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Chinese New Year Celebration

Chef Joe Poon shares one of his creations at a vegetable carving demonstration, part of Penn Museum's Chinese New Year Celebration. Photo: Jennifer Chiappardi.

Penn Museum's Chinese New Year Celebration features traditional Chinese music and dance. Pictured here are the Jade River Dancers. Photo: Jennifer Chiappardi.



Slought Foundation Concerts

Charles Waters of Gold Sparkle Trio





Exhibits from the Fine Arts Department

Staging the Globe, oil on panel, 4 x 4 ft., 2003. From artist, "This figurative painting explores the juxtaposition of organic form (the figure) with geometic form (the sphere, glove)." On display in the MFA 1st Year Exhibit in Meyerson Hall. Through January 28.

Work by Ryan ross, MFA '05 in the exhibit Ryan Ross: Recent Work in the Graduate Student Center. Through February 11.



Holiday Garden Railway
Morris Arboretum
Through January 2

lights and winter décor adorn the Garden Railway for the holidays



A Garden For Your Walls
Through January 9


Lillium Stargazer, watercolor by Gwen Koths


Three Leaves by Gwen Koths



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.



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. Through March 4.



Joseph Beuys, Honey Pump in the Workplace, in the Fidericianum (Documenta 6, Kassel, 1977). Featured in the exhibit, The Revolt of the Bees, Wherein the Future of the Paper Hive is Declared. Through March 17.



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

See an Implementation sticker posted at an abandoned Soviet Sports Facility (Tallinn, Estonia, 2004) in the exhibit Implementation: CARRY OUT, ACCOMPLISH.


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.



Accumulated Vision, Barry Le Va
Through April 3

Bunker Coagulation (pushed from right, 1995).
Cast black hydrastone and neoprene, 15 x 30 ft.
Couretsy of the artist and Sonnabend Gallery, New York.



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




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December 14, 2004
Volume 51 Number 15


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