blog postsKrannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal FischerSep 15, 2021 9:30 am168 views “Hal Fischer Photographs: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics” features his well-known photographic series focused on gay life in 1970s San Francisco, as well as his early work as an Illinois student.CAS, McKinley Foundation hosting art exhibit, presentation about transgender older adultsSep 14, 2021 1:15 pm182 views “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” documents the life stories of transgender older adults through photographs and interviews.New recording pairs music of Bach with works by Black composersSep 8, 2021 9:30 am562 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.Krannert Art Museum retrospective of Louise Fishman's drawings an unexpected memorialAug 31, 2021 11:00 am459 views “A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing” is the first retrospective of Fishman’s works on paper, and features many works of art that have never been shown.ELLNORA guitar festival marks Krannert Center's return to in-person performancesAug 25, 2021 12:00 pm561 views ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival will feature influential guitarists playing a wide range of musical styles. The festival will take place on a smaller scale than in past years.Illinois artist Ben Grosser's solo show imagines 'Software for Less'Aug 23, 2021 2:00 pm275 views An exhibition of work by Ben Grosser, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor of new media, considers what software might look like if its underlying philosophy was not the creation of more, but less.Graphic novel illustrated by Illinois art professor portrays thriving Black community before, after Tulsa massacreAug 17, 2021 1:00 pm411 views Artist Stacey Robinson illustrated the graphic novel to portray the prosperity of the Black community.Illinois artist's virtual 'Museum of Us' lets everyone tell their storiesJul 1, 2021 7:45 am702 views Art education professor Jorge Lucero created a virtual “Museum of Us” in which participants created a cabinet of curiosities by displaying objects that are important to them.Illinois architecture professor awarded Graham Foundation grantJun 1, 2021 11:15 am859 views Architecture professor emerita T.F. Tierney will examine the role that federal lending practices played in maintaining racially segregated suburbs.Anti-racist framework created by Illinois art professor helps identify racialized designApr 29, 2021 8:45 am1261 views The Racism Untaught framework is used in the classroom and in workshops for universities and corporations to identify design that perpetuates racism.Illinois composer's new work, performed by the Jupiter String Quartet, depicts pandemic experienceApr 1, 2021 9:00 am1008 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 am937 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 am595 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 am2449 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 pm1183 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 am1167 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 am2567 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 am2011 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 am442 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 pm532 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 am621 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 am3699 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 am817 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 am461 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 am737 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 am815 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 am572 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 pm614 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 am2111 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 am1392 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 pm1470 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 pm679 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 pm1607 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 am576 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 pm1187 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 am1559 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 am1147 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 pm883 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 pm1611 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 pm1170 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 pm502 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 pm494 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 pm919 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 am2174 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 pm1235 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 pm1227 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 am955 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 am587 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 am683 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 am1584 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.