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David Bezmozgis Lecture

Oct 22, 2018
5:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

Award-winning author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis will talk about creating stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants in books and films, how he decides which form a story will take, and what it’s like to adapt and direct his own work for the screen. David Bezmozgis is the author of the story collection, Natasha and Other Stories (2004), and the novels, The Free World (2011), and The Betrayers (2014). This is part of our 21st Century Jewish Writing and the World series.

Gallery Conversation: Blue and White

Oct 25, 2018
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

This gallery conversation features Anne Burkus-Chasson, associate professor of Art History; Rimas VisGirda, member of Inter-national Academy of Ceramics; and Nicholas Zumbulyadis, independent scholar; moderated by Maureen Warren. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Sudden Sound Concert: Gray Wilkerson Ra Trio

Oct 25, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

The Gray Wilkerson Ra Trio is a compelling group of musicians who have long been integral to the Chicago jazz community. Avreeayl Ra (percussion, flute), Ed Wilkerson, Jr., (saxophone, clarinet), and eclectic multi-instrumentalist Larry Gray (double bass, cello) are noted for their tremendous rapport, wide range of color, and boundless energy. For more information visit larrygraymusic.com. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more event and museum information.

Chamber Music Series: Jupiter String Quartet

Oct 27, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Live music in the museum’s East Gallery featuring the Jupiter String Quartet: Nelson Lee, violin; Megan Freivogel McDonough, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more event and museum information.

Beth Benedix (DePauw), Reading/Discussion of "Ghost Writer"

Oct 29, 2018
12:00 pm
English Building, Room 109

Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature and religious studies at DePauw University, is the author of "Ghost Writer: A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story". A synopsis describes the new work as "a powerful, gripping story about storytelling itself; it’s about the risks involved in trying to tell stories which themselves are dangerous and full of perils. Rather than tread on familiar ground sometimes seen in Holocaust narratives, Beth Benedix offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the torturous task of telling a harrowing story, using a narrative voice which is simultaneously humble and intense, calm and breathless." (https://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/33692/ )

School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Nov 01, 2018 to Dec 08, 2018
9:00 am
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

The 2018 Faculty Exhibition will mark the 93rd collaboration between the School of Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum, showcasing current work by faculty in studio arts and design disciplines. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information. Museum hours are 9am until 5pm Monday through Saturday, and until 9pm Thursday.

School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition Public Opening Reception

Nov 01, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

The 2018 Faculty Exhibition will mark the 93rd collaboration between the School of Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum, showcasing current work by faculty in studio arts and design disciplines. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information. The reception will end at 7:00pm, and the museum will remain open until 9:00pm.

Tango at KAM

Sep 29, 2018
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive

Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the galleries with live music by Tangotta. Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome. Tangotta is comprised of Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello, Dorothy Martirano on violin, Sam Ginger on keyboard and accordion, and George Turner on guitar. Event organized by Melih Sener. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yu-Chen Wang/Han-Jui Chen Duo, Open Improvisation Workshop with the Improvisers Exchange

Nov 02, 2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Taiwanese musicians-in-residence Yu-Chen Wang (guzheng, Chinese zither) and Han-Jui Chen (double bass) will engage with the university’s Improvisers Exchange class. Later in the evening there will be a concert in the galleries with Wang and CompostQ Ensemble at 7:30pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Ned O'Gorman (Illinois), "Memory at the End of History"

Oct 01, 2018
12:00 pm
English Building, Room 109

Ned O'Gorman is a Professor of Communication at Illinois. His talk is part of the HGMS faculty seminar series.

