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Almanac - October 28, 2014 Volume 61 No. 11


I-HOUSE Family Matinees

sleeping beauty

the thief of bagdad

I-House hosts 2 family matinees in November: Sleeping Beauty on November 8 and The Thief of Bagdad on November 22. See Children's Activities.


A Visible feast-Burrison gallery

stem life

A Visible Feast-Photography by Sally Mattison will be on display from November 14-December 18. Her goal is to spot photograph images of nature truth and beauty. A reception is scheduled for Friday, December 5 from 6-8 p.m. See Exhibits.


The School of Atha: Collaboration
in the Making of Children's Books
Penn Libraries

The school of atha
Penn Libraries presents The School of Atha: Collaboration in the Making of Children's Books, an exhibit celebrating the life and work of children's book designer and art director Atha Tehon. This exhibit will run through March 27, 2015 at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library's Kamin Gallery. See Exhibits.


Institute of contemporary arts
new exhibits opening september 19

Four exhibits are on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art that will run through December 28. See Exhibits.
dear nemesis

Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 is the most expansive mid-career survey of this major American artist to date. A painter consistently drawn to figures and faces, Eisenman's canvases overflow with pathos and humor, tenderness and violence.

Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson present Easternsports. The two longtime friends and first-time collaborators create a major new commission featuring lesser-known strengths in their practices—video for Da Corte and language for Musson.
burn the diaries
Moyra Davey's new body of work, Burn the Diaries, is based upon the artist's recent reading of Jean Genet. The act of reading has long been integral to Davey's work, which is full of images of books and this is the first time Davey has ever made a book specifically for a gallery installation.
this is what liberation feels like

Readykeulous by Ridykeulous presents This is What Liberation Feels Like™. This ongoing curatorial project revisits and expands upon an older exhibit with its focus on emotionally charged letters and correspondences.


Holiday Garden Railway-Morris arboretum

holiday garden railway

The Morris Arboretum's garden railway is all decorated for the holidays with lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape. The grand opening will be November 29 from 1-3 p.m. and it will run through January 5. See Exhibits.


Works on paper-burrison gallery

kathleen shaver

Works on Paper-Paintings by Kathleen Shaver are on display through November 13. She aims to capture the mysterious, inexpressible aspects of human existence through mark making and painting. See Exhibits.


adenocalcinoma poliresidual-arthur ross gallery


Henrique Oliveira's site-specific installation, Adenocalcinoma Poliresidual, will be on display on Arthur Ross Gallery through January 18, 2015. See Exhibits.


Local Color: MEXICO
Second Sunday Culture Films
Penn Museum

On November 9 at 2 p.m.,The Penn Humanities Forum will host Local Color: Mexico as part of the Second Sunday Culture Films. See Films.


Asian american film festival: a leading man

a leading man

I-House will be hosting the Asian American Film Festival from November 12-16. A Leading Man (above) will be shown on November 12 at 7 p.m. See Films.


As the ink flows:
works from the pen of william steig
penn libraries

steig, william
Penn Libraries presents As The Ink Flows: Works from the Pen of William Steig, which explores the life of the artists, cartoonist and children's book author/illustrator William Steig. The exhibit will run through December 19 at Van Pelt-Dietrich Libraries' Goldstein Family Gallery. See Exhibits.


I-House films

I-House will host Björk: Biophilia Live (the film) on November 1 at 8 p.m. with a late night showing at 10:15 p.m. See Films.
the big lebowski
I-House will host The Big Lebowski on November 6 at 7 p.m. See Films.
mon oncle
I-House will host Mon Oncle on November 8 at 7 p.m. See Films.


RelAche in Residence: Streams of Consciousness Brought to Life

relache in residence

On November 16 at 3 p.m., Relâche in Residence: Streams of Consciousness Brought to Life will perform at the Penn Museum. See Music.


An Evening with Patti Austin
Annenberg Center

patti austin
patti austin
On November 1 at 8 p.m., The Annenberg Center will host An Evening with Patti Austin, the Grammy award-winning vocalist. See Music.


Arturo Sandoval Quintet
Annenberg Center

arturo sandoval
arturo sandoval
On November 16 at 7 p.m., The Annenberg Center will host The Arturo Sandoval Quintet, the Grammy, Emmy and Billboard award-winning Cuban trumpeter. See Music.


Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company: If At All
Annenberg center

On November 13-15, The Annenberg Center will host The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company: If At All. The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company explores an abstract and circular chain of events in relationships. See On Stage.


Day of the Dead
Penn Museum

day of the dead
day of the dead
On November 1 from 11 a.m.-4p.m., The Penn Museum will host Day of the Dead, a day of music, storytelling, arts and crafts and other fun activities. See Special Events.


P.M. @ Penn Museum–Drinks with the Sphinx
drinks with the sphinx
On November 19 at 6 p.m., the Penn Museum will host P.M. @ Penn Museum–Drinks with the Sphinx, which includes one free drink for ages 21+ guests. See Special Events.


Why was Charles Darwin Aboard the HMS Beagle?
Morris Arboretum

keith thompson

On November 19 at 2 p.m., Keith Thomson from the American Philosophical Society  will speak at the Morris Arboretum on Why was Charles Darwin Aboard the HMS Beagle? See Talks.


Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug
Penn Museum

sacred spaces
sacred spaces
Kariye Camii in Istanbul, Turkey. Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug is open at the Penn Museum. See Exhibits.

Native American voices:
The people—Here and now
penn museum

native american poster
native american voices
native american dancing
At Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, a new long-term interactive exhibition at the Penn Museum, visitors will learn about contemporary issues in Native America. Set against the backdrop of more than 200 objects from the Museum’s expansive collections from the United States and Canada, the exhibition challenges stereotypes and tells powerful stories of Native American successes in achieving independence as sovereign, self-governing Nations. At multimedia stations, visitors will experience audio and video clips of contemporary Native Americans speaking of the many ways in which they maintain their religious, political, linguistic and artistic independence. See Exhibits.


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

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.