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MPAL Exhibits 2023-2024: Earth Month

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2023-2024 academic year.

About This Exhibit

Happy Earth Month! This exhibit celebrates nature, sustainability, and the ways in which we can make a difference through performance and art. The resources in this exhibit include musical scores depicting the natural world, play scripts that tackle important ethical questions about how we interact with the environment, informational texts about activism in dance and choreography, and many other topical materials.

Pictures of the Earth Month Exhibit

Photo of Case 1

Case 1

Photo of Case 2

Case 2

Photo of Case 3

Case 3

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Flat Case

Photo of Flat Case

Flat Case

Featured Items

Sustainability On Campus

UISO Climate Change Awareness Concert

Large empty auditorium with a grand piano in the center of the stage.

The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (UISO), with the School of Earth, Society and Environment, will be performing a concert focused on spreading climate change awareness. This concert features music by Ethel Smyth, Benjamin Britten, Iman Habibi, Takashi Yoshiamatsu, and Claude Debussy.

Visit the Krannert Center Event Page to learn more!

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE)

Image of a recycling bin in the foreground and people walking outside in the background, accompanied by text reading "iSEE Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign".

iSEE is the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment here at UIUC. They have sustainability initiatives, fun events, and educational resources available all year round.

Visit the iSEE website to learn more!

Deke Weaver's The Unreliable Bestiary

White text reading "CETACEAN (The Whale): A Live Event of Mystery and Depth" against a dark blue background, with decorative blue whales in the top right corner.

Local playwright Deke Weaver’s ongoing project, An Unreliable Bestiary, is a compendium of plays that each focus on a different creature - one for each letter of the alphabet. His most recent work, CETACEAN, is a moving tribute to whales and to humans’ relationship to marine environments.

Visit Deke Weaver's website to learn more!