Sunday, April 21, 2019
The exhibit Chess: Gymnasium of the Mind features a variety of chess sets from around the world highlighting unique pieces, boards, and moves. This project is part of the second annual Spring Symposium held by Playful by Design, an interdisciplinary game studies consortium at the University of Illinois. On view during museum open hours April 4–July 7.
The Museum is pleased to open a new exhibit exploring themes from the The Namesake (by Jhumpa Lahiri, 2003), the cornerstone of our National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in 2019. With Guest Community Curator Dr. Koeli Goel, this exhibit features objects and photographs loaned by members of campus and Champaign-Urbana South Asian and South Asian-American communities.
Breaking the Silence is a breaking and making mosaic project led by Susan Parenti, School for Designing a Society. Coordinated by Mad Creative, it was one of a series of events looking at bombardments of trauma news about sexual violence and other triggering topics around gender and power.