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Slought Foundation Concerts


Tom Varner's (above) Swimming with Tom Varner, Steve Wilson, Tony Malaby, Cameron Brown and Tom Rainey. This concert will feature the premiere of two new extended suites, commissioned by the Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation's 'New Works: Creation and Presentation Program.'



Marshall Allen (left). Photo by Frank Schindelbeck; Rashied Ali (right). Photo by Klaus Muempfer. Marshall Allen will perform on alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, kora, and electronic valve instrument, and Rashied Ali will perform on drums.



Penn Presents

Cherish the Ladies

Irish music ensemble, Cherish the Ladies, will perform in a
Celtic Chritmas Concert .


Take 6

Mulit-Platnium, Multi-Grammy winning gospel group Take 6 will perform in a holiday show. They are known for their melodic
and soulful a cappella sound.




Fox Gallery
Through December 22

Gleam, 2003 by Brent Wahl, cibachrome paint



Photographic Explorations: Photographs from the Collection of the Penn Museum
Burrison Gallery
Through January 28

camel caravan

Camel caravan on the plain Rayy, Iran, 1934-38.
Photo by Stanislav Niedzwiecki.



MFA 2nd Year Exhibition
Meyerson Gallery
Through December 9

Self-Portrait. Image by Rita Natarova, MFA '05



Nikon's Small World: Celebratin 30 Years of Photography Through the Microscope
Wistar Institute
Through December 16

Click here for the rest of the winning entries.

1st place

Quantum dot nanocrystals deposited on a silicon substrate (200x) by Seth Coe-Sullivan.


9th place

Crystallized acetaminophen and ascorbic acid (40x) by Edy Kieser.


Crystaliezed, glycine, tartaric acid and resorcinol (40x) by Edy Kieser.



Scolex (head) of Cysticercus psiformis (taperworm) (100x) by Christian Gautier.

13th place

Interference image of a microscopic flow-pattern in draining soap film (15x) by Tsutomu Seimiya.

19th place

Planarization of patterned silicon-nitride-coated silicon-substrate (200x) by Pedro Barrios.



Return to the Source
Kelly Writers House Gallery
Through December 22


Photo taken in Senegal by Kerry Stuart Coppin



Jonathan Tucker: Painted Forms
Esther Klein Gallery
Through December 31

channel 2

Compound 3 by Jonathan Tucker

compound 3

Channel 2 by Jonathan Tucker




Holiday Garden Railway
Morris Arboretum
Through January 2

lights and winter décor adorn the Garden Railway for the holidays



Exhibits at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Vintage photo of Edgar Fahs Smith in his office in Harrison Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania. Featured in the Nine Lives of Edgar Fahs Smith exhibit.


By Michael Winkler, detail of speleed-forms from "Regular, Linear, Axial Chaos," 2004. Part of the Michael Winkler: Word Images 1982-2004 exhibit.




GILB: Yellowed Images of a Vanished Country
Arthur Ross Gallery
Through January 30

after wall collapsed

Two days after the Berlin Wall was opened, Berlin, November 1989, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the photographer Lutz Masanetz.


Girl from Scharneber Street, Berlin, 1985. Gelatin silver print by Lutz Masanetz. Photographs of East Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Exhibits at Slought Foundation

Through January 31

Bioscleave House, 2004 (Long Island). Part of the Architecture Against Death exhibit.



Ku Klux Klan night ceremony and cross burning (Valdosta, Georgia, 1922). Part of the Non-Retinal exhibit.

Luis Benedit, Fitotrón (System of Hydroponic Cultivation), 1973. Featured in The Other Epistemology exhibit.

Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I (Luxor, Egypt).Courtesty of National Geographic, 2002. Featured in the Sun Ra Meets Napolean exhibit.



ICA Fall Exhibits
Through December 12

ICA presents four new exhibits for the fall 2004 season beginning September 9. The exhibits on display are Ant Farm: 1968-1978, Trials and Turbulence: Pepón Osorio, An Artist in Residence at DHS, David Lamelas: Exhibiting Mediality and this year's Ramp Project with artist Amy Sillman.

ant farm

Media Burn by Ant Farm, July 4, 1975. Performance at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA. Photo by John F. Turner.


Face to Face by Pepón Osorio, 2002. Mixed media with 5 computer monitors with video, 2 large projected DVDs, TV with home video. Photo by Becket Logan, courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY.


Límite de una Proyección by David Lamelas, 1967. Installation view, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist and Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.


Unearth by Amy Sillman, 2003. Oil on canvas, 66" x 78". Courtesy of Brent Sikkema NYC.



A Garden For Your Walls
Through January 9


Lillium Stargazer, watercolor by Gwen Koths


Three Leaves by Gwen Koths



Enchanting Plants: Images from a Roving Horticulturist
Morris Arboretum
Through February 27


Weeping Beech at Royal Botanic Gardents, Kew by Anthony Aiello.



Track of the Rainbow Serpent
Penn Museum
Through February 27

Kandimalal (Wolf Creek Crater) and the Rainbow Serpent by Boxer Milner from Billilunal, commissioned in 2000.

Stan Brumby from Halls Creek with Sugar Leaf Dreaming, commissioned in 2000. Photo:. Peggy Reeves Sanday



Transcendence: Louis I. Kahn at Dhaka
Kroiz Gallery
Through April 8

A small boy admires the Capital of Bangladesh in Dhaka designed by Kahn. © 2003 Louis Kahn Project, Inc.



Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum

Through May 28

Three vessels. Gold bow, electrum tumbler, and a gold vessel in the shape of an ostrich egg, with lapis lazuli, red limestone, shell, and bitumen, all ca. 2650-2550 B.C.

Gold bull amulet,
1.5 cm x 1.5 cm


Cosmetic box with inlaid lid, of silver, lapis lazuli and shell, found in the Lady Puabi's tomb.

Some of Lady Puabi's jewelry, found in her tomb chamber, including pins of gold and lapis lazuli, a garter and cuff of gold, lapis lazuli and carnelian, finger rings, and more.


Headdress of the Lady Puabi

Front view of the bull-headed Great Lyre from the "Kings Grave" at Ur. Gold, silver, lapis lazuli, shell, bitumen, and wood.



A Wonderful Life: A Daughter's Tribute to a Family of Educators
Lobby, GSE


Pennsylvania Daughter

Pennsylvania Daughter by
Joan Myerson. Digital "painting" of the artist's mother as Penn student

Visit the artist's web site for more images



  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 13, November 23, 2004


November 23, 2004
Volume 51 Number 13


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