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Philadelphia International Children's Festival
April 30-May 4

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The Silent Theater will perform an old folk tale, Donkey Skin He Is Out!, classic clowning traditions and modern theatre clowning duo, KiSaCo, welcome a baby into the world

Snow White, with minimal props and set, three exceptional actors use an inspired mix of mime, physical theatre and original songs to tell this story Stoneface, a show without words combines music, poetry, and sight-gags into a theatrical experience


Penn Presents: Annenberg Center


Afro-Cuban All Stars,
Grammy-nominated big band explores Cuba's musical heritage
John O'Conor, pianist,
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

Joshua Redman Elastic Band, Grammy-nominated jazz saxman
River North Chicago Dance Company

The Tallis Scholars, classical and choral music

Voice of the Dragon: Once Upon a Time in Chinese America,
multicultural work fusing music, theater, ballet, and pyrotechnical Chinese martial arts

The Klezmatics, arrangements and compositions combine Jewish identity and mysticism with contemporary zeitgeist


Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival: Morris Arboretum
April 13


Three Worlds Intertwined Performance: UPM
Through April 13

An interactive performance by the Vagabond Acting Troupe in coordination with the Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans exhibit. Above, an Etruscan Priestess (Kate Griesermer), a Roman Senator (Leonard Kelly), the goddess Athena (Rose Evans) and a slave from all three worlds (Jason Stockdale).



French Contemporary Landscape Architecture:
Fox Gallery

Through April 4



Maya Brym
oil on canvas
MFA Preview Thesis show
Erica Baklawski
acrylic on panel
Fox Family Exhibition


Charles Cooper and John H. Stone: Painting and Sculpture: Esther Klein Gallery
Through May 2

by Charles Cooper
Kitchen Gods at Work,
John H. Stone


Homage to Maury:Burrison Gallery
Through May 3

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Untitled, Salih Memecan, c.1980.


ICA Winter Exhibitions
Through April 6

Justine Kurland

Wood Song, 2002
Toned gelatin silver print
Courtesy of the artist and Gorney, Bravin + Lee, New York


Adam Ames: Without Warning (Flying Vaginas Are Trying to Eat Me)

Without Warning, (video still)
Courtesy of the Adam Ames


Edna Andrade: Optical Paintings, 1963-1986


Temple, 1986
Acrylic on canvas
Collection of Fred and Kathryn Giampietro


Photographic Explorations:
A Century of Images in Archaeology and Anthropology: UPM

Through April 15

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Photo: James B. Pritchard, 1958.
James B. Pritchard excavated the site of Gibeon in modern-day Jordan, a site mentioned a number of times in the Bible. Pictured here is the spectacular pool of Gibeon.


Photo: Jane Goodale, 1954.
The Tiwi are an Australian Aboriginal group living on Melville Island. Jane Goodale, then a graduate student in Penn's Anthropology Department, spent most of 1954 living among them.


Photo: George F. Dales, 1969.
George F. Dales surveyed the Seistan region (pictured above) of southwestern Afghanistan in search of evidence of contact between the Indus and Mesopotamian civilizations.


Photo by John Henry Haynes, 1899.
Workers carry away baskets full of dirt in a stark, surreal landscape at Nippur in Iraq, 1899.



Seasonal Views of the Morris Arboretum,
Through April 30

Exhibit includes (above) a winter view of the Swan Pond at the Arboretum and other works by artist Linda Berger, a Arboretum staff member.


Steve McCurry-South Southeast: Arthur Ross Gallery, Through May 25

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Photo by Steve McCurry, Haunted Eyes Tell of a Young Afghan Refugee's Fears, Baluchistan, Pakistan, 1985, is part of the exhibit South Southeast, at the Arthur Ross Gallery.

"Rebuilding the city of Herat after years of Soviet
bombing" Herat, Afghanistan. 1993

"Mazar-I-Sharif Mosque" Afghanistan. 1991


Without Ground: ICA
Through July 27

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Kimowan McLain's Without Ground creates a narrative of Native American diaspora. Using manipulated photo images transferred directly to the wall, Without Ground marches like film imagery in a line of figures stretching the length of the ICA's Ramp Corridor.


A Plantsman in Asia: 1979-2000: Morris Arboretum
Through September

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Exhibit provides an in-depth photographic view of the Asian people and their unique, close connection with plants.


Mammoth Scale: The Anatomical Sculptures of
William Rush: Wistar Institute

Through October

William Rush, model of the sphenoid bone, 1808.
Photo by Candace diCarlo.




Worlds Interwined:
Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans: UPM


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Loculus Cover (burial niche) funerary relief of man and servants, limestone,2nd century A.D., Palmyra, Syria.
The sculpted coversthat seal the loculi in Palmyra's Valley of the Dead, provides considerable information about Palmyrene burial customs, religion and local life.
This cover depicts a youth reclining with a vase in his left hand. Two males in smaller scale, perhaps slaves, stand by, holding amphora and a cup.


Antefix with Satyr head, terra cotta, 4th century B.C., Cerveteri, Italy.
One of a set of antefixes with backdrops in the shape of shells,
from a large temple in the countryside of Caere. They were used along the edge of roofs. The satyrs have red flesh that shows they are males.


Seated God (Dionysus) with a Lion, marble, Roman Imperial period
with restorations in Italy in the early 17th century or before, Rome, Italy. UPM purchased this statue from a dealer in 1911 and it can be dated back to 1622.

  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 26, March 25, 2003