Category Archives: art

The University of Illinois Press hosts the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show, April 28-May 9, 2014. Sponsored by the Association of American University Presses, nearly 100 books and jackets—the best of university press publishing—are on display for public viewing … Continue reading

Saturday, August 24 marks the final day of the exhibit José Gamaliel González: The Artist at 80 at the Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery in Chicago. Dr. Marc Zimmerman, editor of Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago, the autobiography of José … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press hosts the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show, April 1-12, 2013.  Sponsored by the Association of American University Presses, nearly 100 books and jackets—the best of university press publishing—are on display for public viewing during … Continue reading

The August 27, 2012, issue of the Chicago Tribune includes a profile of the new University of Illinois Press collection The Black Chicago Renaissance. Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr., The Black Chicago Renaissance presents early twentieth-century Chicago as a vital … Continue reading

Earlier this year we published Illini Loyalty: The University of Illinois, a beautiful collection of photographs by UIUC alumnus Larry Kanfer, with accompanying text by Alaina Kanfer.   Larry and Alaina discuss the process of assembling the book and reveal some of their favorite images from Illini Loyalty. Q:  … Continue reading

The November 2011 issue of Art In America magazine features a four-page review, with multiple illustrations, of Marianne Kinkel’s new book Races of Mankind: The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman.  The book traces Hoffman’s sculptures from their their 1933 debut and nearly four … Continue reading

As we listen to Republican presidential candidates parry about education and consider President Obama’s call for funds to rebuild our crumbling schools, keep successful teachers on the job and hire new teachers, we worry that current public discourse about U.S. … Continue reading