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Penn Presents

V. Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela, poet, singer, musician, and freedom fighter

N. MacMaster

Natalie Macmaster, Celtic fiddle master

J. Scofield

John Scofield, guitarist


Complexions Contemporary Ballet

African Rhythms

African Rhythms Drum and Dance Troupe



Slought Foundation Concerts

J. Tchicai

John Tchicai, saxophone

M. Formanek

Michael Formanek, bass

P. Lasha

Prince Lasha, saxophone



Gianni Gebbia, alto saxophone



Bauhaus Quartet

Butcher & Hemmingway

John Butcher and Gerry Hemingway



Special Events


23rd Annual Maya Weekend


Maya pottery cylinder vase, Chama, A.D. 700-900, which would have held chocolate.


monkey vase

Maya alabaster effigy vase with monkey, circa A.D. 1000-1500, which would have held a beverage made from ground cacao beans.

vase rollout

A painting of a rolled out view of the Chama Vase.





Exhibits from the Fine Arts Department

becky young

The Dream
by Becky Young. Part of the exhibit Body of Light: 1961-2005. Through April 28.


The Stylish Brides Inner Struggle for Sanity and Serenity by Neff, oil on canvas, 2005. Included in the
Fox Family All Campus Show. Through May 1.



Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image
Penn Museum
Through July 3


Veiled Woman with Pearls, photograph taken by Antoin Sevruguin. Sevrugin was the first Iranian photographer to focus on the aesthetic, as well as the documentary, potential of photography. Images like this haunting portrait brought a new artistry to turn-of-the-century Iranian photography.



Barber Dying Nasir al-din Shah's Mustache, photograph taken by Antoin Sevruguin. In addition to taking official portraits of royalty, Sevrugin had the privilege of witnessing more intimate moments, such as here.



The Luggage Bearers. As ethnographer, Sevrugin turned his attention to various occupations in Iran, such as these luggage bearers posed outside in an open square. The image was part of his series on transportation.




Textiles of the Burma Hills
Arthur Ross Gallery
Through June 26


Maru Jacket, Kachin group



Lahu Woman's Skirt with Applique, Burma, 1920-1960, commercial and homespun cotton



PAFA at Penn
Kroiz Gallery
Through June 8


Glass-scape by Carol Fairlie, 2004, watercolor




ICA Spring Exhibits

Bunker Coagulation (pushed from right, 1995). Cast black hydrastone and neoprene, 15 x 30 ft. Courtesy of the artist and Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Through April 3.



Untitled by Erick Swenson 2004. Polyurethane resin, acrylic paint, MDF, polystyrene, 276 x 174 x 23.5 inches. Angstrom Gallery, Dallas; James Cohan Gallery, New York. On display iin the Springtide exhibit through August 1.


Exhibit Richard Pettibone: A Retrospective features Roy Lichtenstein's , Trigger Finger and Frank Stella's Yozd II; Yozd II, 1969 acrylic on shaped canvas 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. On extended loan to the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery from a Private Collection. Through July 31.


Exhibit Framing Exposure: Process and Politics. Students and faculty visit the Williams College Museum of Art, 2004. Photo by Johanna Plummer. Through July 31.



Western Views: Paintings, Drawings, Collages
Burrison Gallery
Through April 22

western view

Pocket of Light by Norman Nilsen, 2003, oil on canvas



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.



Sam Maitin: A Life in Art
Through April 17

"Untitled," 2003, mixed media study towards Christian Association commission at Penn



Teatro Anatomico
Esther Klein Gallery
Through April 29

View of complete installation
by Cristin Millett.

Detail view of installation. The image is from a painting by Jusepe de Ribera, a Spanish painter who lived from 1591-1652. The painting is called "The Bearded Woman" and depicts Magdalena Ventura breast feeding her baby. It is at the Palacio Lerma, Fundacion Casa Ducal de Medinaceli in Toledo.





Exhibits at Slought Foundation

Cielito lindo by Julio Grinblatt (2004). Part of the Cielito lindo exhibit through May 19.

Hermann Nitsch, Das Orgien Mysterien Theater/Theater of Orgies and Mysteries, Salzburg, 1990. Part of the Hermann Nitsch/Die Aktionen: 1962-2003 exhibit through May 19.




Iraq's Endangered Cultural Heritage: An Update
Penn Museum
Through May 8

Repeating design featuring concentric ovals. Black stone. Steatite (?). Jemdet Nasr, ca. 3100-2900 BCE. Size: Diameter, 1.1 cm; height: 1.5 cm.


Segmented seal, with each section showing a pigtailed woman, hands raised, seated on a low dais. Black stone. Steatite (?). Late Uruk-Jemdet Nasr, ca. 3300-2900 BCE. Size: Diameter, 1.4 cm; height: 1.4 cm.


Birds reversed above and below undulating line. Black stone. Early Dynastic. ca. 2500 BCE. Size: Diameter, 1.8 cm; height: 2 cm.



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.




Morris Arboretum Exhibits

West Field, one of the works from a new exhibit, Water, Trees and Sky: Uncommon Views of the Arboretum.
The exhibit will run through September 4.



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. 26, March 29, 2005


March 29, 2005
Volume 51 Number 26


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