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Almanac - September 4, 2012 Volume 59 No. 02


PENN MUSEUM
Maya 2012: lords of time (Through January 13, 2013)

Censer
Margarita

Censer Lid with Portrait of a King: One of 12 ceramic lids to a censer, or incense burner, that features portraits of Copan kings. Dated to circa 695 CE, it originally sat atop a large clay vessel used for burning incense. (27" tall x 16" wide x 15" diameter) Photo courtesy: Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History.

The Margarita Panel, a grand, modeled-stucco building panel, measures almost 9 feet high by 12 feet wide. Discovered by a Penn Museum excavation team in the 1990s, it features the emblematic name of Copan's royal founder, K'inich Yax K'uk' Mo'. The king's name is shown as two entwined birds: a quetzal bird (k'uk') and scarlet macaw (mo'), with crest elements that spell the initial part of the name yax meaning 'first' or 'green.' Carved around 450 CE it is in remarkable condition buried deep within the Copan Acropolis. MAYA 2012 features a replica of this monumental piece in its full-color splendor. Photo courtesy: Early Copan Acropolis Project, Penn Museum.

 

ANNENBERG CENTER
Red, Black & Greed: A Blues

 

ANNENBERG CENTER
The Giant Squid

 

PENN MUSEUM
Imagine Africa

 

arthur ross gallery
California Impressionism: Masters of Light

"Point Rose" (1918), by Guy Lobos. This work and other paintings will be featured in the California Impressionism : Masters of Light exhibit. Through October 28 at the Arthur Ross Gallery.

 

 

institute of contemporary art
 
Jeremy Deller, "Joy in People" banner (made by Ed Hall), from the exhibition of the same name. Through December 30 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  



KROIZ GALLERY
Uncommon Modern: Commercial Vernacular Architecture in Greater Philadelphia, 1937-1970

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"Wynnewood Lanes, Ardmore, Delaware County, PA" (1966), included in Uncommon Modern: Commercial Vernacular Architecture in Greater Philadelphia, 1937-1970. Through January 18 at the Kroiz Gallery.

 

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

Nursing
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
MARIE YOHO DORSEY

Marie Yoho Dorsey, "where the wild things are..." (2012), etching and hand embroidery on Japanese goyu paper, included with more of Dorsey's textile art. Through September 28 at the Burrison Gallery.

 

 

Human evolution: THE FIRST 200 Million Years

Evol
Various fossils on display at the Penn Museum's ongoing exhibit Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years. Visitors have an opportunity to engage with a variety of multi-media programs, as well as view and touch more than 100 casts of fossil bones from primate and human evolutionary records.

 

 

BRODSKY GALLERY
Imaginary Gardens, Real Toads: Paintings and Prints by Kaitlin Pomerantz

A print by Kaitlin Pomerantz, included in the Imaginary Gardens, Real Toads exhibit. Through October 26 at the Brodsky Gallery, in the Kelly Writers House.

 

VAN PELT RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY

Van Pelt at 50 includes photographs from throughout the library's history. Through February 24.

Lesley Haas, detail of "Across the Pond" (1999), handmade, courtesy of the artist. This and other paper works by Haas will be included in the Paper: A Deckled Edge exhibit. Through February 15 at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.