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150 Years of Art at the University of Illinois

2023-12-12 10:00:00 2023-12-12 11:00:00 America/Chicago 150 Years of Art at the University of Illinois Main Library - Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Tuesday, December 12
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2023-12-12 10:00:00 2023-12-12 11:00:00 America/Chicago 150 Years of Art at the University of Illinois Main Library - Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Main Library

Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Join us for an overview and illustrated highlights of the role that art played in the earliest days of the University of Illinois, and how it shaped the U of I to become what it is today and beyond. Dr. Ian Wang will share 150 years of art at the university, along with the major art movements during this period, plus John Gregory’s vision for the university, the first art collection on campus, and the development of the University Art Gallery, the Krannert Art Museum, and the World Cultures and Heritages Museum (now Spurlock Museum). Dr. Wang will also examine artwork created by U of I faculty, staff, and students, through the years—from traditional works to digital and online art.


This series will run from November 7 to December 12.


About the Presenter: After a career in medical sciences in China, Dr. Yu (Ian) Wang has been committed to the role of art in the community, writing for local publications, and organizing exhibits to promote local arts and artists. Since 1999, he has been on the Spurlock Museum Advisory Board, serving as President of the Board from 2006 to 2008; and has been a curator in the East Asian Galleries of the Spurlock Museum. He won the Champaign County Arts Council’s annual ACE Awards twice—the Community Advocate Award in 2005 and the Media ACE Award in 2008. He recently taught a popular arts course for OLLI.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Presentation |

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Main Library

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Hours
Mon, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

Our beautiful, state-of-the-art Main Library opened on January 6, 2008. You’ll find a wide variety of books, movies, and music, as well as free events for all ages. Looking for tech options? We offer free Wifi, dozens of public computers with internet access, and public meeting rooms.

Upcoming events

Fri, Feb 23, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Fri, Feb 23, 9:30am - 11:30am
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Fri, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Sat, Feb 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Sat, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Mon, Feb 26, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Mon, Feb 26, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Mon, Feb 26, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Tue, Feb 27, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tue, Feb 27, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Conference Room (215)

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Tue, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Wed, Feb 28, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Wed, Feb 28, 9:45am - 10:15am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Wed, Feb 28, 11:15am - 11:45am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Wed, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Studio
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Thu, Feb 29, 10:00am - 10:45am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Thu, Feb 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robeson Pavilion Room C

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Thu, Feb 29, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Fri, Mar 01, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Fri, Mar 01, 9:30am - 11:30am
Robeson Pavilion Room C

Fri, Mar 01, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Sat, Mar 02, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Mar 04, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Mon, Mar 04, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Mon, Mar 04, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Tue, Mar 05, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tue, Mar 05, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Friends Conference Room (215)

Tue, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Conference Room (215)

Tue, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Wed, Mar 06, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Wed, Mar 06, 9:45am - 10:15am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Studio

Thu, Mar 07, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Thu, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Fri, Mar 08, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Fri, Mar 08, 9:30am - 11:30am
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Sat, Mar 09, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Mon, Mar 11, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Mon, Mar 11, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Tue, Mar 12, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tue, Mar 12, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Tue, Mar 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Conference Room (215)

Wed, Mar 13, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Wed, Mar 13, 9:45am - 10:15am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The Studio
Registration opens Friday, March 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Mar 14, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Thu, Mar 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Thu, Mar 14, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Mar 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Fri, Mar 15, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Fri, Mar 15, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friends Conference Room (215)

Fri, Mar 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Sat, Mar 16, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Mon, Mar 18, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Mon, Mar 18, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Mon, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Tue, Mar 19, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tue, Mar 19, 9:45am - 10:05am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
The Studio

Tue, Mar 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Conference Room (215)

Tue, Mar 19, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Wed, Mar 20, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Wed, Mar 20, 9:45am - 10:15am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Wed, Mar 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Studio

Thu, Mar 21, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:45am
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Nate & Lillie Story Room

Canceled
Thu, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Mar 22, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Fri, Mar 22, 9:30am - 11:30am
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Friends Conference Room (215)

Fri, Mar 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Studio

Sat, Mar 23, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

Sat, Mar 23, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B