On December 12, from 1:00-3:30 pm, the Spurlock Museum and UIUC Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies will present Wrap It Up in Stories, a free, family-friendly program. The program focuses on two activities. In the Collaboration and Community Gallery, participants will have the opportunity to practice a variety of gift-wrapping styles, including furoshiki, a traditional Japanese method of wrapping gifts in colorful cloth. At 2 pm, a Japanese/English bilingual storytelling session will be presented by Prof. Misumi Sadler, Sarah Herendeen, and Kyoko Sawada at the Ancient Mediterranean Gallery.
Wrap It Up in Stories is the fifth offering in the series of Spurlock Sunday programs for fall 2021. These programs are offered on the second Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:30 pm and are open to visitors of all ages. Spurlock Sunday activities can include crafts, performances, and hands-on experiences with cultural artifacts. This December program is held in collaboration with the Spurlock’s work on updating its East Asian exhibit.
The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum of World Cultures is a regional center for cultural and archaeological collections from throughout history and across the globe. The Spurlock Museum’s nine permanent exhibits (https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/exhibits/permanent/) represent historical and contemporary peoples from around the world. Special exhibits, based in the Campbell Gallery, serve as a springboard for unique programs, tours, and special events. Through our collections and educational programs, we help interpret the diversity of cultures.
"The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) is the steward of campus-wide teaching, research, programming, and outreach on East Asia, as well as Southeast Asia and the Pacific. CEAPS serves almost 100 affiliate specialists on East Asia, as well as over 30 off campus affiliates across the state. CEAPS strives to broadly support the research, teaching, and service missions of the University of Illinois."
Located at 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois. FREE general admission (suggested donation $3): M, closed; T, 12-5; W, 9-5; Th, 9-5; F, 9-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 12-4
Weekend parking is free at lot D22 (behind the museum), in non-reserved spaces.
Weekday parking available at meters on Oregon and Gregory.
We are committed to offering a wide level of accessibility assistance. To request accommodations, contact the information desk at 217-333-2360. For COVID resources https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/about/policies/covid19.html
- Our entrance has moved. Use the glass entryway closest to the bike rack and parking lot to enter the Museum. The previous main entrance is now exit-only. Signage has been posted nearby.
- Face masks are required to be worn by all individuals age 2 or older.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at all touch stations around the Museum and in the activity areas. We strongly encourage their use.
- We require that you follow other state and University COVID-19 guidelines, (https://covid19.illinois.edu/) including not entering the Museum if feeling ill.