blog postsIllinois composer's new work, performed by the Jupiter String Quartet, depicts pandemic experienceApr 1, 2021 9:00 am804 views Illinois music professor Stephen Andrew Taylor writes music that represents scientific data, including some of the coronavirus proteins.Illinois researchers to digitally preserve history of live musical performances, including Krannert Center eventsMar 25, 2021 11:45 am882 views The digital scholarship project involving University of Illinois and U.K. researchers will work with materials from Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Biography of Egyptian queen shows her influence on Cairo's architectureMar 22, 2021 9:30 am506 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.Illinois music student part of Grammy-nominated ensembleMar 5, 2021 8:45 am2405 views Sophia Byrd, a University of Illinois senior studying lyric theatre, performed in the oratorio “Place,” nominated for two Grammy Awards.Krannert Art Museum acquisitions showcase Native American artistsFeb 24, 2021 12:15 pm961 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.What does poet's Super Bowl performance mean for poetry?Feb 3, 2021 10:45 am1123 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.Illinois dance professor awarded United States Artists FellowshipFeb 3, 2021 9:00 am2492 views Dance professor Cynthia Oliver has been selected as a 2021 United States Artists Fellow.Virtual reality provides new tool for fashion design classDec 21, 2020 10:00 am1708 views Illinois students created dress designs on a mannequin in the virtual world.Reinstallation of KAM's ancient Andean art collection will show artistic exchange between culturesDec 9, 2020 8:45 am394 views An interdisciplinary group of scholars is researching Krannert Art Museum’s ancient Andean collection in preparation for a major reinstallation.Krannert Center presenting adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' using puppetry, original musicDec 2, 2020 1:30 pm513 views Performances of “Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol” will be livestreamed through Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 5-6.Illinois theatre department films political satire with COVID-19 safety changesNov 23, 2020 11:15 am586 views “Psh*tter! A Drinking Song for the Year of Our Lord 2020” looks at greed, corruption and the pursuit of power driving an authoritarian ruler. It will be available on Vimeo.Marching Illini director provides guidance on band safety protocolsNov 6, 2020 11:45 am3583 views Marching Illini director Barry Houser helped develop public health guidelines for music classes and designed a face covering that can be used while playing any wind instrument.November Dance performed on new set, livestreamedNov 4, 2020 8:00 am789 views November Dance will feature one piece presented each evening Nov. 5-8 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and online.Academy executive featured in Ebert Symposium on media representationOct 29, 2020 9:30 am450 views The chief operating officer for the academy that awards the Oscars will be a featured guest for a discussion of inclusion and equity in the media, part of this year’s online Ebert Symposium.Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of experimental photographer, book artist Bea NettlesOct 29, 2020 8:45 am710 views “Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory” explores the 50-year career of artist Bea Nettles, who is well-known for her experimental use of photographic techniques and blending of craft and photography.Prominent documentary filmmakers featured in Ebert SymposiumOct 14, 2020 9:30 am801 views Three prominent documentary filmmakers who’ve tackled subjects ranging from biography and history to sexual assault and hip-hop will be featured guests for an online Ebert Symposium discussion, “Documentary Film and Social Change,” on Oct. 22. Kirby Dick, Sacha Jenkins and Dawn Porter have had films aired or streamed on CNN, HBO, Netflix, PBS and Showtime, among other venues. Three documentary filmmakers on the Illinois faculty will also be on the panel.2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, mediaOct 1, 2020 8:45 am565 views Films and the media industry in changing times will be the subject of this year’s online Ebert Symposium, on Oct. 8 and two later dates, with filmmakers, media professionals and academics part of the discussion. Participants will explore the effects of the pandemic, the racial justice movement and other factors on the media industry, documentary filmmaking and media representation.'Pressing Issues' at Krannert Art Museum shows WPA printmakers' thoughts on social justiceSep 24, 2020 12:15 pm582 views An exhibition of WPA prints shows how artists addressed social issues that remain relevant today.Campus to host communal crochet coral reef projectSep 16, 2020 11:45 am1953 views Community members can help crochet a coral reef, part of a project to bring attention to climate change and demonstrate applied mathematics.Black girls create a space of their own in 'Homemade, With Love' exhibition at KAMAug 25, 2020 11:30 am1357 views A Krannert Art Museum exhibition includes artwork by local middle school girls as well as prominent Black female artists.Illinois performing arts adapt teaching for fall classesAug 24, 2020 2:45 pm1455 views The University