blog postsAretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' to open Ebert Film FestMar 14, 2019 3:45 pm455 views An Aretha Franklin concert film from nearly 50 years ago, now restored and released, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.”Composer Renee Baker to premiere new score for historic silent filmFeb 21, 2019 10:00 am451 views The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will screen two silent films with new scores by composer Renee Baker in recognition of Black History Month.Exhibition of Indian paintings passed 'From Hand to Hand' at Krannert Art MuseumFeb 13, 2019 10:00 am171 views Indian paintings depicting Hindu epics, royal portraits and stories of love can be seen at Krannert Art Museum’s “From Hand to Hand” exhibition, opening Feb. 28.First film and guests announced for 21st annual ‘Ebertfest’Feb 11, 2019 10:30 am1112 views A post-World War II romance is the first film announced for this year’s “Ebertfest,” coming April 10-13 to downtown Champaign and the U. of I. The film will be shown in memory of its co-star, Scott Wilson, a frequent past festival guest. Organizers also announced an added role in this year’s festival for film critic Richard Roeper.February Dance features collaborations between faculty, alumniFeb 6, 2019 12:15 pm310 views Dance faculty and alumni will present new work in February Dance to celebrate the dance department's 50th anniversary.Krannert Art Museum to feature newly acquired Louise Fishman painting in spring exhibitionJan 29, 2019 9:30 am377 views Krannert Art Museum recently purchased a painting by University of Illinois alumna Louise Fishman that will be part of an exhibition of 20th century paintings at the museum.New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear ageJan 14, 2019 2:30 pm1146 views Two Illinois professors tell the story of a secret Hollywood studio at the heart of the Cold War and the early nuclear age.Tap dance a highlight of spring semester at Krannert Center for the Performing ArtsJan 10, 2019 9:00 am596 views Tap at Illinois will celebrate tap dancing with a semesterlong series of tap performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Book by Illinois music professor looks at how Brazilian forro music, environment are connectedDec 3, 2018 8:45 am475 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers writes in his new book about forro music of Brazil and its connections to the environment, drought and politics.Krannert Art Museum to offer short films, panel discussion for World AIDS DayNov 27, 2018 10:45 am227 views Krannert Art Museum will screen short films about AIDS activism – the only downstate Illinois venue to show the films – for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.November Dance celebrates dance department’s first 50 years with work by faculty, alumniNov 7, 2018 11:15 am519 views November Dance will celebrate the University of Illinois dance department’s 50th anniversary with collaborations between faculty members and alumni.Irish artists Kennedy Browne grapple with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art MuseumNov 5, 2018 8:45 am350 views The first solo U.S. exhibition by Irish artists Kennedy Browne at Krannert Art Museum raises questions about global commerce and technology.Faculty artists engage the contemporary world with exhibition at Krannert Art MuseumOct 31, 2018 3:15 pm214 views University of Illinois art and design faculty members show their work at Krannert Art Museum.Passes for revamped Roger Ebert’s Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 30, 2018 10:00 am547 views Passes for the 21th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, shortened from five days to four, go on sale Nov. 1.Krannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing lossSep 19, 2018 10:30 am877 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has a new assisted listening system to help patrons with hearing impairment enjoy performances.From Chicago art to Chinese ceramics, Krannert Art Museum tells stories through its collectionsSep 17, 2018 8:30 am572 views Krannert Art Museum exhibitions highlight Chicago art and blue and white ceramics from its collection.Ebert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with dataSep 13, 2018 10:15 am833 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.Adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ premieres at Krannert Center following artistic residencySep 11, 2018 12:30 pm304 views The New York-based Builders Association theater company will premiere “STRANGE WINDOW: The Turn of the Screw,” a new take on Henry James’ novella, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The company developed the production during a residency at Krannert Center.Flatlands Dance Film Festival kicks off dance department’s 50th year with ‘If the Dancer Dances,’ short filmsAug 27, 2018 9:15 am559 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival – the largest in the Midwest – will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the University of Illinois dance department.‘Illinois Artists’ documentary showcases talented faculty members, students and alumniAug 16, 2018 8:30 am646 views A pioneering ballerina, a groundbreaking theater company and nationally known jazz musicians are featured in a new program on the Big Ten Network. “Illinois Artists” captures University of Illinois performing arts professors, students and alumni performing in New York, Chicago and Urbana. The 30-minute documentary premieres Aug. 21 at 11 p.m. CT on BTN.Krannert Art Museum programs to bring art and students togetherAug 15, 2018 8:00 am515 views Krannert Art Museum aims to attract more students with new programs that include social activities, internships and free student memberships.Krannert Center residency gives choreographer Jessica Lang resources to create new workAug 14, 2018 8:00 am296 views Choreographer Jessica Lang’s new dance piece, created during a residency at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, was inspired by the cultures and layers of history making up urban landscapes.Illinois lecturer receives Eisner Award for ‘Kindred’ graphic novel adaptationJul 31, 2018 9:15 am777 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.Krannert Art Museum’s $10 million campaign supports acquisitions of work by female artistsJul 25, 2018 9:45 am455 views Krannert Art Museum has expanded its collection by acquiring more works by female artists of the 20th century, with the support of a recently concluded five-year, $10 million fundraising initiative.Summer concerts by string musicians part of music workshop at IllinoisJul 20, 2018 9:15 am559 views Several world-class string musicians will perform at the University