blog posts Book looks at how landscape design helps solve water issues Dec 20, 2019 1:15 pm1278 views Landscape design research can help solve environmental problems related to water systems. Previously unknown Sandburg poem focuses on power of the gun Jan 18, 2013 9:00 am1270 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 - In an apparently unpublished and previously unknown poem, Carl Sandburg addressed the topic of guns.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. Industrial designer will help make wearable health-monitoring electronics comfortable, easy to use Sep 15, 2015 9:30 am1262 views University of Illinois researchers are taking the skin-mounted electronics developed on campus and making a wearable health-monitoring device that could measure a person’s vital signs and provide information to help his or her doctor better monitor the patient’s health. U. of I. students propose designs to rehab Chicago industrial area Dec 13, 2017 8:00 am1249 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. Illinois music professor awarded NEH Fellowship Jan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1245 views Music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain. Krannert Art Museum acquisitions showcase Native American artists Feb 24, 2021 12:15 pm1238 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 show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I. Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am1233 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. Krannert Center celebrates 50 years with weekend of music, activities Apr 9, 2019 11:00 am1232 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary April 12-14 with music, a gala and a global toast. U. of I. students work on project to revitalize downtown through riverfront development Dec 2, 2015 10:45 am1228 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. What does poet's Super Bowl performance mean for poetry? Feb 3, 2021 10:45 am1206 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. Salon series featuring Black artists kicks off new Black Arts Initiative Jul 21, 2020 1:15 pm1206 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. Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and Hitchcock Mar 5, 2020 12:00 pm1191 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. Those who perform in Foellinger Great Hall say ‘hear, here!’ Jul 19, 2012 2:15 pm1179 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. ELLNORA guitar festival announces 2017 lineup Apr 27, 2017 10:45 am1160 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. Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduates May 14, 2020 8:45 am1156 views Graduates from the School of Art and Design will exhibit their work virtually this spring. Robotic arm will give Illinois architecture students more fabrication options Mar 15, 2017 8:00 am1146 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. Stories of troubled youth and their families depicted in documentary-theater production “WILDERNESS” Mar 16, 2017 8:45 am1141 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. Conservation work gives old paintings a new look Sep 9, 2016 9:00 am1094 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. Interdisciplinary theater piece gives glimpse into world of quantum physics Mar 28, 2018 8:45 am1089 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. Illinois design students create virtual reality scenarios for those soon to be released from prison May 22, 2018 8:00 am1080 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 photographs Aug 13, 2019 9:15 am1077 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired the work of pioneering gay photographer and University of Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer. Interdisciplinary artist creating performance on race issues, speaking about his work during dance department residency Jan 14, 2016 9:45 am1066 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. Prints flocked with gunpowder to draw attention to gun violence on college campuses Nov 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. Exhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first time Aug 25, 2017 8:30 am1055 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. Illinois composer's new work, performed by the Jupiter String Quartet, depicts pandemic experience Apr 1, 2021 9:00 am1030 views Illinois music professor Stephen Andrew Taylor writes music that represents scientific data, including some of the coronavirus proteins. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts kicks off two-season celebration of its 50th anniversary May 14, 2018 10:00 am1028 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will kick off a two-season 50th anniversary celebration this fall. Dance professor Cynthia Oliver receives Doris Duke Artist Award Oct 21, 2021 8:15 am1028 views The $275,000 award invests in the creative potential of exemplary artists. Krannert Art Museum exhibition explores perception of time through contemporary art Jan 20, 2016 1:15 pm995 views “Time / Image,” one of Krannert Art Museum’s spring exhibitions opening on Jan. 28, explores how time is perceived through contemporary art. Work of major glass artist, U. of I. alumnus to be part of Petals & Paintings fundraiser Mar 16, 2016 12:15 pm993 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. Solo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger Delta Nov 11, 2016 9:15 am989 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. University of Illinois theatre department selects first female leader Jun 9, 2017 2:00 pm986 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. Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story Oct 7, 2021 12:45 pm977 views The theatre department will feature a diverse group of playwrights in its 2021-22 season. Opera addressing questions of disability, technology being developed with Lyric Theatre's help Dec 6, 2019 11:45 am976 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. Mellon grant to support efforts by Krannert Center to expose students to the arts Jul 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 culture Aug 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. Krannert Art Museum opens exhibitions on indigo, Japanese art, faculty work Aug 16, 2012 9:00 am967 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. Illinois researchers to digitally preserve history of live musical performances, including Krannert Center events Mar 25, 2021 11:45 am947 views The digital scholarship project involving University of Illinois and U.K. researchers will work with materials from Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Krannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing loss Sep 19, 2018 10:30 am941 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has a new assisted listening system to help patrons with hearing impairment enjoy performances. Illinois lecturer receives Eisner Award for ‘Kindred’ graphic novel adaptation Jul 31, 2018 9:15 am932 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. Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered 'Cotton Club,' Farrelly brothers comedy Feb 19, 2020 1:00 pm927 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.” 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers experiences with disability, access Oct 18, 2021 2:30 pm923 views The exhibition features the work of artists with disabilities or non-normative identities. It is part of a collaborative project “Cripping the Arts” that includes increasing accessibility in art institutions. Krannert Art Museum to unveil rare panoramic painting Mar 1, 2016 9:15 am917 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. Illinois architecture students documenting historic modern home Oct 20, 2016 8:45 am914 views Armed with tape measures and sketch pads, University of Illinois architecture students are documenting a historic modernist home in the Chicago suburbs. New recording pairs music of Bach with works by Black composers Sep 8, 2021 9:30 am903 views Pianist Rochelle Sennet said she wants her “Bach to Black” project to show that classical music is for everyone, regardless of race or cultural background. Ebert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with data Sep 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. 2 Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am903 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. Artist uses location, weather and other data to create sculptural landscapes Jan 25, 2017 8:00 am900 views Artist Stephen Cartwright uses data he collects about himself and his environment to create sculptural landscapes. Prints as propaganda: Krannert Art Museum builds world-class collection of Dutch political prints Jun 26, 2019 9:30 am890 views Krannert Art Museum has amassed the largest museum collection of Dutch political prints outside of Europe. Illinois theatre students move year-end showcase online Apr 29, 2020 12:00 pm889 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 life Feb 22, 2016 11:45 am885 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.