blog posts Art and Design seniors' work featured in Krannert Art Museum exhibition May 5, 2022 11:30 am532 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 pm466 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 am1692 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 am930 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 pm270 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 am382 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 pm527 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 am322 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 am2016 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 am958 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 pm618 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 pm651 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 am575 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 am734 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 pm644 views The works include Christian imagery, as well as devils, demons and monsters. Illinois urban planning professor awarded NEA research grant Jan 12, 2022 1:45 pm1012 views Jennifer Novak-Leonard will use the NEA grant to examine the experiences of artists and arts alumni regarding racial inclusion in higher education and the impacts of the pandemic. Artist's solo show emphasizes Black resilience through historic vigilantism Dec 20, 2021 11:30 am432 views Patrick Earl Hammie’s show combines celebratory drawings from “Soul Train” with painted images of lynch mobs. Viewing artists as community problem-solvers increases support for public funding for artists, study shows Dec 6, 2021 8:45 am828 views The study is the first to look at how perceptions of artists in local communities affect opinions toward public funding for artists. Project explores Octavia E. Butler novel through discussions, art, music Nov 11, 2021 1:30 pm959 views The project includes a community read, book discussions, an art exhibition and an opera based on the novel. November Dance features work inspired by Russian choreographer, dances by visiting artist and graduate students Nov 10, 2021 11:30 am401 views November Dance is Nov. 11-13 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Theatre department production of 'Origin Story' looks at millennials' post-college life Nov 4, 2021 9:15 am538 views “Origin Story” was written by Illinois theatre alumnus Nathan Alan Davis. The theatre department’s production will be the Midwest premiere of the play. Dance professor Cynthia Oliver receives Doris Duke Artist Award Oct 21, 2021 8:15 am1113 views The $275,000 award invests in the creative potential of exemplary artists. Studiodance showcases dance students' work Oct 20, 2021 12:00 pm280 views The performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will feature six dances and a short dance film. 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers experiences with disability, access Oct 18, 2021 2:30 pm1116 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. Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story Oct 7, 2021 12:45 pm1054 views The theatre department will feature a diverse group of playwrights in its 2021-22 season. Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal Fischer Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am680 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 adults Sep 14, 2021 1:15 pm355 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 composers Sep 8, 2021 9:30 am1031 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 memorial Aug 31, 2021 11:00 am779 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 performances Aug 25, 2021 12:00 pm746 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 pm354 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 massacre Aug 17, 2021 1:00 pm514 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 stories Jul 1, 2021 7:45 am758 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 grant Jun 1, 2021 11:15 am905 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 design Apr 29, 2021 8:45 am1664 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 experience Apr 1, 2021 9:00 am1096 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 events Mar 25, 2021 11:45 am980 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 architecture Mar 22, 2021 9:30 am898 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 ensemble Mar 5, 2021 8:45 am2499 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 artists Feb 24, 2021 12:15 pm1318 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 am1247 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 Fellowship Feb 3, 2021 9:00 am2637 views Dance professor Cynthia Oliver has been selected as a 2021 United States Artists Fellow. Virtual reality provides new tool for fashion design class Dec 21, 2020 10:00 am2790 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 cultures Dec 9, 2020 8:45 am509 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 music Dec 2, 2020 1:30 pm564 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 changes Nov 23, 2020 11:15 am668 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 protocols Nov 6, 2020 11:45 am3835 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, livestreamed Nov 4, 2020 8:00 am931 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 representation Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am485 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 Nettles Oct 29, 2020 8:45 am791 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.