Education: Hum in Illinois

The campus of the University of Illinois was overrun last week with visitors trying hard to keep up with a set of programs. The programs offered an astonishingly wide choice: a show of 136 examples of modern American painting from

Koerner to Motherwell, a concert of Hindemith music with Composer Paul Hindemith conducting, plus lectures, documentary films, original plays and a lot more concerts.

Champaign-Urbana (pop. 62,000) was not surprised by the activity; the University of Illinois was simply launching, for the fourth year in a row, its annual Festival of Contemporary Arts. Before...

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