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The Marshall Plan: The Vision of a Family of Nations
International House
Through February 3, 2006


Marshall Plan
Marshall Plan
Images from The Marshall Plan, depicting the story of the recovery program that transformed post WW II ravaged Europe to a continent of peaceful, prosperous nations.


Plants For All Reasons
Morris Arboretum
Through February 19, 2006


african violets
tree peonies
African Violet (left) by Betty McLaughlin and Tree Peonies (right) by Phoebe Shih are on display at the Morris Arboretum in the exhibit Plants for All Reasons. Featured are landscape paintings by students from the studio class of Phoebe Shih.


Whisper Down The Lane
Esther Klein Gallery
Through February 25, 2006

Whisper Down The Lane Exhibit Whisper Down The Lane Exhibit


Qu'est-ce que L'Art?
Almost Art by Carlos Ginzburg
Slought Foundation
Through March 26, 2006

Almost Art

Qu'est-ce que L'Art? by Carlos Ginzburg


Holiday Home
by Ben Van Berkel and Caroline Bos
Through March 26, 2006

Holiday Home
Holiday Home
Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos (UN Studio, Amsterdam), 2005,
Visualizations of ICA exhibition space


Gone Formalism
Through March 26, 2006

Gone Formalism
Gone Formalism Exhibit
Evan Holloway, Equity (detail), 2004
Steel, rigid polyurethane, celluclay, paint, graphite
Private Collection; courtesy Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Red & White & Blue Butterfly), 2003. Wax crayon on paper.


Ramp Project: Ingrid Calame
Through March 26, 2006

Ramp Project: Ingrid Calame
Ingrid Calame tracing a road sign in Seoul Korea, October 2005. 
Photo by Norm Laich


Antique Anatolian Carpets:
Masterpieces from Philadelphia Collections
Arthur Ross Gallery
Through April 2, 2006


Antique Anatolian Carpet
The Ottoman and Seljuk courts were noted for producing magnificent carpets and luxurious textiles; refined examples influenced by Royal patronage will be displayed alongside more stylized versions of village and nomadic carpets from the 17th to the 19th centuries in this second “Masterpieces” exhibition. Exploring the historic legacy of tribes who established weaving traditions in Anatolia, the selection provides evidence of distinctive styles developed in certain regions being adopted into the design vocabulary of village weavers in different areas and relationships between motifs in architecture and other Islamic art as they appear especially in prayer rugs.


In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
Penn Museum
Through April 16, 2006


National Geographic Exhibit Famous National Geographic magazine cover portrait of a young Afghan war refugee (photo by Steve McCurry, 1985). In 2002, National Geographic searched for and relocated the girl, Sharbat Gulu, now a woman in her 30s with three children, in the remote Pushtun region of Afghanistan. Image courtesy of National Geographic.
Image of a rancher's daughter in Elko, Nevada, made by the historic tintype process. Photo by Robb Kendrick, 2003. Courtesy of National Geographic.
National Geographic Exhibit
National Geographic Exhibit
Goldfinches ride on the head of a woman in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Thomas J. Abercrombie, 1968. Courtesy of National Geographic.



Educating the Youth of Pennsylvania:
Worlds of Learning in the Age of Franklin
Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Through May 31, 2006


Educating Youth Exhibit
Educating Youth Exhibit
Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pensilvania Philadelphia; Franklin and Hall, 1749; Image courtesy of Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
Hornbook of "H.H." 1799; Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection; Image courtesy of Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia.


An Investment in Knowledge:
Franklin's Vision for Penn
First Floor, College Hall
Through September, 2006


An Investment in Knowledge Exhibit
Investment in Knowledge
Benjamin Franklin,
Idea of the English School, 1751, p. 1
Portrait of William Smith
(1727-1803), Penn's First Provost
An Investment in Knowledge Exhibit

An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, 1756.
Engraving by Nicholas Scull & George Heap;
Image courtesy The Library Company of Philadelphia


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 website for more images


Performances & Special Events

Women's Sekere Ensemble
Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Celebrate African culture this month with the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (below) when they bring their Afro-American rhythms to the International House on February 3 at 8 p.m. The celebration continues on February 18 at 4 p.m. at Penn Museum with World Culture Family Day–Celebration of African Cultures featuring the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble (above right) and the Women’s Sekere Ensemble (above left). Above photo courtesy of Jennifer Chiappardi. Bottom photo courtesy of International House.

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble


Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Ben Franklin’s birth at the symposium, If Ben Had His Way; February 24, 4-6 p.m.; Class of ’55 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sponsored by Penn Humanities Forum. Photo courtesy Rare Book & Manuscript Library



Penn Presents

DeeDee Bridgewater
Tommy Makem

Bring your sweetheart and snuggle-up in the intimate Zellerbach Theatre for a Valentine's concert with the phenomenal Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Known for many years as the modern day Bard of Armagh and regarded around the world as "The Godfather" of Irish music, Tommy Makem has been mesmerizing audiences for more than four decades.
Hubbard St. Dance Chicago
This Philly favorite, Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, returns with premieres by two European master choreographers. Gnawa, filled with fiery moves and lavish sensuality, is the company's latest creation by Nacho Duato, the Artistic Director of the National Dance Company of Spain. Enemy in the Figure is William Forsythe's powerful and enigmatic work to the syncopated beats of Thom Willems.


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January 31, 2006
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