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Almanac - February 25, 2014 Volume 60 No. 24


Voices of the Past:
Maya Research Today

Mayan Stela
Voices of the Past, guests can dive into a full day of ancient Maya-related programming at the Penn Museum’s annual Maya Symposium, Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Conferences.


Intersections: Cross-Cultural Theater
in Germany and the US

Intersections, cross cultural german us
Intersections: Cross-Cultural Theater in Germany and the US is a conference sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures that will happen from March 20-22. See Conferences.


Delicate Illusion: Summertime
Lauren Henderson

Delicate Illusion
Delicate Illusion: Summertime, a show by Laura Henderson that includes abstract paintings, a fondness of summer and a bold use of color will be on view at the Burrison Gallery. The show is on view through April 4. See Exhibits.


March films at International House

The Bicycle Thief
(above) The Bicycle Thief will be shown on March 6 at 7 p.m. See Films.
Piazza Fontana
(above) Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy will be shown on March 13 at 7 p.m. See Films.
Zazie dans le metro
(above) Philadelphia à la Pataphysique's Cinema Pataphysique: Zazie dans le metro will be shown on March 18 at 7 p.m. See Films.

The 14th Annual Womynsfest

The 14th Annual Womynsfest, a festival showcasing female talent, will take place on March 1 at the Rotunda from 7:30-11 p.m. See Music.

sinkWishful Sinking: just for ships and giggles

Wishful Sinking
This March, the Mask and Wig Club will be performing their show Wishful Sinking: Just for Ships and Giggles. See On Stage.

doug elkins choreography

doug elkins

doug elkins choreography, etc., a blend of hip-hop and contemporary dance, will perform at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre on March 6-8. See On Stage.


celtic nights

Celtic Nights

Celtic Nights, a night of music, song and dance, will perform at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre on March 15. See On Stage.


iraqi cultural day

Iraqi Cultural Day

Iraqi Cultural Day, visitors experience the culture of ancient and modern Iraq, through activities, performances, and objects on display—such as the 4,500-year-old headdress of Queen Puabi—at the Penn Museum’s Iraqi Cultural Day, Saturday, March 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. See Special Events.


celebrate latin cultures at international house

Flamenco Hoy

On March 3, join the Philadelphia Flamenco Festival and International House for a screening of the Oscar-nominated Flamenco Hoy followed by a talk on the film and flamenco by Elba Hevia y Vaca, the Philadelphia Flamenco Festival's Artistic Director. See Special Events.

Brazilian Carnival
On March 4, celebrate Brazilian Carnival at International House's Global Gala Kick-off Party. PhillyBloco, Brazilian music at its finest, will be performing. See Special Events.


international women's day 2014: Women, War and Peace

International Womans Day

International Women's Day 2014: Women, War and Peace will be celebrated on March 5. The event will include a panel discussion, musical performance and reception from 6-8 p.m. at International House. See Special Events.


Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis KahN
Kroiz Gallery

Brought to Light
(above) Enjoy Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn at the Kroiz Gallery now through May 23. See Exhibits.


contemporary iranian-american fiction: five women, five books

Iranian Women Writers
Contemporary Iranian-American Fiction: Five Women, Five Books will feature readings from Anita Amirrezvani, Marjan Kamali, Persis Karim, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet and Porochista Khakpour on March 6 at 6 p.m. in Kelly Writers House. See Readings & Signings.

great voyages: Thor heyerdahl and kon tiki
a grand experiment in archaeology

Great Voyages
Great Voyages: Thor Heyerdahl, Dr. Clark Erickson, Curator-in-Charge of the Penn Museum’s American Section, speaks about traveler Thor Heyerdahl in this installment of the “Great Voyages” lecture series, Wednesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. See Talks.


march lectures at the penn museum

John Baines
Annual Korsyn Lecture, Dr. John Baines, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology, Oxford University, speaks at the Penn Museum on Saturday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of John Baines. See Talks.
Maxwell Anderson

Evening Lecture: Art Museums and Antiquities, Dr. Maxwell Anderson, Director, Dallas Museum of Art, speaks about art museums, antiquities and ethics in this lecture, Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art. See Talks.


visiting with the ancients: herculaneum, pompeii and the grand tour

Pompeii Lecture Series: Visiting with the Ancients,Victoria Coates, Penn Department of Art History, speaks about the role of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the “Grand Tour” in this installation of the Pompeii Lecture Series, Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Penn Museum. See Talks.


giovanni veneroni's dizionario imperiale (1700): four languages for a portrait of europe

Giovanni Veneroni
Giovanni Veneroni's Dizionario Imperiale (1700): Four Languages for a Portrait of Europe, a talk by Pietro Montorfani of the Università di Lugano, will take place on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Cherpack Seminar Room of Williams Hall. See Talks.


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. Through March 2, 2014. See Exhibits.


Nikon Small World
Wistar Institute


(first photo) Marine worm. Photo by Dr. Alvaro Mignotto, 3rd place

(second photo) A leafy liverwort [bryophyte plant] and cyanobacteria. Photo by Magdelena Turzanska, 8th place.

These photos are on display at the Wistar Institute until March 7. The exhibition shows 20-award winning images. See Exhibits.


william h. johnson
arthur ross gallery

(above) Jitterburgs (1941), courtesy of Morgan State University, is part of an exhibition of 20 works by William Henry Johnson (1901-1970), who is a pivotal figure in modern American art. The show at the Arthur Ross Gallery will run through March 23. See Exhibits.


Shelby Donnelly: Fabric Impressions
International House

Shelby Donnelly

(above) Riding Heathers, Paris: sewn and appliquéd fabric, screen print, fake hair 2012-2013 with 3D elements from Shelby Donnelly: Fabric Impressions that will run through March 28. See Exhibits.


Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image Kamin Gallery Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

(above) Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image is a new exhibit on display at the Kamin Gallery on the first floor of Van-Pelt Dietrich Library, through August 11. 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.

audobon's birds of america
This permanent exhibit at 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 by Edwin H. Vare, Jr. in 1957-59. The page opens 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.