Sunday, November 17, 2019
The Urbana Arts and Culture Program, The Urbana Free Library, and Spurlock Museum of World Cultures are proud to present the latest installment of the City of Urbana’s Artist of the Corridor exhibition series. BELONGING(S) is a collection of photography and short stories from local immigrants exploring identity, artifact, memory, and the meaning of home.
When you hear “drag queen,” what comes to mind? The popularity of drag has exploded in recent years, and so have the questions and curiosities related to drag artistry. This exhibit explores these questions and curates a selection of costumes and materials loaned by several drag performers connected to the local area.
The work of Czech artist Joža Uprka (1861–1940) documents the folk life of Southern Moravia (now in the eastern half of the Czech Republic). This selection of paintings, on loan from American collector George Drost, accompanies the production of Leoš Janáček's opera "The Adventures of Little Sharp Ears" at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Join Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato for a Sunday afternoon class on Sumi-e, or Japanese Black Ink Painting. Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy, and learn about black ink painting from the vision of a Tea Master.
Enjoy a pre-performance discussion with members of the artistic team.
This enchanting children’s story, filled with beautiful music and the sounds of nature, portrays a family-friendly, fantastic journey, exploring the relationship between humans and animals and the renewal that the natural world offers.
Widely considered one of the world’s finest, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra maintains its commitment to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connections—all in service to its mission of enriching lives through the power of music.