of Illinois dance, music and theatre departments have found creative solutions to offer in-person classes in safe ways.'Endless Doomscroller' asks what compels us to keep scrolling through bad newsAug 13, 2020 2:30 pm663 views Illinois researcher and artist Ben Grosser’s latest project examines what compels us to keep “doomscrolling,” and who benefits.2021 Roger Ebert's Film Festival moved to SeptemberAug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1081 views The 2021 edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been moved to early September due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.Illinois researcher's work among the pop-ups that invade your online dayAug 5, 2020 9:45 am569 views University of Illinois researcher and artist Ben Grosser is part of a unique online exhibition that examines artificial intelligence, algorithms, machine learning, big data and interventions in web-based platforms.Salon series featuring Black artists kicks off new Black Arts InitiativeJul 21, 2020 1:15 pm1154 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.Will movie theaters survive COVID-19?May 27, 2020 9:30 am1521 views Summer is normally a season for blockbusters, but movie theaters will have special challenges this year, starting with a gamble on a few July releases. Derek Long, a professor of media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, looks at the present and future of the business.Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduatesMay 14, 2020 8:45 am1126 views Graduates from the School of Art and Design will exhibit their work virtually this spring.Illinois theatre students move year-end showcase onlineApr 29, 2020 12:00 pm868 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.2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceledMar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1589 views This year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus.Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and HitchcockMar 5, 2020 12:00 pm1092 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.Native Artist Series at Krannert Art Museum presents voices, perspectives of Native artistsMar 4, 2020 2:45 pm484 views Native artists from North America will talk about their work and contemporary visual culture at three events this month at Krannert Art Museum.Joint production of 'Cabaret' offers original choreography, fresh take on pre-WWII BerlinFeb 26, 2020 2:00 pm483 views The theatre, dance and Lyric Theatre @ Illinois programs are collaborating on a joint production of “Cabaret,” in recognition of their 50-year partnership with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered 'Cotton Club,' Farrelly brothers comedyFeb 19, 2020 1:00 pm909 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.”Ancient and modern intersect in 'Hive' exhibition at Krannert Art MuseumJan 21, 2020 9:00 am2161 views “Hive” – a combination of 18-foot-tall inflatable sculptures and an immersive sound installation – is on view for the coming year at Krannert Art Musem.Illinois music professor awarded NEH FellowshipJan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1219 views Music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain.Book looks at how landscape design helps solve water issuesDec 20, 2019 1:15 pm1164 views Landscape design research can help solve environmental problems related to water systems.Opera addressing questions of disability, technology being developed with Lyric Theatre's helpDec 6, 2019 11:45 am936 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.World AIDS Day commemorated with films at Krannert Art Museum, Krannert CenterNov 22, 2019 11:30 am579 views Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will screen short films addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic to commemorate World AIDS Day.Film mines Zuckerberg's speeches for growth obsessionNov 7, 2019 9:45 am652 views University of Illinois researcher Ben Grosser’s new film uses 15 years of speeches by Mark Zuckerberg to look at his obsession with growth at any cost.100 years of architecture student design work to be preserved, archivedNov 4, 2019 8:00 am1541 views A project led by architecture professor Marci Uihlein will archive and make accessible 100 years of student design work, representing a history of architecture education.Will hiding 'like' counts and other numbers improve social media?Oct 31, 2019 8:00 am1416 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. 1Oct 22, 2019 9:15 am592 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, revengeOct 16, 2019 11:15 am756 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 exhibitionOct 10, 2019 2:30 pm717 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 hackathonSep 24, 2019 8:00 am505 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 NavaSep 19, 2019 1:45 pm650 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 professionSep 19, 2019 8:45 am1262 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 changeSep 10, 2019 8:45 am626 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 mediaSep 9, 2019 1:45 pm528 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 artSep 3, 2019 11:00 am725 views “Art Since 1948” – a new, long-term installation at Krannert Art Museum – showcases the museum’s modern and contemporary collection.