Local Highlights

Asian Arts & Culture
Japan House

Japan House is going to organize Moon Gazing event around Mid-Autumn Festival! Check their page for more information!

2000 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802

Nikkejin Illinois @ Spurlock Museum

In Nikkeijin Illinois, multifaceted stories of Japanese immigrants and their descendants are offered through the lens of former and current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Illinois. These dynamic histories provide meaning towards why understanding the past is important to the present. Check the website for detailed information: https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/exhibits/profiles/nikkeijin.html

Spurlock Museum of World Cultures:
Feb 19, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801

The Ink Wash Paintings by Shozo Sato @ KAM

An exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. Check the website for more information: https://kam.illinois.edu/exhibition/ink-wash-paintings-shozo-sato

Krannert Art Museum:
Mar 2, 2023 to Dec 22, 2023
Main Level, Contemporary Gallery
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Other Attractions
William M. Staerkel Planetarium

The William M. Staerkel Planetarium is located at Parkland College in northwest Champaign. The planetarium now boasts a Digistar 6 digital projection system and the first Carl Zeiss M1015 opto-mechanical star projector installed in the western hemisphere. Public shows are held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm and 8 pm. All tickets are currently sold at the door.  Check the website for more information: https://www.parkland.edu/Audience/Community-Business/Parkland-Presents/Planetarium/About

2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821 Office Phone: 217/351-2568
Show Hotline: 217/351-2446

Champaign County History Museum

Situated in downtown Champaign, this museum showcases the history and heritage of Champaign County. Visitors can explore exhibits on local history, including artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays. Check the website for more information: https://www.champaigncountyhistory.org/

102 East University Avenue Champaign, Illinois 61820 president@champaigncountyhistory.org phone: 217-356-1010