I have to say, I’m incredibly proud of the team at Krannert Art Museum and what they’ve achieved over the last few months, under seriously trying circumstances.
Jon Seydl and his staff originally intended to open the museum in early July, but they wanted to make sure they were completely ready.
While visitors will be able to walk in to the museum for the first time since March, when UI ended in-person classes, the experience will be different.
The coronavirus pandemic has been an opportunity for others to experience some of the challenges Liza Sylvestre goes through every day. Anthony Zilis tells the story of Krannert Art Museum’s curator of academic programs.
Donley hopes that her project gives library customers a reason to stop, take a breath, and look at something beautiful.
URBANA — As he walked through the farmers market at Lincoln Square Mall 20 years ago, some rusty sculptures made out of old farm equipment caught Richard Mohr’s eye.
With the state set to enter Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, staff writer Anthony Zilis examines what various of University of Illinois venues are anticipating will change once students and visitors return.
The show was created in 2010 by Dale and Peg Steffensen, who wanted to find a way to honor their son, Eric, who was killed in an accident with a drunk driver in 1970.
Located just inside the main west entrance of the building, the exhibit shows 10 sports and entertainment stars who performed over the years at the arena formerly known as the Assembly Hall.
Among the 2,003 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: the Class of 1997’s Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director and chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum.
A $380,000 process that ended this month saw Oscar Martinez's mural turned into five paintings, two of which were hung permanently in the southwest stairwell of the Illini Union and three of which were put on display at the Spurlock Museum, where they’ll remain for the next 10 years.
So far, it has showcased a Gospel Explosion, Spittin’ Figures, a discussion of the Tuskegee Airmen and World War II), Soul Train Karaoke and bowling at the Illini Union. At 7:30 p.m. tonight, the group will host its annual fashion show.
The local artist opened up to staff writer Anthony Zilis about his speed-painting performance at a recent Illinois men's basketball game, his history with speed painting and more.
Curator Amy Powell said the exhibit by Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal fills the a space that may seem cold and distant with brightly lit orbs that 'bring the museum out to the street and has the museum performing, itself, in some ways.'
This week’s stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: A Champaign tavern given a holiday feel thanks to a creative Champaign Central grad.
Tere O'Connor, who holds the position of Center for Advanced Studies Professor in Dance, has never had his New York-based company, Tere O'Connor Dance, perform in C-U. That changes tonight at Krannert Center.
For nearly three decades, the Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art Museum was a lending library of art resources for classroom teachers across the state. Established in partnership with the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, the center was named for and supported by Fred and Donna Giertz.
'It would be a dream come true to see my art in a newspaper,' says Blessing Tshimankinda, 12, who spends a good chunk of each day drawing cartoons, creating characters and giving them funny things to say and do.
Mark David said his goal is to 'share travels and experiences through his pictures, hoping that others will develop the same appreciation and respect I have for the pure beauty of our planet.'
Unit 4 art teacher Shannon Percoco nominated Keenan Dailey for the Student ACE Award he'll get today 'for creating multifaceted, impressive and thought-provoking work that speaks to a variety of viewers on themes.'
It was only recently that E.K. Anna Hennequet, known as EKAH, who will receive the 2019 Artist ACE Award from 40 North on Friday, began making her independent artwork available for public consumption.
CHAMPAIGN — Clients of Developmental Services Center will show and sell their artwork and other hand-crafted items at a holiday open house from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at DSC’s space at 110 E. University Ave., C.
Bea Nettles, a pioneer of the kind of time-consuming and repetitive photographic experimentation that's easy today with a Photoshop subscription, will be honored with this year's Lifetime Award at 40 North's ACE Awards celebration Friday at The City Center in Champaign.