Illini Union Art Gallery exhibition to feature photographs of Mexican Muralism Sep 1, 2023 2:00 pm989 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 am190 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 am1753 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 am501 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 am1118 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 am702 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 pm730 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 pm1525 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 pm886 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 pm631 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 am2206 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 am401 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 am798 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 am898 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 am843 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 am345 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 pm843 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 pm617 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 am768 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 am617 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 pm371 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 pm622 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 am1128 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 am2610 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 am376 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 am700 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 pm588 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 am1828 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 am1291 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 pm350 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 am473 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 pm686 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 am396 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 am2297 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 am1202 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 pm701 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 pm756 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 am980 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 am844 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 pm794 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 pm1089 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 am509 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 am928 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 pm1371 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 am445 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 am659 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 am1159 views The $275,000 award invests in the creative potential of exemplary artists. Studiodance showcases dance students' work Oct 20, 2021 12:00 pm331 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 pm1275 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 pm1099 views The theatre department will feature a diverse group of playwrights in its 2021-22 season.