Campus Humanities Calendar

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

    • All Day
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    The festival opens on Friday, August 30, with the festival's feature length film, La Chana. Saturday, August 31, will be the adjudicated Short Films Competition Program, highlighting sixteen short dance films from a variety of different countries.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

    • All Day
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    The festival opens on Friday, August 30, with the festival's feature length film, La Chana. Saturday, August 31, will be the adjudicated Short Films Competition Program, highlighting sixteen short dance films from a variety of different countries.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

    • 12:00 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    Please make plans to attend this “Advancing IPRH” Town Hall meeting to join the conversation about how the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities might better support and sustain the research ecosystem that we have created together, and how we can evolve for the future.

Monday, September 9, 2019

    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • Illini Hillel, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, 503 E. John St., Champaign

    "Reflections of a former Jerusalem correspondent" will focus on the latest events happening in the region, and the vast implications for the West, including the changing alliances in the Middle East, Israel's elections (take two), and the viability of "economic peace" with the Palestinians.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

    • 4:00 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana) 

    Rebecca Garden is John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science; Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine; Executive Director, Consortium for Culture and Medicine, SUNY Upstate. With support from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    Join us for a School of Art + Design Distinguished Alumni Lecture by pioneering gay conceptual photographer and U of I alumnus Hal Fischer. This event is free and open to the public. An award presentation and reception will follow.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

    • 1:30 - 4:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    This exhibit, featuring materials loaned by drag performers connected to the local area, steps into the closet of the drag queen and highlights the aesthetic practices of costuming and styling that make her fabulous. Join us for the opening celebration Sunday 9/15, 1:30–4 pm.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

    • 4:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    The Spurlock Museum presents the panel discussion Looking Back, Looking Forward. The discussion is held in honor of the 26th anniversary of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Resource Center at the University of Illinois.

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    Jason Salavon, new media artist

Monday, September 23, 2019

    • 7:00
    • 210 Levis Faculty Center

    grandma's medicine, iraganeko zuloa is a performance of diasporic memory that draws together the story of my great grandmother's salve (amumaren medikunza, or grandma's medicine), Basque mythology, and futures made from irretrievable pasts. This performance traces an indigenous memory from Bizkaia to Idaho and Buenos Aires through diasporic memorial pathways.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    Celebrate opening night for KAM’s newest exhibitions, including “Art Since 1948,” “All this Beauty and Color: Highlights of the WPA,” and “Revealing Presence: Women in Architecture at the University of Illinois.”

Friday, September 27, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    This workshop with Jennifer Monson, Professor of Dance uses the framework of the iLANDing scores (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance) to research works of art in KAM’s collection. We will use these simple instructions to shift our modes of observation with the whole body, eyes touching, ears drawing, and weight coloring. No particular dance or movement

Thursday, October 10, 2019

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    This marquee series of the Visitors Program is designed to showcase notable national and international artists, designers, and scholars whose work or point of view is engaging and topical. Paul Ardenne, art historian, critic, curator

Thursday, October 17, 2019

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    This marquee series of the Visitors Program is designed to showcase notable national and international artists, designers, and scholars whose work or point of view is engaging and topical. Angela Washko, new media artist

Thursday, October 24, 2019

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    This month’s event will feature Maureen Warren, Curator of European and American Art, and will highlight the re-installation of the Bow and Trees Galleries. Reception to follow.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    This month’s event will feature Lilah Leopold, curatorial intern and PhD student in Art History, and will highlight “Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape.” Reception to follow.

Monday, December 2, 2019

    • All Day
    • Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

    For the thirtieth anniversary of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS presents seven new videos responding to the ongoing urgencies of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Featuring work by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters, and Derrick Woods-Morrow in collaboration with Patric McCoy.

Thursday, December 5, 2019