history & heritage

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am, Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am, Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am, Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Larry Kanfer Gallery, S Neil St. Champaign

Visit the gallery to enjoy the air conditioning and view the C-U downtown collection by Larry Kanfer, featuring the NEW “Illini Inn” interpreted photograph infused on aluminum, as well as other local hot spots! Visit with the artist, see the new collection and find a new favorite.

www.kanfer.com
gallery@kanfer.com

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Thursday 7/20 – Saturday 7/22, 10-5:30
Sunday 7/23, 12-4

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

You are invited to join Krannert Art Museum in the East Gallery for a stimulating gallery conversation featuring Mauro Nobili, assistant professor of History; Rini Mehta, assistant professor of Comparitive and World Literatures; and Jenny Perusi, doctoral student in Art history; moderated by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Explore culture and personal stories at SPEAK Café, an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Sponsored in part by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Join us for a scholar talk at the Krannert Museum. "Transmission: Jesse Aron Green & the History about to Happen" will be presented by Michael Jay McClure, associate professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Explore culture and personal stories at SPEAK Café, an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, and Black Power expression. It is free and open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

Sponsored in part by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and Krannert Art Museum.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Art Theater Co-op (126 W Church St., Champaign IL 61820)

The Illini Swing Society and The Art Theater Co-op are hosting a one-night special screening of the new swing dance revival documentary "Alive and Kicking"! Come see what swing dance is all about, and don't forget to bring some friends!

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one's circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE & KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. (Susan Glatzer, 2017, US, 88 min, NR, DCP)

"It’s impossible to watch this film without a tapping toe and a smile." -The Seattle Times

"The dancers in Alive and Kicking all share a rapturous expression, and Glatzer makes the case for this Depression-era diversion as a modern tonic for isolation." -Village Voice

" ... the jaw-dropping improvisations and physical intimacy of the dancers make it an action film par excellence — joy-fueled and gravity-defying." -Los Angeles Times

Find the Facebook Event at: http://bit.ly/2oVLayT

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill, 61801

St. Patrick’s Day Tea
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
2-4 pm
Sylvia’s Irish Inn Bed & Breakfast, 312 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
http://www.sylviasirishinn.com/
Join us for a relaxing afternoon tea at
Sylvia’s Irish Inn
Price $25.00 – This includes a glass Champaign
Punch on arrival and traditional tea sandwiches
and desserts.
Enjoy beautiful, live Celtic music
and storytelling.
Call 217-384-4800 for reservations as seating is limited

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Archives, Rm 146 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory, Urbana

University Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series, in collaboration with the History Department, showcases historical scholarship inspired by records found in the University of Illinois Archives.

March 2, 1868, marked the first day of class at the newly established Illinois Industrial University. Who were Illinois’ earliest students? And, how do their experiences compare to Illinois students 150 years later? Join us as Professor Gregory Behle shares his extensive research on student life in the earliest years of the University and Vice Chancellor Renee Romano reflects on Illinois student experience in 2017.

Exhibits and refreshments.

http://archives.library.illinois.edu/150

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

This is your opportunity to learn one of the world’s oldest skills, spinning yarn. Join members of the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild as you learn the wonders of the drop spindle. Fee: $15 (includes the cost of the spindle and fibers). Bring a friend and save money while you double the fun. Admission for 2 is $25. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.  The workshop will be held from 10 AM to noon. Contact Kim Sheahan at 217-244-3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

A whole afternoon of performances! During WorldFest, the Museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. The event is held from 12:30-4:00 PM.
Suggested donation: $5.

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