museum’s Petals & Paintings event during U. of I. Moms Weekend in April.Mellon grant to support efforts by Krannert Center to expose students to the artsJul 15, 2016 11:45 am972 views University of Illinois students will have opportunities to hear musical performances, meet musicians and learn more about the arts, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The four-year grant will support arts initiatives on campus by the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Japan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese cultureAug 20, 2015 9:00 am968 views Japan House will host its first Matsuri festival, celebrating Japanese culture, at the end of the month. The event is free and open to the public.Illinois composer's new work, performed by the Jupiter String Quartet, depicts pandemic experienceApr 1, 2021 9:00 am967 views Illinois music professor Stephen Andrew Taylor writes music that represents scientific data, including some of the coronavirus proteins.University of Illinois theatre department selects first female leaderJun 9, 2017 2:00 pm965 views The University of Illinois theatre department has selected its first female leader – Kirsten Pullen, a professor of performance studies at Texas A&M University.Opera addressing questions of disability, technology being developed with Lyric Theatre's helpDec 6, 2019 11:45 am944 views A new opera exploring questions of disability, technology and communication is being created with the help of the University of Illinois’ Lyric Theatre program.Krannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing lossSep 19, 2018 10:30 am938 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has a new assisted listening system to help patrons with hearing impairment enjoy performances.Krannert Art Museum opens exhibitions on indigo, Japanese art, faculty workAug 16, 2012 9:00 am925 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Art patrons will have the opportunity to stomp stalks of indigo - the plant that produces the famous blue dye - at "Fields of Indigo," an installation by textile artist Rowland Ricketts in collaboration with sound designer Norbert Heber, opening Aug. 31 at Krannert Art Museum.Stories of troubled youth and their families depicted in documentary-theater production “WILDERNESS”Mar 16, 2017 8:45 am923 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.Illinois researchers to digitally preserve history of live musical performances, including Krannert Center eventsMar 25, 2021 11:45 am916 views The digital scholarship project involving University of Illinois and U.K. researchers will work with materials from Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered 'Cotton Club,' Farrelly brothers comedyFeb 19, 2020 1:00 pm910 views A remastered “Cotton Club,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and the comedy “There’s Something About Mary” will be featured as part of this year’s Roger Ebertfest’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.”Krannert Art Museum to unveil rare panoramic paintingMar 1, 2016 9:15 am906 views Krannert Art Museum will unveil March 9 a portion of a rare panoramic painting in the museum’s permanent collection. The painting – which dates to the 1870s and is 525 feet long – is one of fewer than two dozen surviving examples in the world of moving panoramas.Ebert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with dataSep 13, 2018 10:15 am903 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.Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am901 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.Illinois lecturer receives Eisner Award for ‘Kindred’ graphic novel adaptationJul 31, 2018 9:15 am900 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.Illinois architecture students documenting historic modern homeOct 20, 2016 8:45 am892 views Armed with tape measures and sketch pads, University of Illinois architecture students are documenting a historic modernist home in the Chicago suburbs.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.Japan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 17, 2016 9:00 am879 views Japan House's Matsuri festival celebrating Japanese culture will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Illinois theatre students move year-end showcase onlineApr 29, 2020 12:00 pm877 views A live showcase to display the talents of seniors in the University of Illinois acting program was moved to a digital format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Insects explode onscreen at this year’s Insect Fear Film Festival – and in real lifeFeb 22, 2016 11:45 am872 views Insects that explode or start fires are a great plot device in a horror film, but they also have (almost) real-life counterparts. "Exploding Arthropods” is the theme for the 2016 Insect Fear Film Festival on Feb. 27 at the University of Illinois.Krannert Art Museum to feature newly acquired Louise Fishman painting in spring exhibitionJan 29, 2019 9:30 am839 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.Prints as propaganda: Krannert Art Museum builds world-class collection of Dutch political printsJun 26, 2019 9:30 am829 views Krannert Art Museum has amassed the largest museum collection of Dutch political prints outside of Europe.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.Poet Janice Harrington’s new work reflects on life and art of painter Horace PippinOct 12, 2016 9:00 am819 views Poet Janice Harrington found inspiration for her latest book of poetry in the life and art of Horace Pippin. Her book is a critique of the perception of African-American folk art as primitive and a reflection on how Pippin’s experiences shaped his art.