of Illinois as part of a summer string workshop.Using an electronic device counteracts benefits of taking a break in nature, researchers findJul 18, 2018 8:45 am1912 views Using a laptop negates the benefits that nature offers in recovering from mental fatigue, according to research from the University of Illinois.Work by Illinois dance student performed at national festivalJul 6, 2018 9:30 am1276 views University of Illinois dance student Krystal Collins choreographed a dance that celebrates black girlhood. It was performed at the National College Dance Festival in June.Japan House celebrating 20th anniversary of permanent home with Krannert Center eventJun 25, 2018 8:45 am1209 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is celebrating 20 years in its permanent location with a day of Japanese performances.Krannert Art Museum summer exhibition, events sharpen focus on photographyJun 6, 2018 12:15 pm541 views Krannert Art Museum’s landscape photography exhibition looks at our relationship with nature, includes workshops with noted local photographers.Illinois design students create virtual reality scenarios for those soon to be released from prisonMay 22, 2018 8:00 am850 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 Center for the Performing Arts kicks off two-season celebration of its 50th anniversaryMay 14, 2018 10:00 am958 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will kick off a two-season 50th anniversary celebration this fall.Krannert Art Museum show celebrates work of seniors in art and designMay 7, 2018 10:30 am409 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum will celebrate the work of graduating Illinois seniors in art and design.MFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum to feature work by art and design graduate studentsApr 19, 2018 2:15 pm405 views Krannert Art Museum will feature the work of graduate students in art and design in its MFA Exhibition, opening April 21.Illinois architecture professor designs transformable, adaptive structuresApr 11, 2018 8:30 am2342 views University of Illinois architecture professor Sudarshan Krishnan designs lightweight and transformable structures that can expand and collapse to adapt to a user’s needs.Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyesApr 3, 2018 8:00 am209 views Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme want you to listen to, and not just look at, their work on view at Krannert Art Museum.‘Gathering’ concert series features new music to celebrate sesquicentennialMar 29, 2018 9:00 am433 views The University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will perform a new composition written to celebrate the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial in April concerts at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at Urbana’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Interdisciplinary theater piece gives glimpse into world of quantum physicsMar 28, 2018 8:45 am916 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 theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am666 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.Portrayals of doctors in comics have become more realistic, nuancedFeb 20, 2018 8:45 am542 views Depictions of medical doctors in comics have become less stereotypical and more realistic, says Carol Tilley, a University of Illinois professor of information sciences and a comics historian and scholar.Illinois graphic design professor fights human trafficking with app, educationFeb 19, 2018 9:00 am1072 views A University of Illinois graphic design professor has developed a cellphone app that enables users to report suspected cases of human trafficking anonymously.Art and music harmonize at Art Remastered performances at Krannert Art MuseumFeb 12, 2018 8:00 am245 views Krannert Art Museum will host Art Remastered, a performance by six local musicians who composed new music in response to a piece of art at the museum.February Dance to reflect recent crisis responsesJan 26, 2018 9:00 am548 views February Dance, presented by the University of Illinois dance department, will include performances that explore responses to crisis, look at protest in an airport setting and celebrate the music of Tom Petty.Krannert Art Museum exhibitions rethink colonial narratives, cultural heritageJan 23, 2018 8:15 am370 views Krannert Art Museum will open two exhibitions on Jan. 25: Artist Allan deSouza looks at the legacy of colonial imperialism, and Palestinian artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will have the U.S. premiere of their work, which offers new narratives from the Middle East.U. of I. Symphony Orchestra concert to celebrate Mozart’s birthdayJan 18, 2018 9:45 am707 views The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra will perform some of Mozart’s best-loved works and less familiar pieces in celebration of the composer’s Jan. 27 birthday.Nathan Gunn to make directorial debut, sing lead with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ ‘Don Giovanni’Jan 17, 2018 10:00 am1199 views Opera singer and University of Illinois School of Music alumnus Nathan Gunn will make his directorial debut at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ production of “Don Giovanni,” in addition to singing the title role.Six Illinois faculty members awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 13, 2017 3:00 pm3274 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2018. It is the third year in the last four that the Urbana campus has garnered more fellowship awards than any other single institution.U. of I. students propose designs to rehab Chicago industrial areaDec 13, 2017 8:00 am1142 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.Museum curator, art historian named Krannert Art Museum directorDec 8, 2017 1:30 pm1386 views Jon Seydl, an art historian and currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.Krannert Art Museum wins prestigious award, adds 16th-century print to its collectionNov 30, 2017 8:00 am525 views Krannert Art Museum has added a 16th-century print by Albrecht Durer – one of the world’s most skilled engravers – to its collection. The museum was awarded the 2017 Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize, given by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, which provided funds for the purchase.Choreographer wrestles with notions of masculinity in new dance-theater workNov 28, 2017 8:00 am266 views The latest work by dancer-choreographer Cynthia Oliver looks for an expansive view of black masculinity. “Virago-Man Dem” considers male behaviors within Caribbean and African-American cultures, and how black men find themselves restricted by societal codes and taboos.