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September AT PENNExtras!

Almanac - August 27, 2013 Volume 60 No. 2

Institute of Contemporary Art
Jason Rhoades, four roads

Jason Rhodes

My Madinah: In pursuit of my ermitage..., by Jason Rhoades (2004). This piece is from Jason Rhoades, Four Roads, an exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The reception will be on September 18 and the exhibit will run through December 29. This photo is courtesy of the Estate of Jason Rhoades; Hauser & Wirth; David Zwirner, New York/London. See Exhibits.



Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience

Meditation with Arms

Meditation (With Arms), a sculpture by Auguste Rodin. It was originally modeled for The Gates of Hell in 1880s, enlarged about 1896. The Musée Rodin cast 8 in 1979, Coubertin Foundry. The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation lent the bronze sculpture to the Arthur Ross Gallery for Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience. There will be a gallery talk by Judith Sobol on September 6, a concert by Dolce Suono Ensemble on October 2, a film screening of Camille Claudel on October 16 and a symposium on Auguste Rodin on November 8. This exhibit continues the 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Arthur Ross Gallery. The exhibit, which features 20 bronzes, will run through December 22. Photo courtesy of Arthur Ross Gallery. See Exhibits.




Tom Barber
Maple Springs Park by Tom Barber. Acrylic paintings by Tom Barber are now on view at the Burrison Gallery. The reception will be on September 11 at 5-7 p.m. See Exhibits.



Fringe arts: anita ranjani
anita ranjani
Anita Ranjani will be performing Bharathanatyam dance on September 18 at 7 p.m. at International House . Tickets are $10. Photo is courtesy of International House. See On Stage.



PM @ PEnn Museum Summer Nights Concert: Leana Song

The ensemble, Leana Song, mixes Afro-Cuban with modern folk music and jazz. They will perform September 4 at the Penn Museum as part of the P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series. This photo is courtesy of the Penn Museum. See Music.




P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert: the boyler boys

Boyler Boys

The Boyler Boys, an Irish pub band playing a mix of traditional and quasi-traditional jigs, reels, hornpipe, polksa, and songs celebrating life will be performing as part of the P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert Series on September 11 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5. This photo is courtesy of the Penn Museum. See Music.



Shujaat Khan

Shujaat Khan
Shujaat Khan, the North Indian classical musician will perform on September 28 at 8 p.m. at the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Tickets are $20-$55 This photo is courtesy of Sruti. See Music.





Upstream: An Original Dance Performance will take place at the Morris Arboretum on September 21 and September 22 with performances taking place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is a stunning and powerful dance piece by Philadelphia based coreographer Jenny Sawyer. This photo is courtesy of the Morris Arboretum. See On Stage.



Fringe Arts: Jennifer the Unspecial

Jennifer the Unspecial

Jennifer the Unspecial: Time Travel, Love Potions, and 8th Grade will be performed at the Penn Museum on September 13 and September 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Photo by Melinda Johnson Huntley. See On Stage.



INTernational House

Zola Jesus
Film Festival

(Left) Zola Jesus will perform live with JG Thirlwell on September 12 at 7 p.m. at the International House (IHP), as it kicks off its upcoming season by hosting its first-ever art auction. Her music straddles the Goth-rock and lo-fi genres incorporating a blend of orchestral instrumentals. The proceeds will benefit IHP's arts program. Photo courtesy of International House. See Special Events.

(Right) The 8th Annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival™ is a celebration of independent shorts & features from all over the world. It will be taking place at International House this September 27-29. Photo courtesy of International House. See Films.



Philly Painting & Pull of Gravity: mural arts

mural arts

Philly Painting and Pull of Gravity: Mural Arts will be hosted at International House on September 25 at 7 p.m. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with Jane Golden, Jon Kaufman, El Sawyer, and Dre Urhahn. This photo is courtesy of International House. See Films.



penn museum: black bodies in propaganda

"Keep us Flying," United States, 1943. This is one of 33 posters on view in "Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster" at the Penn Museum. The exhibition explores changing messages on race and politics through propaganda—from the American Civil War, to World War I, World War II and through to the African independence movements. In addition to the posters, the exhibition features three objects, soldier attire from Sudan, circa 1900. Additionally, interactive multimedia allows visitors to explore some of the posters' distinctive iconography, while archival military recruitment films and a related segment from PBS' "History Detectives" enrich the exhibition. This image is courtesy of the Penn Museum. Through March 2, 2014. See Exhibits.




Big Bugs

Above, a dragonfly with a wingspan of 17 feet, one of the 11 large creatures that will inhabit the grounds of the Morris Arboretum for its Big Bugs exhibit. The exhibit will end on Saturday, August 31. This photo is courtesy of the Morris Arboretum. More information, click here.



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. See Exhibits.



deep in the weeds
Deep in the Weeds, an exhibit on display in Morris Arboretum's Upper Gallery, features the photography of Rob Cardillo, including "Itea" (above). Cardillo has professionally photographed plants, gardens and the people that tend them for more than 20 years. His work has appeared in Horticulture, Country Gardens, The New York Times and many other publications. This photo is courtesy of the Morris Arboretum. Through January 31, 2014. See Exhibits.



audobon's birds of america
This permanent exhibiti at the Van Pelt-Diectrich Library is devoted to the display of John James Audubon's spectacular Birds of America (1827-38). Penn's double elephant folio set of the Birds was a gift of Edwin H. Vare, Jr. in 1957-59. The page opening from the volume on display will be changed on the second Wednesday of every month. This photo is courtesy of the Penn Libraries. See Exhibits.



Human evolution: THE FIRST 200 Million Years

human evolution
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. This photo is courtesy of the Penn Museum. See Exhibits.