Lots of Ways to Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month

October is National Arts and Humanities Month

In case you missed our post earlier this month, check out all the ways you can celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month. From free access to online resources to special events hosted both on campus and in the Springfield community, there is something for everyone!

Brookens Library is proud to offer a robust online collection of arts resources:

Streaming Media

BBC Shakespeare Plays

This collection provides access to the 37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985.

Ethnographic Sound Archives Online

Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together over 2,000 hours of previously unpublished historic field recordings from around the world, alongside their supporting field notes and ethnographers’ metadata, opening new paths for the study of music in its cultural context.

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

Sound files of traditional music from around the world, plus notes, images, video, and lesson plans. Search by culture, genre, instrument, year, etc.

Theatre in Video

Contains streaming video performances of major plays along with film documentaries. Includes important actors, directors and playwrights.

Databases

The Bibliography of the History of Art

Saskia Art Images

JSTOR

Project Muse

Oxford Music Online

Brookens Library also has a large collection of print art resources located in the N section of the library on the 4th floor.

For National Arts and Humanities Month, we’d like to encourage you to support the arts at UIS and in the greater Springfield area. Here is a list of art shows and venues in the area:

UIS Visual Arts Gallery

Let the fancy

Curated by Jeff Robinson and Allison Lacher

September 27 – October 18

Love You Bro

Artist Stephanie Graham

October 25 – November 15

Reception November 1, 6:30-8pm

 

ECCE Lecture:

Tempestt Hazel & Stephanie Graham – Spielberg, Diddy, and Me

Nov 1, 5:30pm, Brookens Auditorium

 

UIS Theatre

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Performances: October 19 – 27

UIS Sangamon Auditorium:

 

Whose Live Anyway?

October 6, 8pm

 

Bicentennial Celebration – Illinois Symphony Orchestra

October 20, 7:30pm

 

Straight No Chaser – One Shot Tour

October 28, 7pm

 

Hoogland Center for the Arts:

Bonnie and Clyde

October 12 – 21

 

Rocky Horror Show – Live!

October 25 – 27

 

Halloween Spooktacular Symphony Concert

October 30

 

The Pharmacy

The Mother Road

September 22 – October 22

Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 12 – 6pm

 

Open Studio – Draw, Sketch, Paint

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm

 

Springfield Art Association

Sangamon Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition

October 3-27

Reception Friday, October 12, 5:30 – 7:30pm

6X6 Art Raffle

October 18, 6-8pm

 

 

 

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