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Dissertation to Book Workshop

Jun 04, 2020
1:00 pm

Every graduate student hears many times “the dissertation is not the book,” but what does that really mean? Dawn Durante, a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press, will discuss the differences between the dissertation and the book and give helpful advice on how to approach revisions in order to transform a successful dissertation into a successful book manuscript. This workshop will be broadcast online at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace.

Bollywood Netflix Party: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Jun 09, 2020
7:00 pm

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Hindi, directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar) is the love story of Sweety, her conservative family, a writer, a chef, and their secrets. Released in 2019, it is also one of the first LGBTQ films created in the mainstream Hindi film industry (also known as Bollywood).

KAM Exhibition | HIVE

Nov 01, 2020 to Jan 23, 2021
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

Hive is a site-specific sculpture and sound commission by Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal, two artists with distinctive practices collaborating for the first time at Krannert Art Museum. Hive features two inflatable sculptures by Davidson, each approaching twenty feet tall and lit from within, filling the portico. Ramgopal’s sound installation is housed in the same space, involving a range of vocalizations experimenting with breath—partly composed and partly randomized by a computer algorithm so that the sound never repeats.

KAM Exhibition | Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory

Nov 01, 2020 to Nov 28, 2020
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum | 500 E Peabody Dr.

Bea Nettles was a multi-media artist who pushed the boundaries of what was considered photography, using alternative photographic processes like liquid light, cyanotype, Kwik Print, dye transfer as well as traditional “women’s” mediums like sewing and crocheting, Nettles integrated these into her layered and textured works, which included self-portraiture, investigations of her body and its relationship to nature and the landscape; the experience of mothering and loss and aging.

KAM Exhibition | Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice in 1930s United States

Nov 01, 2020 to Nov 14, 2020
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum

Relying primarily on rarely-displayed Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP) prints in KAM’s strong collection of twentieth-century works on paper, the exhibition will include approximately 40 works organized into themes of labor unrest (exploitation, economic disparity, and gender inequalities), discrimination and racial violence and reactions to the rise of fascism. Pressing Issues is especially timely in that it connects this past to the present, as the current political climate in the United States is revisiting similar themes of isolationism and nationalism, populism and fascism, and racial violence.