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Almanac - May 27 2008, Volume 54 No. 34

Penn Museum
Surviving: The Body of Evidence
Through May 2009


Above: Dr. Alan Mann, co-curated the exhibi


Above: Dr. Janet Monge, Acting Curator of the Physical Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology co-curated Surviving: The Body of Evidence.

Penn Museum Exhibits and Events

Counterpoint: Anthropology and Photography
in Papau New Guinea


Austin Super's ethnographic research and photography in New Guinea.

Merle Smith Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Penn Museum. Through September 14, 2008.


Summer Wonder 2008

Designed for children ages 6-12 and their families, Summer Wonder programs introduce diverse cultural perspectives through performing arts.
Programs begin at 10:30 a.m., free w/Museum admission.
Register: (215) 746-6774.

MommaSandi Hypnosis
Momma Sandi recounts colorful stories on July 2

Hypnosis performs July 9


Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum
Through September 28

Penn In the World


Annenberg School


(Above) Robert Rahway’s Zakanitch’s Big Bungalow Suite V, an 11-by-30-foot acrylic work of abstract art, will be on display in the Forum of the Annenberg School for Communication on April 1. This marks the first time Mr. Zakanitch’s work is on display at Penn since a 1982 exhibit at ICA. Mr. Zakanitch’s styles have ranged from abstract expressionism, to minimalism to pop art. The Forum in the Annenberg School building is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. The work will be on display through September 2008.

Burrison Gallery
June 2-July 4


June 16-July 4

Peep Show


Morris Arboretum
Garden Railway: “Architectural Wonders of the World.”
June 14-August 30

The garden-scale buildings, like the “Taj Mahal” above, are the creation of famed garden railroad architect, Paul Busse, who designs elaborate, three-dimensional structures made of natural materials such as bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones.


ICA Exhibits

Project Space and Ramp Project: Trenton Doyle Hancock: Wow That’s Mean and Other Vegan Cuisine; narrative of the fictional Mounds and Vegans conveyed through artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, wallpapers, and installations; ICA. Through August 3.

Penn Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. in Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center June 5-7 ; tickets: www.pennpresents.org.


Esther Klein Gallery
Odor Limits
Through June 28


Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Emma Johnson Textual Spaces
George Romney's Lady Hamilton as Sensibility

Emma Hamilton's Path to Fame; Exhibition features items from the collections of Jean Kislak and Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Image courtesy of the Historical Society of PA

Francis Johnson: Early Music Master of Philadelphia; Celebrating the acquisition of Francis Johnson sheet music from the collection of Kurt Stein.

Eugene Ormandy Gallery through Fall 2009.

Textual Spaces: An Architecture of Reading

Rosenwald Gallery, 6th Floor.

Through May 28, 2008

meta Metasequoia
Morris Arboretum

Morris Morris 2
Nestled within the dawn redwood grove, meta Metasequoia will provide a fresh perspective of these wonderful trees. The exhibit will elevate visitors up into the tree canopy of the dawn redwoods by means of an artistic structure with stairs leading to the "basket," an open-air room whose floor is 12 feet above grade. Climbing up into the structure, nicknamed the "Grasshopper," visitors will be able to revisit the childhood feeling of being in a tree house, enjoy the views and relax in unusual intimacy with these majestic trees.

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.