Illinois piano professors teach remote lessons using reproducing piano technology Feb 22, 2024 9:45 am314 views University of Illinois piano professors and students participated in a remote masterclass with technology that allows the exact performance being played on one piano to be reproduced on a remote piano. Illinois theatre production of 'Airness' follows journey of air guitarists Feb 21, 2024 11:15 am149 views The University of Illinois theatre department’s production of “Airness” at Fat City Bar and Grill follows several air guitarists on the competition circuit as they try to reach the pinnacle of self-expression – “airness.” Illinois student’s ode to house music, street dance to be featured at February Dance concert Jan 31, 2024 11:00 am203 views February Dance, presented by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance department, features the work of five choreographers, including Jaymes Crowder-Acres, a senior whose work “Take It to the Cypher” celebrates house music and street dance. Krannert Art Museum hosts first solo exhibition of artist Jen Everett Jan 30, 2024 11:15 am273 views Krannert Art Museum is organizing the first solo exhibition for artist Jen Everett, whose work explores themes of Black life, family, responses to turmoil and Everett’s identity as a queer Black woman. Illinois art professor receives United States Artists Fellowship Jan 26, 2024 10:15 am335 views Artist, weaver and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign art professor Kira Dominguez Hultgren has been awarded a 2024 United States Artists Fellowship. Two Illinois professors awarded NEH Fellowships Jan 11, 2024 10:00 am980 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors Julie Turnock and Hermann von Hesse have been awarded 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. Design students’ use of AI in projects teaches career skills Dec 15, 2023 10:30 am884 views Graphic design students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign used AI tools for projects this semester. Their professors said they need to be familiar with the tools that they’ll be using in the workplace after graduation. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts opens ticket sales for spring performances Nov 15, 2023 1:30 pm884 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ spring season will feature many genres of music, dance and theater. Illinois professor’s book uses design research process to examine, reimagine racialized design Oct 26, 2023 10:45 am652 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign design professor Lisa Mercer has written a book, “Racism Untaught: Revealing and Unlearning Racialized Design,” that examines how racism is perpetuated through design and how to use anti-racist approaches to counter it. October Dance features historic Martha Graham work Oct 11, 2023 2:15 pm460 views The October Dance performance by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance department will feature the historic Martha Graham work “Steps in the Street.” Illini Union Art Gallery exhibition to feature photographs of Mexican Muralism Sep 1, 2023 2:00 pm1225 views An exhibition at the Illini Union Art Gallery during September will feature photographs of artwork from the Mexican Muralism movement. Marie Watt retrospective at Krannert Art Museum builds community through art and storytelling Aug 28, 2023 11:00 am334 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a traveling exhibition of the prints of artist Marie Watt, whose work draws on pop culture, mythology and her Native American and European ancestry. What does the film 'Oppenheimer' tell us about the development of the atomic bomb? Aug 1, 2023 9:45 am3896 views “Oppenheimer” examines the process of building an organization of unprecedented scale and wrestles with how to see one individual’s decisions as relevant in the face of such a massive system, says Kevin Hamilton, the dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the co-author of a book about the film studio that documented nuclear testing for the U.S. government. How can cities use green spaces to mitigate the effects of extreme heat on vulnerable residents? Jul 25, 2023 9:15 am671 views High-quality trees and other vegetation in cities can help reduce temperatures and provide shade for residents, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign urban and regional planning professor Fang Fang. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces performances for its 2023-24 season Jun 6, 2023 9:00 am1273 views A wide range of artists will perform during Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ 2023-24 season, which opens with the 10th year of ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival. New Latin American Ensemble diversifies musical offerings at Illinois Apr 19, 2023 9:15 am748 views The Latin American Ensemble, a partnership between the School of Music and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, plays a wide variety of music from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Illinois performing arts programs taking the stage downtown Mar 30, 2023 12:15 pm750 views The Illinois dance and Lyric Theatre programs will perform at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign this spring for “Krannert Center at the Virginia,” a collaboration between Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the Virginia Theatre. Krannert Art Museum exhibition explores suibokuga and watercolor paintings by Shozo Sato Mar 21, 2023 12:00 pm1683 views The paintings by Shozo Sato, the founder of Japan House and an emeritus professor of theatre and of art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, explore American landscapes, floral motifs and memories of postwar Japan. Krannert Art Museum exhibition examines how pattern helps make sense of the world Feb 13, 2023 2:30 pm977 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Pattern and Process,” examines how artists use pattern to understand natural, physical and personal realms. Exhibition of art professor's work examines human impulses, culture and the environment Feb 9, 2023 12:30 pm685 views A new exhibition, “Deep Well,” features University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign art professor Laurie Hogin’s work, including installation and sculptural pieces that are exhibited less often than her paintings. Why are so many tall and supertall buildings being built? Feb 3, 2023 8:15 am3078 views Very tall buildings are attractive options in cities where land is at a premium, but they come with construction challenges, said University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign architecture professor Abbas Aminmansour. Four women choreographers to present at Studiodance 2023 Jan 25, 2023 11:45 am424 views Four women choreographers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance department will present their work at Studiodance 2023. Reinvented decorative arts gallery at Krannert Art Museum tells diverse stories Dec 12, 2022 9:00 am926 views Krannert Art Museum has reinstalled its Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts to highlight new acquisitions and tell the stories of diverse artists, as well as examine the history of decorative arts collecting. Architecture professor's book examines cultural tourism that began in Depression-era Mississippi Nov 30, 2022 8:30 am911 views Architecture professor Paul Hardin Kapp writes about how the women of Natchez, Miss., preserved their city’s antebellum architecture and created our image of the Old South. Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned sitar player Niladri Kumar performing at Krannert Center Nov 10, 2022 8:30 am917 views Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and sitar player Niladri Kumar will perform together Nov. 16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts during their first tour as a duo. Pianist Rochelle Sennet, Sinfonia da Camera to perform work by Pulitzer Prize-winning Black composer Nov 9, 2022 11:15 am365 views Pianist Rochelle Sennet and Sinfonia da Camera will perform a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. October Dance features premieres of dances from diverse perspectives Oct 12, 2022 12:15 pm916 views October Dance – the dance department’s fall performance – will feature premieres of dances by choreographers from diverse backgrounds. Illinois alum's film about his brother's life and death in Vietnam to be screened on campus Oct 6, 2022 1:30 pm631 views The documentary “Jimmy in Saigon,” by Champaign native and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus Peter McDowell, explores the life and death of McDowell’s older brother Jimmy in Vietnam in the early 1970s. Experimental composer headlines events examining art-science connections Sep 27, 2022 11:15 am812 views David Rosenboom, a pioneer in experimental music, will lecture, perform and conduct workshops with students during a two-week series of events beginning Oct. 3. “Experimental Arts & Sciences at UIUC” is hosted by the School of Music. Art about Black experiences headlines faculty exhibition at Krannert Art Museum Sep 22, 2022 9:00 am631 views The “Black on Black on Black on Black” exhibition at Krannert Art Museum showcases the work of Black art and design faculty members in a new approach to the annual faculty art event. New playwright residency program allows theatre students to work on new plays Sep 21, 2022 12:00 pm403 views Illinois theatre students are presenting the first public readings of a new play during the inaugural workshop performances of the department’s Daniel J. Sullivan Playwright-in-Residence Program. Krannert Center performance combines art, science to examine what makes us human Sep 15, 2022 2:30 pm632 views “The Joy of Regathering” combines science, music and movement to explore humanity’s place in the universe in a Sept. 17 performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Krannert Art Museum exhibition depicts Dutch prints as the original social media Aug 17, 2022 8:15 am1149 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic,” examines the visual strategies of Dutch printmakers and the ways they used images to promote political interests. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces 2022-23 artists Jul 21, 2022 9:45 am2614 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ upcoming season will include touring artists, rescheduled performances that were canceled due to COVID-19 and work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s dance, music and theatre departments. Book examines role of racial justice work in progressive policy changes Jul 11, 2022 9:30 am392 views Grassroots organizing efforts strengthen their campaigns for economic policy changes by collaborating with racial justice groups, says urban planning professor Marc Doussard in his new book “Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities.” Art and Design seniors' work featured in Krannert Art Museum exhibition May 5, 2022 11:30 am713 views The annual exhibition includes work from a variety of disciplines and allows students to highlight their senior projects. School of Music celebrating its 125th anniversary with weekend concerts Apr 28, 2022 5:00 pm590 views The concerts will show the breadth of the school’s music programs, with performances by jazz ensembles, choirs, orchestras and others. Three Illinois professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships Apr 8, 2022 9:00 am1846 views Illinois chemistry professors So Hirata and Prashant Jain and dance professor Cynthia Oliver received 2022 Guggenheim Fellowships. Theatre department premiering reimagined 'Peter Pan' centered on Indigenous identity Apr 7, 2022 9:30 am1348 views Mohegan playwright Madeline Sayet’s adaptation is a work of Indigenous futurism about building a world where all people and cultures are valued. New Awakenings concert series reflects on civil rights issues, aims to provide healing and hope Apr 4, 2022 12:45 pm359 views Barrington Coleman, the director of the Varsity Men’s Glee Club and a professor of vocal jazz studies, initiated the New Awakenings concert series. It will include a work that was commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coleman’s directorship of the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. Krannert Art Museum exhibition showcases Art and Design graduate student work Apr 1, 2022 8:45 am486 views The School of Art and Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens April 2 and runs through April 23. It will be the first in-person MFA exhibition since 2019. Book examines history of Mexico City's public square, evolution of Mexican spatial identities Mar 9, 2022 1:45 pm712 views Benjamin Bross used the public square and historic events that took place there to explain the emergence and evolution of Mexican identities over time. Illinois choirs, C-U Symphony to present oratorio rarely performed in US Mar 1, 2022 9:30 am405 views The oratorio depicts the events of Kristallnacht. The music includes five spirituals that express hope and reconciliation. Illinois musicians, chemists use sound to better understand science Feb 17, 2022 9:30 am2340 views The use of sonification to understand the physical mechanisms of protein folding led to a new discovery about the ways a protein can fold. Exhibition of art by the formerly incarcerated emphasizes shared humanity, art's power to connect Feb 11, 2022 11:00 am1240 views “Reckless Law, Shameless Order: An Intimate Experience of Incarceration” explores shared experiences of detention. Adaptation of classic play examines issues of politics, greed, public trust Feb 10, 2022 3:00 pm815 views Illinois theatre students’ adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” considers how the truth gets told (or not told) during a public health crisis. February Dance features choreography by four Illinois faculty members Feb 3, 2022 3:30 pm769 views The dance concert will be performed Feb. 3-5 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Krannert Art Museum exhibition of Pueblo pots shows connections to ancestral land, community Jan 28, 2022 9:15 am1189 views The exhibition features work from family pottery lineages and shows how women were inspired by previous generations of artists while developing their own interpretations of the designs. Illinois artist's portrait of student advocate Albert Lee will be formally dedicated Feb. 1 Jan 25, 2022 9:15 am880 views Lee’s portrait is installed near a display of the history of housing on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Krannert Art Museum exhibition of sacred, supernatural prints celebrates printmakers' technical skills Jan 24, 2022 2:45 pm860 views The works include Christian imagery, as well as devils, demons and monsters.