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The Jupiter String Quartet will open a chamber music concert series at Krannert Art Museum. The members of the quartet are, from left, Liz Freivogel, Nelson Lee, Daniel McDonough, and Megan Freivogel.

Chamber music series to blend visual arts, music at Krannert Art Museum

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor

Published Date:October 10, 2014

Works by Mozart and Mendelssohn as well as arrangements by jazz pianist Chick Corea and Stephen Sondheim will be performed this fall as part of a new chamber music series at Krannert Art Museum.

Published Date: October 10, 2014


view image 'Global Groove,' a seminal work by video art pioneer Nam June Paik, is the central piece in an international video art exhibition opening Oct. 17 at Krannert Art Museum.

International video exhibition and Japanese vampire film coming to Krannert Art Museum

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 8, 2014

In the age of YouTube it’s hard to imagine, but once there was a day when video was something new and rare outside of broadcast studios, and so was video art. Starting Oct. 17, Krannert Art Museum will celebrate the art form’s early beginnings and its first major practitioner, Nam June Paik (1932–2006), with the opening of “Global Groove 1973/2012.”

Published Date: October 8, 2014


World-renowned pianist Menahem Pressler, founder of the Beaux Arts Trio, will play an all-Mozart program with Sinfonia da Camera.

Sinfonia da Camera announces its 31st season

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 16, 2014

The 2014-15 season of Sinfonia da Camera – the professional chamber orchestra affiliated with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – will feature legendary pianist Menahem Pressler; Canadian Brass horn player Bernhard Scully; Sinfonia’s own music director, the internationally-known pianist Ian Hobson; and a rarely heard arrangement of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Published Date: September 16, 2014


Audrey Petty, author of High-Rise Stories: Voices From Chicago Public Housing, is one of the authors reading at Pygmalion Literary Festival.

Pygmalion Literary Festival features award-winning authors

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:September 16, 2014

Last year marked the inauguration of a new literary festival held in conjunction with the popular Pygmalion Music Festival, the annual four-day showcase of regional and national bands at the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Art Museum, and a variety of local clubs. Pygmalion’s bookish arm, dubbed Pygmalion Literary Festival, returns this year Sept. 25 (Thursday) – 28 (Sunday) with a long list of writers reading at venues other than libraries or book stores.

Published Date: September 16, 2014


Nora, a documentary following Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire as she returns to South Africa and rekindles memories of her youth, is one of the 12 films being screened in the Dance Film Festival, presented by the University of Illinois dance department and the Art Theater Co-Op.

Illinois department of dance partners with Art Theater Co-Op to present Dance Film Fest

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2014

The University of Illinois department of dance has joined with the Art Theater Co-Op and Dance Partners to present a Dance Film Festival that they predict will become an annual event. The lineup includes a dozen films – some features, some shorts – that will be presented over three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Art, 126 W. Church St., Champaign.

Published Date: August 20, 2014