blog postsIllinois music professor awarded Carnegie FellowshipApr 24, 2019 1:00 pm97 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers, who specializes in the music of Brazil, has been awarded a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He’ll use the fellowship to research a book that will examine the aesthetics and natural resources of instrument-making using Brazilian woods.Lyric Theatre's 'Crazy For You' production blends tap, Gershwin tunesApr 23, 2019 10:15 am313 views The Lyric Theatre @ Illinois spring musical features tap dancing and Gershwin tunes in “Crazy for You.”Krannert Center celebrates 50 years with weekend of music, activitiesApr 9, 2019 11:00 am1106 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary April 12-14 with music, a gala and a global toast.Artist to exhibit photo collage, abstract works in local spring exhibitionsApr 4, 2019 1:30 pm171 views University of Illinois professor and artist Stacey Robinson will show his photo collages and abstract drawings at several shows this spring.'Quantum Rhapsodies' performance explores quantum physics, its role in our universeApr 4, 2019 8:00 am463 views “Quantum Rhapsodies” uses narration, video images and the music of the Jupiter String Quartet to explore the world of quantum physics.Performance artist Autumn Knight launches book tour at Krannert Art MuseumMar 26, 2019 8:45 am549 views Krannert Art Museum has produced a book about performance artist Autumn Knight, with essays and photographs that document Knight’s 2017 performances on campus.'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guestsMar 21, 2019 9:00 am3064 views This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly.Aretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' to open Ebert Film FestMar 14, 2019 3:45 pm811 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 am484 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 am182 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 am1475 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 pm323 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 am685 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 pm2141 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 am606 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 am491 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 am237 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 am528 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 am381 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 pm229 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 am552 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 am904 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 am586 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 am839 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 pm314 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 am565 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 am657 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 am526 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 am305 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 am790 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 am467 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 am578 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 am1925 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 am1287 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 am1234 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 pm553 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 am866 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 am969 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 am418 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 pm418 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 am2578 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 am216 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 am443 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 am953 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 am683 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 am557 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 am1091 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 am250 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 am553 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 am381 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.