Thursday, June 20, 2019
Alumnus St. Elmo Brady was the first African-American to obtain a PhD in chemistry in the US. He received his degree from the University in 1916 for work completed at Noyes Laboratory and continued his career as a professor of chemistry at historically black colleges and universities. This talk will discuss the life and accomplishments of this important educator.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Through the centuries, people have devised imaginative, even diabolical, puzzles to test our wits. This exhibit is a selection of the world’s most famous mechanical puzzles. Enjoy their artistry and creativity—and try your hand at solving some of them. Join Guest Community Curator Philip Nyman for a talk and demonstrations of some of the puzzles from his collection.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Bring out your creative side at Krannert Art Museum as we explore the museum gardens. Participants should bring materials that relate to their own art practice —sketching, photography, painting, or other media. We’ll talk with local artist Kelly Hieronymus about using what we see in nature to inspire us creatively, then we’ll spend time making art in the gardens.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Bring out your creative side in the galleries at Krannert Art Museum. We’ll talk with local artist Kelly Heironymus about the ways patterns and organic forms play a role in the art we see at the museum and the art we create.
Friday, August 23, 2019
What will 21st century humanities pedagogy look like? How might we strengthen and diversify the humanities and engage and inspire a new generation of learners? This collaborative retreat will begin with a keynote by Ellen McClure, Director of the new Engaged Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UIC. Panels and discussions will follow.