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Almanac - February 22, 2011, Volume 57 No. 23

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

Sheila Hicks

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, the first major retrospective to honor the American fiber artist, featuring 90 of her most important works. The exhibit is on display March 24-August 7. See Exhibits. Above: La Clef, 1988, rubber bands, metal key; 9 1/2 x 6 inches. Private collection.


International House

Penn Abroad Photo Contest

March 11-June 3

OIP Photo Contest

The Penn Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit will be on display at International House from March 16-June 3. Above: One of last year's entries by Nursing student Melissa Duva, who took this photo in London while studying abroad at Oxford Brookes University in England.

Burrison Gallery

Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Tetons

Through April 4


Photographs of America's National Parks.


Penn Museum

Secrets of the Silk Road

Through March 28, 2011


Penn Museum will offer extended hours and days during the limited run of Secrets of the Silk Road. The Museum and exhibition will be open seven days a week. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (ticket times are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.); 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (ticket times are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). A special hour from 9 to 10 a.m. will be reserved for groups. Details at www.penn.museum/silkroad or 877-77-CLICK (25425). Through March 28.

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.