history & heritage

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.

Panels will be presenting on their topics as part of the Graduate Student Art History Symposium Fictions and Frictions: The Politics and Power of Narrative. For more information, please visit sahauiuc58.wixsite.com/frictions-frictions. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information about the museum.

Sponsored in part by the Society for Art History and Archaeology.

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:30pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

This scholar talk is a presentation by Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University. This talk is the keynote address for the Graduate Student Art History Symposium Fictions and Frictions: The Politics and Power of Narrative. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee and Society for Art History & Archaeology.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Join us for a talk from Matt Kenyon, new media artist, “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Accumulation and Waste.” This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee and Critical Technology Studies Lab @ NCSA.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr.

This curator talk features Eva Respini, Barbara Lee, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee.

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:30am
Mount Hope Cemetery, East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, IL

Remembered as the Unofficial Dean of African American students during the first half of the twentieth century at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Albert R. Lee became an indispensable member of the University’s staff, serving 52 years at the President’s Office, through seven administrations. He took it upon himself to extend his regular duties and assisted black students in finding proper housing in the African American community; he also provided these students with advice and guidance. He became the second African American employed by the University in 1895.

On Friday, August 31 at 11:30 a.m. in Mount Hope Cemetery (East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign), the Lee family will unveil and dedicate a new headstone for Mr. Lee, for his wife, Mrs. Maude Marie McCurdy Lee, and for his first son, Mr. Albert M. Lee.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Espresso Royale Palette Café Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820

SPEAK Café is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Free and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
Japan House 2000 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61802

Join us for a special Krannert Art Museum event at Japan House where we'll talk with local photographer Larry Kanfer about his work engaging the Illinois landscape. Bring your camera for a creative exploration of the Japan House gardens and University of Illinois Arboretum with opportunities to create new landscape photographs outdoors.

Please visit https://kam.illinois.edu for more information. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States

Join us to talk about American landscape photography, past and present. We will talk about 20th century American documentary photography, using the photographs on display from the KAM collection in the Capturing Landscape exhibition as our starting point. Bring your ideas about photography (and your camera) because after the talk, you will be invited to capture images from the exhibition as inspiration for your own photography, then submit new landscape photographs to be featured in an online Capturing Landscape photo gallery.

Please visit https://kam.illinois.edu for more information. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum Main Level, Contemporary Gallery 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Join in this interactive event, with U of I faculty Jamie Jones (Dept of English), Maryam Kashani (Gender & Women’s Studies), and KAM curators Amy L. Powell and Allyson Purpura.

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:30am to Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

2017 American Music Month Exhibit

During the late 1960s many university campuses across America experienced significant political and social turmoil. For the University of Illinois the spring of 1970 was a time of tremendous political unrest among students and faculty regarding America’s involvement in the Vietnam war, the US Department of Defense’s construction of the Illiac IV supercomputer on campus, the Champaign-Urbana police force’s killing of an unarmed African American student on the Illinois campus, and the Ohio National Guard’s shooting of four students on the campus of Kent State University. While Illinois’ students and many of its faculty frequently came together at this time to protest the Federal government’s growing political oppression and imperialism, the campus’ activists and protestors used many different music genres to convey their messages across the Urbana-Champaign campus. Music groups like the Campus Folksong Club, the Walden String Quartet, Medicare 7, 8, or 9, and REO Speedwagon as well as many faculty members from the University’s School of Music frequently lent their musical talents to support these political and social protests. This exhibit of photographs, news clippings, advertisements, protest broadsides, concert programs, graphic illustrations, and audio recordings highlight the diverse intersections of music, art, and protest on the Illinois campus during the 1970 school year.

For more information, please visit https://archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/american-music-month/.

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