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'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guests

This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly.

Composer Renee Baker to premiere new score for historic silent film

The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will screen two silent films with new scores by composer Renee Baker in recognition of Black History Month.

Exhibition of Indian paintings passed 'From Hand to Hand' at Krannert Art Museum

Indian paintings depicting Hindu epics, royal portraits and stories of love can be seen at Krannert Art Museum’s “From Hand to Hand” exhibition, opening Feb. 28.

First film and guests announced for 21st annual ‘Ebertfest’

A post-World War II romance is the first film announced for this year’s “Ebertfest,” coming April 10-13 to downtown Champaign and the U. of I. The film will be shown in memory of its co-star, Scott Wilson, a frequent past festival guest. Organizers also announced an added role in this year’s festival for film critic Richard Roeper.

Krannert Art Museum to feature newly acquired Louise Fishman painting in spring exhibition

Krannert Art Museum recently purchased a painting by University of Illinois alumna Louise Fishman that will be part of an exhibition of 20th century paintings at the museum.

New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age

Two Illinois professors tell the story of a secret Hollywood studio at the heart of the Cold War and the early nuclear age.

Book by Illinois music professor looks at how Brazilian forro music, environment are connected

Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers writes in his new book about forro music of Brazil and its connections to the environment, drought and politics.

Krannert Art Museum to offer short films, panel discussion for World AIDS Day

Krannert Art Museum will screen short films about AIDS activism – the only downstate Illinois venue to show the films – for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

Irish artists Kennedy Browne grapple with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

The first solo U.S. exhibition by Irish artists Kennedy Browne at Krannert Art Museum raises questions about global commerce and technology.

Faculty artists engage the contemporary world with exhibition at Krannert Art Museum

University of Illinois art and design faculty members show their work at Krannert Art Museum.