Tea Bowls

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.

Shanghai Airport

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.

Foreground/NOW by Mary Pat McGuire

Mary Pat McGuire, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, has been mapping the sand deposits underneath Chicago to make better use of the city's geology and the natural drainage systems that can more efficiently manage storm water than human-built structures. Uncovering the environmental systems that urbanization has hidden is the ongoing work of her research studio Water Lab.

Tracing You

Tracing You by Ben Grosser, who is a professor in the School of Art and Design and a researcher at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, delivers snapshots of a visitor's whereabouts when they access the project's website. Behind the scenes a program captures the geolocation associated with the IP address and finds related online resources to display that will represent the viewpoint of each user.

Les vendanges by François Boucher

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.

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