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Almanac - November 26, 2013 Volume 60 No. 15


Family Matinee:
the nightmare before christmas
International house

The Nightmare Before Christmas
(above) On December 14, International House will be hosting a family matinee screening of the Tim Burton Holiday Classic The Nightmare Before Christmas directed by Harry Selick. See Children's Activities.

Sweet Honey in the rock:
celebrating the holYdays
The Annenberg center

Sweet Honey in the Rock
(above) Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the internationally renowned a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will be performing on December 7 at Annenberg Center. Sweet Honey in the Rock presents a one-of-a-kind seasonal concert that celebrates music from the many faiths around the globe. This powerhouse group will perform a joyful blend of holiday favorites. See Music.

Brian sanders' junk: Snowball
Annenberg center

(above) Brian Sanders’ JUNK: Snowball will be performing on December 4-7, 12-15 at the Annenberg Center. See On Stage.

annenberg center

Body Vox
Body Vox
(above) BodyVox will be performing on December 12-14 at the Anenberg Center. See On Stage.

urban book talk
engineering philadelphia, the sellers family and the industrial metropolis

(above) On December 5 at the Penn Bookstore Domenic Vitiello will be reading from his book Urban Book Talk: Engineering Philadelphia, the Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis. See Readings/Signings.

18th annual peace around the world
passport to cultures
penn museum

Peace Day
(above) Dancers from the Bhartiya Vidalaya Cultural Center offer a rhythmic dance performance to Indian music at 2 p.m. as part of the 18th Annual Peace around the World: Passport to Cultures at the Penn Museum on December 1. The rest of the afternoon offers dance, storytelling, sari-wrapping, yoga sessions, Middle Eastern drumming workshops, face painting and balloon art for children, international family crafts and treats for children. See Special Events.

Alumni Show
Burrison Gallery

Alumni Show
(above) A collage of some of the alumni artwork that will be on display at the Burrison Gallery through December 17. The reception will take place on November 8 from 4-7 p.m. 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. 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.

Jason Rhoades, four roads
Institute of Contemporary Art

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.

Aubrie costello: Silk Grafitti
international house

Aubrie Costello
(above) Silk Graffiti is a one-of-a-kind, site-specific fiber installation. With Silk Graffiti, Aubrie intuitively responds to the environment for which the work is being created, pairing particular places with thought-provoking text to facilitate a dialogue. Aubrie often works with words of significance according to whom, what, or where she is collaborating with as inspiration for the piece itself. The exhibit will be on display through December 31. See Exhibits.

Holiday Garden Railway
Friday night lights
Morris Arboretum

Holiday Rail
(above) Come to the Morris Arboretum starting on December 13 for Holiday Garden Railway and extra Friday hours. See Special Events.

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.

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. 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.

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

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 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.