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Almanac - March 27, 2012 Volume 58 No. 27

Annenberg Center
Elling Warwick

Zakir Hussain performs at the Zellerbach Theatre on Saturday, April 7. Video available here. Photo by Susanna Millman.

Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra, April 28 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy Ted Kurland Associates. Dionne Warwick performs a Benefit Concert for St. Ignatius Nursing Home, April 24 at 8 p.m.


Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal performs April 19, 7:30 p.m. Photo by Gregory Batardon.

From left: Cathal Hayden, fiddle, Mairtin O'Connor, accordion, Seamie O'Dowd, guitar.
April 15 at the Annenberg Center. Photo by Erin Baiano.


the philadelphia antiques show: april 28-may 1
First Among Equals Sagmeister

Attributed to Jacob Maentel (1763-1848); A beautifully conceived image of a child seated in a green-painted bamboo-turned rocker, weaving a garland of roses from a basket of flowers at her feet. The setting is a fully developed landscape with rolling hills, a tree that is used to frame her within the composition, and a stone house and barn to the left and towards which she faces. The image is framed within a black-line border and its outer margins. The back bears a later inscription identifying the sitter as the mother of Charles Hughes and as having been painted in Harrisburg in 1810. Sight dimensions are 9 7/8 x 11 1/8 inches and framed dimensions are 13 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches. Photo courtesy of Joan R. Brownstein of Newbury, MA.

A Rare Eastern Shore of Virginia Clothes Press; one of the very few examples from Northampton County to retain its original painted surface. Yellow pine primary wood. Circa 1790. Photo courtesy of James M. Kilvington, Inc. of Dover, DE.


arthur ross gallery
samba sessÃo: afro-brazilian art & film

Heitor dos Prazeres, 1898-1966; "Roda de Samba (Samba Circle)"; 1957. Oil on particle board. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The John Axelrod Collection–Frank B. Bemis Fund and Charles H. Bayley Fund. Through July 9.



morris arboretum
spring mosaic

For the first three weeks in March, members and non-members of all ages were asked to recreate their favorite sign of spring at the Arboretum on a 3"x5" index card drawn with crayons and colored pencils. These contributions will be used to build the mosaic(s) that will be mounted and hung at the Arboretum through April 9.



institute of contemporary art
First Among Equals
Wu Tsang, "The Fist is Still Up"; 2010; neon, acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 70 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento. Included in First Among Equals, reception April 4, 6 p.m.; through August 12.

"Assuming is stifling," 2004. Art Direction: Stefan Sagmeister.
Design: Matthias Ernstberger. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show,
reception April 4, 6 p.m.; through August 12.


carol ware lobby, fagin hall
the history of nursing as seen through the lens of art

The HUP Nursing Alumni Association commissioned artist Kathleen Shaver HUP’76, to create an art installation to honor the history and legacy of 125 years of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. More information here.



burrison gallery
carolyn lee vehslage/kirsten fischler

"Knotty Thoughts, Neuronal Nuggets," 19" x 48", oil & metallic powder on reclaimed wood, on display at the Burrison Gallery through May 18.