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All events for January 2015
12/15/2014-
01/02/2015
Temporary Museum Closure
 

Exhibit: Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Sunday, January 25, 2015

This exhibit celebrates not only the artistry and endurance of the Maya weaving tradition but also the cultural intelligence and creative force of the weavers themselves. More than 90 textiles coming from 32 highland towns are presented, each textile woven in a style that identifies the town of its weaver and the wearer. Exhibit areas address the links between the living and ancient Maya, the weaver and the backstrap loom, textiles for daily wear, the art of the traditional Maya blouse, or huipil, ceremonial cloths and clothing, and evidence of evolution in textile designs.

The Spurlock Museum’s changing exhibits are made possible through a gift from Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell and supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Related Links: Curator introduction to the exhibit and opening celebration

Location: Campbell Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: During Museum Hours
Cost: Free Admission
For further information, contact Tandy Lacy at (217) 244 - 3900 or

Temporary Museum Closure

Monday, December 15, 2014 - Friday, January 2, 2015

The Museum will be closed Monday, December 15 through Tuesday, December 23 for floor refinishing and Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2 for the winter holidays. Regular hours resume on Saturday, January 3. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Location: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
For further information, contact the Museum Information Desk at (217) 333 - 2360.

Stories to Warm Your Heart

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Throw off the winter chill with a family storytelling concert by resident storyteller Kim Sheahan.

Location: Ancient Mediterranean Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

Exhibit: East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015

For over a century, the University of Illinois has played a critical role in the promotion of educational exchange with China. UI President Edmund James (1904-1920) was a leader in the movement to open US universities to Chinese students in 1905-06, when US policy toward China was very restrictive in this area. This exhibit tells the story of how James’ vision led the University of Illinois to become one of the most significant destinations for Chinese students during the early decades of the 20th century.

Location: Hundley Central Core Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: During Museum Hours
Cost: Free Admission

Exhibit Opening Celebration: East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange

Friday, January 23, 2015

Join us for refreshments and gallery exploration in celebration of this special Central Core exhibit documenting the university’s early connections with China. University President Robert Easter will speak. This will be followed by a performance of His Excellency, Dr. Wu Tingfang: On America 1914, a dramatic reading by Department of Theatre grad student Xing Jianjun of selections from Dr. Wu’s writings on the United States, including his Commencement Address at the University of Illinois on June 10, 1908 and his extraordinary book, America Through the Spectacles of an Oriental Diplomat (1914).

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

CAS/MillerComm Lecture: "GO: Organic Orchestra--Process and Prototype" by Adam Rudolph

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A pioneering "world music" percussionist and composer at the forefront of cross-cultural music projects since the late 1970's, Adam Rudolph discusses his research and performance experiences in various music cultures over the past 40 years, and how aspects of their cosmologies inspire and influence his creative process. By illustrating this artistic background, he offers an evolutionary construct of GO: Organic Orchestra, a concept of techniques and compositional strategies for conducted improvisation that provides the ability to uniquely develop large performance ensembles uniting a wide-range of musical disciplines.

The CAS/MillerComm public events series brings to campus people who offer unique cross-disciplinary contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.

This Center for Advanced Study event is hosted by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music and the School of Music in conjunction with the Composition-Theory Division, School of Music, Department of African American Studies, Department of Dance, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Jazz Division, School of Music, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Art Museum, Musicology Division, School of Music, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and the Spurlock Museum with special support from Bruno and Wanda Nettl.

For further information, visit the Center for Advanced Study at (external link)cas.illinois.edu or call (217) 333-6729.

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 4:00 PM–5:30 PM
Cost: Free Admission