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November AT PENNExtras!

Almanac - October 26, 2010, Volume 57 No. 09

Annenberg Center

Laramie Project

November 11-13

Moisés Kaufman’s groundbreaking play, The Laramie Project, is on stage November 11 and 13 at the Zellerbach Theatre. Performed by The Tectonic Theater Project, this compelling drama examines the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming.

On November 12 and 13, the companion performance, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, revisits this tragic murder to investigate how the people of Laramie have confronted their fears, crimes, biases, behaviors and regrets.

Forever Tango

November 16-20

The dancers of Luis Bravo's Forever Tango bring the heat and pizzazz of authentic Argentine tango to the Zellerbach Theatre in seven performances, November 16-20. Don't miss this journey through the history, culture and passion of Argentina, and try the seductive dance yourself with free lessons for all ticket holders.


Arthur Ross Gallery

The Dogon: Women, Work and Water
Photographs by Stuart Franklin

Through January 9


Part of the University’s theme year of Water, the new exhibition opening November 6 at the Arthur Ross Gallery, The Dogon: Work, Women and Water, illustrates issues of water and sustainability in the Dogon region of Mali through photographs by Stuart Franklin.

Pictured: MALI. Dogon region. Songho. Girl with bucket filled with water by the well. 2009.


Burrison Gallery

Open Space: Paintings by Mary Powers Holt

Through December 10


Escape, acrylic on linen, Mary Powers Holt

Institute of Contemporary Art

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Erin Shirreff: Still, Flat, and Far; now through December 5, 2010 Mineral Spirits: Anne Chu and Matthew Monahan; now through December 5, 2010


Set Peices

Set Pieces; through February 13, 2011

Curated by Virgil Marti from the Collection of The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Set Pieces restages objects and art works from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Organized by guest curator Virgil Marti, a Philadelphia-based artist, the selection of seventy-five objects taps treasures from the museum’s storage spanning three centuries.

Brodsky Gallery at Kelly Writers House

My Own Private West: Paintings by Hiroyuki Nakamura

Through November 5

self-guided Sunday excursion

self-guided Sunday excursion, 2009, 40" x 36" acrylic on canvas, Hiroyuki Nakamura

Morris Arboretum

Holiday Garden Railway

November 26-January 2

Pictured: The Holiday Garden Railway Display at the Morris Arboretum is a festive annual tradition that enchants vistors of all ages.

Penn Museum

Archaeologists and Travelers in Ottoman Lands

Through February 6, 2011

Ottoman Lands

Pictured: The Excavation at the Temple Court in Nippur, Oil on Canvas, Osman Hamdi Bey, 1904.

This painting, based on an 1893 photograph by John Henry Haynes, was commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania in 1903 for its envisioned Nippur Gallery.

Penn Museum

Righteous Dopefiend: An Anthropological Installation on Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America

Through May 2011

Righteous Dopefiend

Righteous Dopefiend: An Anthropological Installation on Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America, through May 2011 at the Penn Museum. © Jeff Schonberg 2009

Penn Museum

Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania

Through July 2011

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Lenape Meesing Candle holder made of metal and paint. Each year, the Lenape of Pennsylvania honor Meesing, the protector of the woodlands, with a fall Meesing ceremony. At the ceremony, a member of the Medicine Society, a group of men responsible for organizing and performing the Meesing ceremony, represents Meesing as a dancer. The Meesing dancer prepares for his task during the year preceding the ceremony by meditating on Meesing and making objects with Meesing’s image, which are given to the Medicine Society.  

A Lenape fan made of beads, deerskin and feathers rests in the hands of Shelley DePaul, director of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania and co-curator of Penn Museum’s new exhibition, Fulfilling a Prophecy: the Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania.

Photos: Lauren Hansen-Flaschen.