The Way of Tea—Chado—is an ancient ceremony performed at Japan House. When attention is paid to every detail and both server and recipient use all their senses while engaging in the ritual, enjoying a bowl of tea is transformed from an everyday activity into an art form.
Well-planned infrastructure requires providing more than the bare necessities. In addition to ample seating, large and staggered signs, clear pathways, access to food, and large bathrooms, travelers appreciate scenery. Urban planners and architects collaborate to provide all of these in public transportation hubs.
Illinois Theatre, October 2015
Photo by Darrell Hoemann
Fall 2015 Rehearsal
Photo by Madeline Maranto
Dance at Illinois attracts movement artists from across the planet to work and mentor on campus. Recent guests have included So You Think You Can Dance star Sonya Tayeh, alumnus Aaron R. White, and National Medal of Arts winner Ping Chong.
Design by Melika Hajishafieiha for ARCH 572: A Traveler's Inn led by James Warfield
In addition to providing the founding gift for Krannert Art Museum, Ellnora D. Krannert and Herman Krannert donated many artworks, including this painting, to this institution recognized for both its collections and its activities that invite the public to learn more about other cultures and the creative process. This work by François Boucher is a model for a section of a large tapestry.
François Boucher (1703–1770), Les vendanges (The Grape Harvest), 1756. Oil on canvas. Gift of Ellnora D. Krannert 1972-12-1. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.
Now in its seventh iteration, Krannert Center's guitarapalooza unites planetary six-string masters in a celebration featuring free concerts, a broad array of musical forms, activities for kids, and a no-holds-barred opening event.
As part of its outreach programs, Krannert Art Museum invites children to tour a gallery, where they typically examine a handful of paintings and sharpen their observational skills and critical thinking. The museum also partners with local school systems for longer and deeper explorations of art.