Experiencing Nnenna Okore’s abstract sculptural pieces made from burlap is not so much about looking at them as it is being surrounded by them – walking around, between and underneath them, and looking through one to the next. A solo exhibition of the Chicago-based artist’s work, “Nkata: An Installation by Nnenna Okore,” opens Thursday at Krannert Art Museum.
If repairing an electronic device yourself sounds prohibitively complex and you aren’t sure where to start, help will soon be available on the University of Illinois campus.
The Illini Gadget Garage will open this semester. It will be a place for collaborative repair, modeled after the Campus Bike Center, only for electronics.
Japan House will host its first Matsuri festival, celebrating Japanese culture, at the end of the month. The event is free and open to the public.
Krannert Art Museum will exhibit a wide variety of works from its permanent collection – many of which have not been displayed publicly in a long time – as the museum opens its new season Aug. 27.
Robert Olshansky, a University of Illinois professor, head of the department of urban and regional planning and an expert in post-disaster recovery, closely followed the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the first few years following the hurricane.