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February AT PENNExtras!

Almanac - January 25, 2011, Volume 57 No. 19

Annenberg Center



Sky Quartet; Serafin String Quartet; 8 p.m.; $25; Harold Prince Theatre. Audio Video Extras

Terminus, the innovative masterpiece by Mamet-Pinter-Beckett inspired Mark O'Rowe performed by the world-renowned Abbey Theatre of Dublin (The National Theatre of Ireland), kicks off the Annenberg Center's spring focus on precocious young Irish playwrights, February 16-20 at the Annenberg Center.

Arthur Ross Gallery

Post Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art

Through April 3


Pan Xinglei, Chinese,1969–
Movement, 2005
Paint, plaster, and concrete dust on canvas;
Smith College Museum of Art. Gift of Ethan Cohen in memory of James Connolly, 2008.

Part of Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art at the Arthur Ross Gallery, January 22-April 3, 2011.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry

January 13 - March 20, 2011

Shary Boyle & Emily Duke: The Illuminations Project

January 13 - March 20, 2011

Burrison Gallery

The Botswana Collection

Through February 18, 2011


Fiber Revolution and the Kalahari Quilts are pleased to present its Botswana Collection exhibition at The Burrison Gallery at UPenn. This collection started out as an exchange of culture between the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) regional group Fiber Revolution and the collective quilting group of women in Gaborone, Botswana.

Penn Museum

Secrets of the Silk Road

Through June 5, 2011

*Penn Museum’s Secrets of the Silk Road Exhibition to be Modified* Click here for more information



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.

Wistar Institute

Nikon Small World Exhibit

Through March 13


The Nikon Small World Exhibit, on display at the Wistar Institute through March 13, showcases the beauty of life through the microscope. Above: The Popular Vote Winner for 2010 by Dr. Tomas Cabello, Universidad of Almería, Roquetas de Mar, Spain. Apterous Aphis fabae (black bean aphid) female with offspring inside the body (40X).

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

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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.