Local Attractions

Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavillion | www.kam.illinois.edu

Krannert Art Museum opened its doors in 1961, establishing a permanent home for the University's existing collection of fine art. A significant part of the Museum's permanent collection of 9,000 works of art is displayed in ten galleries, ranging from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary photographs. In addition, the Museum presents 12-15 changing exhibitions each year, bringing works of art from other museums and collections, both nationally and internationally, to the community. Educating the public about a range of art from all periods, and providing an instructional laboratory for students and instructors, continue to drive the Museum's collection vision.

Spurlock Museum | www.spurlock.illinois.edu

The Spurlock Museum celebrates the people of the world with featured galleries of Africa, Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, the Americans, and the Ancient Mediterranean. Special facilities include a focus gallery for temporary exhibits, learning center, auditorium, and educational resource center.

Sousa Archives and Center for American Music | http://www.library.illinois.edu/sousa/?p=collections

The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music(SACAM) acquires and preserves significant archival records and historical artifacts in multiple media formats that document America's local and national music history and its diverse cultures. Current exhibitions include: Harry Partch’s Gymnastic Rhythms: Rotate the Body in All its Planes; A Happening Place: John Cage’s Multimedia Collaborations at the University of Illinois, 1967-1969; March-mystique: Sousa’s Performance Practice as Grand Theatrical Entertainment; A Musical Affair: Sousa’s Forgotten Operettas, 1879-1915.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | http://www.krannertcenter.com/

Dubbed by the New York Times “the Lincoln Center of the Midwest,” the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is one of America's premier venues for professional performance. The Center includes the Foellinger Great Hall, the Tryon Festival Theatre, the Colwell Theatre, Studio Theatre (a black box studio), and an outdoor amphitheatre. In addition, the center houses classrooms, rehearsal halls, studios, and shops for scenery, costumes, and property construction.

For more information on things to do in and around Champaign-Urbana, please visit the Champaign County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website: www.visitchampaigncounty.org

Field Trip to Abraham Lincoln Sites in Springfield Illinois

You have the opportunity to sign up for a trip to Springfield Illinois on Tuesday June 19 to tour historic Abraham Lincoln Landmarks. The trip will include the sites listed below. Round-trip bus fare is $25, and tickets must be paid in advance through the conference registration site. You will need to pay for lunch and all entrance fees. This trip requires a minimum of 10 attendees and can only take a maximum of 13 attendees. If the minimum number of attendees is not reached prior to June 15, the trip will be cancelled and reservation fees will be refunded upon request. To sign up, please click here for instructions.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site | http://www.nps.gov/liho/index.htm

Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th President of the United States. The presidential memorial includes a four-block historic district surrounding the home and a visitor center. (from Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum | www.alplm.org

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the premier repository for materials relating to the history of the Prairie State. The Library is a public, non-circulating research facility that contains material on all aspects of Illinois' history. The Lincoln Curator and department staff administer the ALPLM's Lincoln Collection—the world's largest holding of the papers and possessions of Abraham Lincoln and his family. The collection began in the 1890s as part of the Illinois State Historical Library, and new items are added all the time.

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