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September Extras!

Almanac - September 6, 2011 Volume 58 No. 02


Penn Museum

Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11

Through November 6

15 objects excavated from the World Trade Center; Penn Museum.  Through November 6.


Arthur Ross Gallery

An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art

Through November 6

paintings chronicle the American experience from 1829 to 1969 in portrait. Historical, genre, still-life and landscape; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through November 6.

Above: Choppin' Cotton by Thomas Hart Benton, (1931)

Burrison Gallery

Ross A. Webber: A Wandering Eye: Urban Landscapes

Through September 16


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.

Penn Museum

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetary



Gold bull amulet (Height: 1.5 cm; Width: 1.5 cm) originally part of a necklace of gold. The bearded bull, considered divine in early Mesopotamia, is made of a thin sheet of gold wrapped over a bitumen core. Found loose in the soil at the Royal Cemetery, ca 2550 BCE.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Wordplay: The Printed Game

Through October 16

Institute of Contemporary Art

Charline Von Heyl

Through February 19, 2012

18 paintings by the artist alongside collage-based works on paper; ICA.


Bill Walton’s Studio

Through December 4

Recreates the environment of the minimalist artist; Project Space, ICA.

Perelman Quad

Glen Campbell performs at Irvine Auditorium at 8 p.m. on September 15.

tickets: $55-$75; www.perelmanquad.ticketleap.net