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Wild Yam Dreaming:
Australian Aboriginal Ways of Painting the Country
Penn Museum
5 p.m.; March 15, 2006

Rainbow Serpent

Aboriginal communities in Australia continue the oldest ongoing artistic tradition on earth, producing works that resemble modern abstractionist painting. What looks like abstraction, however, is filled with exacting representation of daily existence and sacred meaning. Kandimalal (Wolfe Creek Crater) and the Rainbow Serpent by Boxer Milner from Billiluna, commissioned in 2000, part of last year's "Track of the Rainbow Serpent" exhibition and part of a small selection of Serpent paintings which will be on view before and after the lecture.


16th Annual Beer Tasting with Michael Jackson:
Great Grains, Great Beers
Penn Museum
6 p.m.; March 18, 2006

Michael Jackson

Join British beer specialist Michael Jackson (above) as he explores the effects of various grains in fermentation; following the tutored tasting, enjoy dozens of additional beers from around the world accompanied by food by Museum Catering Company. Don't miss his other event, The Book and The Cook Event with Michael Jackson: Great Grains, Great Whiskeys, March 17, 6:30 p.m. For more info, call Penn Museum at (215) 898-4890.


Spotlight on Women in the World Lecture Series
Penn Museum
March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2006, 6 p.m.


Sara Yorke
Headdress of Lady Puabi
Sara Yorke Stevenson,
a founding member of the Archaeological Association of the University of Pennsylvania (1889), later renamed the University of Pennsylvania Museum, seen in a 1917 portrait by Leopold Feyffert.
Headdress of the Lady Puabi,
from the royal tombs at Ur (modern-day Iraq),
ca. 2650-2550 B.C.E.
Jaina Island Figurine
Lady Maya
Maya Pottery Female Figurine, Jaina Island, Yucatan, Mexico, 800 A.D.
Egyptian Shabti Figure
of the Lady Maya
1292-1190 B.C.E.



Libby Rudnick: A Retrospective
Burrison Gallery
Through March 17, 2006

Libby Rudnick Painting

Vickie in Plumed Hat, oil painting by Libby Rudnick



Print Annual
Charles Addams Gallery
Through March 26, 2006

Print Annual

Untitled from Print Annual exhibit.


North Philly in Focus: Photographs by the Youth of the Goodlands
Kelly Writers House Gallery
Through March 31, 2006

E. Romero Photograph

Untitled photograph by E. Romero; the exhibit is part of the community strategy to counter the negative impact of the naming of the West Kensington and Fairhill neighborhoods as “The Badlands”; Kelly Writers House Gallery. Through March 31. Image courtesy Kelly Writers House Gallery.



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.


Fine Arts Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition
Charles Addams Gallery
Through April 14, 2006

Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition

Untitled works from Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition.


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.



Edward Epstein: Means of Transport
Burrison Gallery
Through April 28, 2006

Edward Epstein: Means of Transport

Untitled work by Edward Epstein in Means of Transport. His works were inspired by the journey Epstein's grandfather took with his family, escaping from Nazi persecution, traveling through vast reaches of the Soviet empire, and finally arriving in the United States.


Material Speaks: The New Quilt
Esther Klein Gallery
Through April 30, 2006

The New Quilt

Joyce Carey, Coming Together
cotton, polyester satin, interfacing, bonding, computer printed


Garden Life: A Juried Photographic Exhibit
Morris Arboretum
Through May 15, 2006

Garden Life Exhibit
Red Tulip by Susan Rothchild was one of last year's winners.



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



Threadgill's Zooid

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid, Friday, March 17, 8 p.m., I-House


Penn Presents

Mick Moloney
Mick Moloney's Irish-American Music & Dance Festival,
March 17, 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.
Russian Ballet
Russian National Ballet presents Giselle,
March 15, 7:30 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.
Soweto Gospel Choir
Soweto Gospel Choir, a South African ensemble, performing in eight different languages, in an inspirational program of tribal, traditional and popular African gospel, March 25, 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.
Orchestra Underground
In the final installment to American Composers Orchestra's Orchestra Underground series for the 2005-2006 season, electric violinist Todd Reynolds joins the orchestra which also features the film, Call Them All: Fantasy Projections for Film, Laptop, and Orchestra; March 18, 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.


Penn Theatre Arts Program

Turandot an Italian Commedia by Carlo Gozzi;
March 29-April 1, 8:00 p.m. & April 1-2, 2:00 p.m.;
Studio Theater; Annenberg Center.


Penn Museum
Thieves of Baghdad
March 4, 2 p.m.

Matthew Bogdanos

The presentation by U.S. Marine Colonel and New York Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos (above) details the investigation into the theft and looting of the Iraq Museum in April 2003. Colonel Bogdanos tells the story of the creation of the U.S. government's first multi-agency task force ever deployed to a war zone (in the frozen hills of Afghanistan), and that team's recovery more than one year later of over 5,000 of history's most priceless antiquities. Exposing the flourishing black market in stolen antiquities, he addresses the future of international efforts to stop the smugglers. Colonel Matthew Bogdanos received his law degree and a master's in classics from Columbia University. A book signing follows his talk (royalties from Thieves of Baghdad go to the Iraq Museum). $10 (includes Museum admission); free for Museum members. Reservations recommended. Information: (215) 898-4890. Photo courtesy of The New York Times.

Penn Museum
Intelligent Design Meets the First Amendment
March 13, 6:30 p.m.

Eric Rothschild

Eric Rothschild (above), co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the recent landmark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, offers an insider's perspective on this highly publicized "intelligent design" case, in a special talk, "Intelligent Design Meets the First Amendment" Monday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum.


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February 28, 2006
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