February 27, 1996
Volume 42 Number 22


Senate Nominations: Dr. Seltzer for Chair-elect; Council Dispute on Charter; Midsemester 'Red Flags'
Update on Restructuring (from John Fry's Council Remarks)
Speaking Out: A-3 Queries on Benefits, Displacement
Of Record: Retirement Option
More ENIAC Thanks; CCP Summer Grants for Course Development

Compass Features:

SAS Dean's Forum: Jonathan Miller, Swishes for Wishes, April Calendar Deadline, Update, CrimeStats
City Into Country: The Exhibit and the Symposium


City into Country into 8 and the back cover

On the Cover: From the exhibition City Into Country: Nineteenth Century French Paintings, "The Ancestral Property of Gabrielle d'EstrŽes (Le Lapin Agile)," by Maurice Utrillo, oil on panel, 1913, at the Arthur Ross Gallery. On loan from The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bequest of Charlotte Dorrance Wright.

City into Country: The Exhibit and the Symposium

City into Country: Nineteenth-Century French Paintings is more than an exhibition of Impressionist work on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Charlotte Dorrance Wright Bequest and other collections. The 44 paintings on view through March 31 at the Arthur Ross Gallery were selected, and the show curated, to examine the rise of urbanism--and the consequent reshaping of the country--through the works of Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gaugin, Henri Fantin-Latour, Camille Corot, Camille Pissaro, Mary Cassatt, and Charles Daubigny. Philadelphia Museum of Art Associate Curator Christopher Riopelle prepared the material for the exhibition along with six graduate students: Rachael Arauz, Jude Dolkart and Heather Grossman from Penn and Libby Karlinger, Marta Munoz and Joanne Payson from Bryn Mawr College, whose roles are described more fully in a Compass feature on page 8. In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a three-day symposium, City Into Country: Making French Landscapes, to be held March 3-5 at the Penn Tower Hotel in cooperation with the French Institute for Culture and Technology. Penn faculty from the departments of art history, literature, and landscape architecture will be joined by speakers from both French and American universities. They will focus on the changing definitions of city and country as the 19th century gave way to the 20th--as represented in painting, landscape architecture and gardening, and literature. With support from Leonard A. Lauder, the Compagnie financiere de CIC et de l'Union europeenne, and CertainTeed Corporation, the symposium is open to the public free. All sessions are in English.

Sunday: CityScape/LandScape

Session 1: Landscape Architecture before the Revolution.
1-2 p.m. Public and Private Space in 18th Century Parisian Gardens, Susan Taylor-Leduc
2-3 p.m. The Philosopher in The Garden, Catherine Lafarge, Bryn Mawr College

Session 2
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Public Privateness at Ermenonville, Elizabeth MacArthur, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:30-5:30 p.m., The Rise of Public Woman: Culture and Urban Experiences in Flora Tristan, Catherine Nesci, University of California, Santa Barbara

Monday: LandScape/CityScape

Session 1
9-10 a.m. Virtual Realities and Real Virtues: French Landscape Architecture During the 19th Century, John Dixon Hunt, Penn Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
10-11 a.m. Toward the Non-Place: Dis-localization and Dislocation of the Urban Space from Hugo to Apollinairre, Francoise Chenet Faugeras, U. Standhal-Grenoble 3.
11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Impressionism and Mythologies of the Seine, Richard Robson Bretell, independent scholar

Session 2
2-3 p.m. Renoir in the City, Christopher Riopelle, Philadelphia Museum of Art
3-4 p.m. From Country to City: Materiality and Temporality, Richard Terdiman, University of California, Santa Cruz

Keynote Lecture, under the patronage of M. Francois Bujon de l'Estang, Ambassador of France in the United States (reservations: 573-3550) 5:30-6:30 p.m. A Landscape of Ruins: "Paris demoli" from Mecier to Mitterrand, Anthony Vidler, University of California, Los Angeles

6:30-8:30 p.m. Reception

Tuesday: Invention of the CountrySide

9-10 a.m. The invention of the "Flowery Village," Michel Conan, Ecole d'architecture de Paris-Val de Marne.
10-11 a.m. Green Suburb: Dream and Reality, Francoise Dubost, Centre de Sociologie des Arts, Paris.
11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Le charme dolent des banlieues: Vincent Van Gogh's Images of the City's Edge, Petra tan Doesschat Chur, Seton Hall University

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