blog postsKrannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing lossSep 19, 2018 10:30 am662 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 am470 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 am782 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 pm248 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 am529 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 am601 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 am470 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 am250 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 am731 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 am438 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 am469 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 am1824 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 am1254 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 am1155 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 pm526 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 am788 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 am925 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 am388 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 pm383 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 am2126 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 am206 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 am424 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 am838 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 am621 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 am482 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 am968 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 am233 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 am519 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 am345 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 am695 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 am1160 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 pm3207 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 am1091 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 pm1367 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 am522 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 am222 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 am176 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 am409 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 am207 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 am682 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 am1458 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 am422 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 am505 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 am528 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 am620 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 am274 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 am863 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 am327 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 am1434 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 am734 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.