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October AT PENNExtras!

Almanac - September 24, 2013 Volume 60 No. 6

Institute of Contemporary Art
Jason Rhoades, four roads

Jason Rhoades

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 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
arthur ross gallery

Auguste Rodin

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 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.



Shirley Steele

Shirley Steele
Shirley Steele
(above) Digital Prints by Shirley Steele will be on display at the Burrison Gallery through November 7. A reception will be held on October 11, at 5 p.m. See Exhibits.



Scarecrow Walk
Morris Arboretum

Scarecrow Walk Scarecrows
(above) More than 30 designer scarecrows will be on display for three weeks along Oak Allée for the sixth annual Scarecrow Design Contest. Visitors of all ages are invited to come and vote for their favorite scarecrows, and prizes will be awarded in various categories. This year, in addition to Fall Favorites scarecrows, participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: What do I want to be when I grow up? See Exhibits.



Recent acquisitions
penn libraries

Recent Acquisitions

(above) Detail from “The Graces of the Bicycle,” a chromolithograph, 1880, by Currier & Ives, New York, part of a set “Cries of London Trade Cards,” in one of the display cases in the first floor Kamin Gallery at Van Pelt-Dietrich Libary. Recent Acquisitions, including materials from the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Middle Eastern Collection and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library will be on display at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center this fall. See Exhibits.



Gary Burton 70th birthday concert
annenberg center

Gary Burton

(above) Gary Burton 70th Birthday Concert will be taking be taking place October 6 at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre. See Music.



The Makem & spain borhters
annenberg center

The Makem & Spain Brothers
(above) The Makem & Spain Brothers will be performing traditional Irish music on October 12 at Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theatre. See Music.



truth values: one girl's romp
through m.i.t's male math maze


Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze will be on stage at Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theatre on October 1-8. See On Stage.




Paul Taylor dance company
annenberg center

Paul Taylor Dance Company

The iconic Paul Taylor produces pieces consistently regarded as masterpieces. The Paul Taylor Dance Company will be performing Fibers (1961) and Profiles (1979), two Taylor classics, as well as Gossamer Gallants (2011), a work based on a company of insects where females rule, and American Dreamer, a brand new work set to the music of Stephen Foster, on October 24-26 at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre. See On Stage.



fall festival
morris arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Each fall, scores of families across the Delaware Valley look forward to the Morris Arboretum’s Fall Festival, a weekend of autumn fun and activity held the first weekend in October. Celebrating its fifteenth year, the Morris Arboretum will host this year’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 from 10am–3 pm. The Arboretum’s landscape provides the backdrop for this event. See Special Events.


penn museum: black bodies in propaganda
Black Bodies in Propaganada

"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.


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

History of 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. 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.