Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, May 2021
Photo by Darrell Hoemann
As part of her research into the development of psychiatric hospitals during the nineteenth century and medical history, alumna Jennifer L. Thomas takes her students to abandoned or renovated sites like the Athens Lunatic Asylum. Operated in Ohio beginning in 1874, it housed patients for conditions ranging from menopause to epilepsy, which were thought to cause socially undesirable behaviors or illnesses or were convenient excuses for forced incarceration. Some structures at the site remain in disrepair, while others and the grounds have been extensively rehabilitated.
Since 2007 Krannert Center has celebrated the global sounds of the six-stringed instrument and its relatives with dozens of free performances by renowned and upcoming jazz, classical, bluegrass, rock, country, soul, folk, experimental, blues, rockabilly, Latin, and fusion—and just about any other style plus the indescribable—musicians.
Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato is a master of traditional Japanese arts including ikebana (flower arranging) and shodo (calligraphy), which he teaches to community members and students through classes at Japan House.
Krannert Art Museum, August 31, 2017–March 24, 2018
Curated by Allyson Purpura and Prita Meier
Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly