blog postsKrannert Center residency gives choreographer Jessica Lang resources to create new workAug 14, 2018 8:00 am325 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 am849 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 am502 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 am639 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 am2051 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 am1463 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 am1337 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 pm584 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 am1012 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 am994 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 am482 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 pm444 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 am2855 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 am229 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 am468 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 am1024 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 am721 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 am666 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 am1232 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 am273 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 am597 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 am413 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 am737 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 am1238 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 pm3413 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 am1197 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 pm1429 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 am538 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 am286 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.Krannert Art Museum to screen short films on World AIDS DayNov 27, 2017 9:45 am204 views Krannert Art Museum will show seven short films about the impact of the AIDS crisis in black communities as part of Day With(out) Art. It is the first year the museum is hosting the film program in recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.Illinois music school, Krannert Center celebrating Thelonious MonkNov 10, 2017 11:30 am434 views The University of Illinois School of Music and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birth by staging performances of Monk’s music and looking at his impact through a graduate seminar.November Dance features dance exchange program pieceNov 6, 2017 9:30 am361 views The November Dance performance will feature a work by Latvian choreographer Olga Zitluhina, created during a cultural exchange with the University of Illinois dance department.Prominent Japanese cultural figures to visit University of Illinois’ Japan HouseOct 12, 2017 9:30 am752 views Japan House at the University of Illinois will host two prominent cultural figures from Japan this month -- Senko Ikenobo, the first female headmaster designate of the Ikenobo Ikebana School of Floral Art, and bamboo artist Noboru Fujinuma, a Living National Treasure of Japan.Research looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigrationOct 10, 2017 9:00 am1636 views A new research study presents a perspective on the social and political views of white working-class communities.Allerton Music Barn Festival to feature music of Dizzy Gillespie, contemporary Broadway showSep 26, 2017 8:00 am445 views This fall’s Allerton Barn Music Festival will feature a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and a production of the contemporary Broadway musical “[title of show].”Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am621 views A one-of-a-kind electric console guitar created by steel guitar performer Letritia Kandle in the 1930s will be demonstrated and on display at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen ‘Bronx Gothic,’ short dance filmsAug 29, 2017 9:30 am563 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival at the University of Illinois will screen a new documentary film about performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her one-woman show “Bronx Gothic.”Illinois campus explores legacy of the Russian Revolution in its centennial yearAug 29, 2017 9:15 am651 views The Russian Revolution marks its centennial this year and the University of Illinois, a leading center of Slavic studies, is exploring the revolution’s legacy through a series of fall events.Art exhibition encourages discussions about revolution during Russian Revolution centennialAug 29, 2017 8:45 am291 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum uses the centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and contemporary artworks to spark conversations about the broader concept of revolution.Exhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first timeAug 25, 2017 8:30 am1005 views The first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. on the arts of the Swahili coast of Africa will premiere at Krannert Art Museum this fall. “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” will include objects loaned from the National Museums of Kenya and the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Oman that will be exhibited for the first time in the U.S.Krannert Center residency offers choreographer resources to develop opera productionsAug 23, 2017 9:00 am356 views Choreographer and visual artist Jonah Bokaer recently spent a two-week residency at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as he develops two opera productions. He was participating in Krannert Center's Intensive Development Lab, a program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that offers artists space and resources to develop a new work.Japan House festival shares Japanese cultureAug 17, 2017 8:45 am1471 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is preparing for its third Matsuri Festival on Aug. 27. It has become the organization's biggest event.Illinois choreographer Abby Zbikowski garnering attention, honorsAug 16, 2017 8:45 am776 views The highly physical choreography of University of Illinois dance professor Abby Zbikowski has earned her a 2017 Juried Bessie Award and recognition in the dance world.Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artistsAug 9, 2017 9:15 am437 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum celebrates images of nature, with an emphasis on female artists.Researchers look at lessons learned from disaster recovery around the worldJul 31, 2017 9:30 am597 views A new book by Robert Olshansky, the head of the University of Illinois department of urban and regional planning and an expert in post-disaster recovery, details the lessons learned from disaster recovery all over the world that can guide governments in better responding to a large disaster. What can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am698 views Lynne M. Thomas, the incoming head of the Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library, says one thing has been consistent about 'Doctor Who' – it keeps changing with the timesBook celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusJun 22, 2017 10:45 am4342 views A new book, “An Illini Place – Building the University of Illinois Campus,” covers the history of the planning and building of the University of Illinois campus and why the campus looks the way it does.Summer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am716 views For more than 100 years, the University of Illinois Summer Band has performed free Twilight Concerts on the Main Quad.University of Illinois theatre department selects first female leaderJun 9, 2017 2:00 pm937 views The University of Illinois theatre department has selected its first female leader – Kirsten Pullen, a professor of performance studies at Texas A&M University.Illinois music ensemble, professors part of Vienna’s music scene this springMay 26, 2017 10:00 am449 views The University of Illinois is well-represented in Vienna's music scene this spring by the Chamber Singers choir on a 12-day European tour, as well as music professor and pianist William Kinderman and theatre professor Katherine Syer.