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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.


Open House Exhibition
Charles Addams Gallery
One Day Show Only: April 10, 2006

Addams Gallery Open House

Artwork from Open House exhibition.


Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition
Charles Addams Gallery
Through April 14, 2006

Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition

Artwork from Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition.


Sculpture Seminar Exhibition
Meyerson Lower Gallery
Through April 16, 2006

Meyerson Exhibit

Artwork from Sculpture Seminar Exhibition.


In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
Penn Museum
Through April 15, 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.


Collage/Documentation Exhibition
Charles Addams Gallery
Through April 16, 2006

CharleCollage/Documentation Exhibit

Artwork from Collage/Documentation Exhibition.


Edward Epstein
Burrison Gallery
Through April 28, 2006

Edward Epstein: Means of Transport

Artwork by Edward Epstein from 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.

Fox Family All-Campus Exhibition
Fox Gallery
Through April 28, 2006

Fox Gallery

Artwork from Fox Family All-Campus Exhibition.


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.



The Arts of the Future will be Radical Transformations of Situations, or They Will Be Nothing: Guy Debord Cineaste;
Slought Foundation
Through May 25, 2006

Vive le detournement

Film Still, Guy Debord


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.


Delaware River Valley Schoolhouses:
From the Age of Franklin
Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Through May 31, 2006

Delaware River Valley Schoolhouses

The Library is Burning
Text, Image, Object: 1963-2006, Osvaldo Romberg
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Through June 7, 2006

Osvaldo Romberg

Osvaldo Romberg's Installation book in Negev Desert, Israel, with Borges text cast in cement, in the direction of Jerusalem,1995.


The Early Modern Painter-Etcher
Arthur Ross Gallery
Through June 11, 2006

Early Modern Painter-Etcher

Peter Paul Rubens, St. Catherine, 1530s, etching.
Courtesy of the New York Public Library


Dennis Oppenheim Exhibits
Slought Foundation
Through June 24, 2006

Dennis Oppenheim Reading Position for Second Degree Burn, 1970, Jones Beach, New York, Duration of Exposure: 5 hours. Part of the exhibit, Tactics: Early Video Works by Dennis Oppenheim, 1970-1974.
Waves Artwork from Wave Forms: Oppenheim Proposal for 3401 Chestnut St., Philadelphia


ICA Spring Exhibits
April 21 Through July 30, 2006

Kai Althoff
Filmgroup West (Kai Althoff, Michaela Eichwald, Ralf Schaf, TK) Aus Lauter Haut, 2000
Video, minutes
Image courtesy of the artists.
From the exhibit,
Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out Of Cologne

Soft Sites
Mary Ellen Carroll, Late (view 1), 2005
Silver gellatin print, 16 x 16 inches
From the exhibit, Soft Sites
Candida Hofer
Candida Höfer, BNF Paris XX, 1998
C-print, 33 1/2 x 33 1/2  inches
©2004 Candida Höfer / Artists Rights Society (ARS).
Image courtesy of the artist.
Zoe Strauss
Detail I-95 (Camden Mattresses) Camden, NJ, 2002
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Public Art Project
From the exhibit, Ramp Project: Zoe Strauss


Housing the Bell: 150 Years of Exhibiting an American Icon
Kroiz Gallery
April 20 Through August 18, 2006

Housing the Bell
Drawing from Housing the Bell exhibit.


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


Coming to the Small Screen: Ormandy & Television
Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Eugene Ormandy

Drawing by Alfred Bendiner, ca. 1952
Eugene Ormandy dedicated his life to music, from the age of three, when he first picked up a violin, to shortly after his 84th birthday, when he conducted his last concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra. It is with this orchestra that Ormandy's name will forever be associated, by virtue of his serving as its Music Director for 42 years. Image courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives.


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



Penn Presents

Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra Body Vox
Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Body Vox
Koresh Dance Company
Koresh Dance Company
I Am Nobody's Lunch
I Am Nobody's Lunch


Penn Theatre Arts Program

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


Special Events

22nd Annual Philadelphia
International Children's Festival
Annenberg Center
April 30-May 6, 2006


Circus Inferno

Circus Inferno




Same Spirit, Different Movement:
A Hip-Hop Extravaganza

Michel Lauziere

Michel Lauziere

Me! Me! Me!

Me! Me! Me!

Russian Kids Circus

Russian American Kids Circus






Morris Arboretum
Cherry Blossom Queen Visit
April 22, 2006, 1 p.m.

Cherry Blossom Queen


International House
Sumo Wrestling Challenge
April 6, 7 & 8:30 p.m.


Sumo Wrestling


The Philadelphia Antiques Show
Loan Exhibit: The Schuylkill Villas
April 8-11, 2006

Delft Plate
English Delft Charger, circa 1750. This polychrome 18th century charger is unusual with its scenes of activity. The pottery illustrates a town scene with conventional patterns on a white background. At Woodford, built 1756 with later additions, visitors can see the excellent Naomi Wood Collection of Americana and related objects. Photo: Charles Gardner
Triple Chest, circa 1735-1745. This chest-on-chest-on-chest is made of cherry wood. It descended in the Morris family and can be seen at Cedar Grove, which was moved from the Frankford area of Philadelphia to Fairmount Park in 1928. Photo: Graydon Wood
Triple Chest
Laurel Hill Exterior
Laurel Hill, Fairmount Park. Built sometime between 1764 and 1767, Laurel Hill was the summer home of Rebecca Rawle and Samuel Shoemaker. Prior to the Revolutionary War, Shoemaker served a term as mayor of Philadelphia. Originally, Laurel Hill was a two-story Georgian brick structure. In the late 18th or early 19th century, a single-story wing was added to the south side of the home. Later, a two-story octagonal wing was built on the north side. Photo: Lynn Rosenthal


Fourth Annual Locks Foundation Distinguished Artists Series:
"Eric Fischl: The Death of Painting
from Van Gogh to Chris
Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center
April 11, 2006, 6 p.m.

Eric Fischl Painting

Bedroom Scene #6
(Surviving the Fall Meant Using You for Handholds)

Eric Fischl, 2004, Oil/linen, 72 x 90 inches
Image courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Special Program: A Career in Deep Sea Exploration
Robert Ballard, Discoverer of the Titanic
Penn Museum
April 11, 2006, 6 p.m.

Robert Ballard
Dr. Robert D. Ballard aboard the research vessel Ronald H. Brown.
Photo courtesy Gaspar Tringale.
For additional information, see the Museum's website.



  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 27, March 28, 2006


March 28, 2006
Volume 52 Number 27


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