Baldwin/NOW

National Medal of Arts winner Ping Chong juxtaposed the forceful words of James Baldwin from a 1968 speech with contemporary images of racist violence and killings of African American boys and men in Baldwin/NOW for February Dance 2016.

Photo by Natalie Fiol.

Dressing in a Kimono

To fulfill its mission to educate the public and celebrate traditional aesthetics, Japan House regularly invites experts such as Toshie Hasada from the Hakubi Kyoto Kimono School to share their expertise.

Backstage at Krannert Center

Dancers are movement artists and athletes who must make meticulous preparations before taking the stage so that they perform at the highest level, maintain focus, and develop the appropriate mental and emotional state to express themselves fully.

Photo by Natalie Fiol.

Mantle with Hummingbird Design

The intricately embroidered wool hummingbirds on this burial shroud suggest that it was made for a high-ranking member of the Nasca society. This brightly colored piece is part of Krannert Art Museum's extensive collection of works from the Americas.

Peru, Nasca (ca. 100 BCE). Mantle with hummingbird design (detail). Cotton, alpaca wool. Gift of Fred Olsen and the Art Acquisition Fund 1967-29-56. Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum.

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