Music lovers enjoy sounds in the evening air each summer at Krannert Center's summer concert series OUTSIDE at the Research Park.
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.
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.
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.
Each spring the DoCha chamber music festival offers an ambitious selection of jazz, classical pieces, works from numerous cultures, and programs for children. Free concerts held at the Orpheum Theatre feature faculty members and students from the School of Music, community members, and special guests.
Jim Pugh and Larry Gray in Jazzissimo, DoCha, April 2017, photo by Darrell Hoemann.
Landscape architecture entry for the Sesquicentennial Design Competition by Luxi Yang, Tao Luo, Qingyuan Zhou, Mingda Zhang, and Longhuan Xu