Yu-Chen Wang and CompostQ Ensemble

Nov 02, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Yu-Chen Wang will be the featured guest artist for an evening concert with the CompostQ Ensemble, a local improvisation ensemble (Dorothy Martirano, violin; Erik Lund, trombone; Armand Beaudoin, double bass; Ricardo Flores, percussion; and Kirstie Simson, dancer). This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Artist Talk: Kennedy Browne

Oct 04, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Based in Dublin and working together since 2005, Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital: the effects on workers of relocating companies, the visionary boyhood narratives of tech company founders, and struggles over privacy in the age of the internet. This event is followed by a reception at 7:00pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Elli Stern (Yale) Lecture

Nov 05, 2018
5:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

Elli Stern received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 2008. From 2009-2010 he was Junior William Golding Fellow in the Humanities at Brasenose College and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He researches the transformation and development of traditional and religious worldviews in Western life and thought. In particular, he focuses on modern Jewish history, Zionism, secularism, and religious radicalism.

Opening Reception: Kennedy Browne

Oct 04, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Based in Dublin and working together since 2005, Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital: the effects on workers of relocating companies, the visionary boyhood narratives of tech company founders, and struggles over privacy in the age of the internet. This event is preceded by an artist talk in the galleries at 5:30pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

SPEAK Café

Nov 08, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
KAM Espresso Royale Café

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

KAM Fall Luncheon and Lecture

Oct 05, 2018
12:00 pm
Champaign Country Club 1211 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

With Museum Director Jon L. Seydl. Public invited; reservations required. Please contact Chris Schaede (217 244 0516 or kam@illinois.edu) for reservation information.

VOICE Reading Series

Nov 15, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Join us to hear new work by graduate student authors in the Gelvin Noel Gallery at KAM. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Kids@Krannert

Oct 06, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Join us for a Saturday morning of creative fun for parents, caregivers, and children ages 3 through 8. Kids at Krannert is a free activity day for families at KAM. Enjoy scavenger hunts, collage activities, pretend play, and messy art fun in the KAM cafe and galleries. All are welcome. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Tango at KAM

Nov 17, 2018
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive

Enjoy an afternoon of Tango dancing in the galleries with live music by Tangotta. Tango at KAM is free and open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner. Everyone is welcome. Tangotta is comprised of Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello, Dorothy Martirano on violin, Sam Ginger on keyboard and accordion, and George Turner on guitar. Event organized by Melih Sener. For more information, please visit: http://www.kam.illinois.edu

Ned O'Gorman (Illinois), "Memory at the End of History"

Oct 01, 2018
12:00 pm
English Building, Room 109

Ned O'Gorman is a Professor of Communication at Illinois. His talk is part of the HGMS faculty seminar series.

Yu-Chen Wang and CompostQ Ensemble

Nov 02, 2018
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Yu-Chen Wang will be the featured guest artist for an evening concert with the CompostQ Ensemble, a local improvisation ensemble (Dorothy Martirano, violin; Erik Lund, trombone; Armand Beaudoin, double bass; Ricardo Flores, percussion; and Kirstie Simson, dancer). This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Artist Talk: Kennedy Browne

Oct 04, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Based in Dublin and working together since 2005, Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital: the effects on workers of relocating companies, the visionary boyhood narratives of tech company founders, and struggles over privacy in the age of the internet. This event is followed by a reception at 7:00pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Elli Stern (Yale) Lecture

Nov 05, 2018
5:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080

Elli Stern received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 2008. From 2009-2010 he was Junior William Golding Fellow in the Humanities at Brasenose College and the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford. He researches the transformation and development of traditional and religious worldviews in Western life and thought. In particular, he focuses on modern Jewish history, Zionism, secularism, and religious radicalism.

Opening Reception: Kennedy Browne

Oct 04, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Based in Dublin and working together since 2005, Kennedy Browne’s videos, workshops, and sculptural installations have probed common stories of global capital: the effects on workers of relocating companies, the visionary boyhood narratives of tech company founders, and struggles over privacy in the age of the internet. This event is preceded by an artist talk in the galleries at 5:30pm. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

KAM Fall Luncheon and Lecture

Oct 05, 2018
12:00 pm
Champaign Country Club 1211 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

With Museum Director Jon L. Seydl. Public invited; reservations required. Please contact Chris Schaede (217 244 0516 or kam@illinois.edu) for reservation information.

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