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Almanac - March 31, 2015 Volume 61 No. 28

 

A Sense of Place–Modern Japanese Prints

A Sense of Place–Modern Japanese Prints, landscape imagery in Japan is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery April 10 through June 21. See Exhibits.

 

The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906

dreyfus

The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906, examines the wrongful convictions for treason and the eventual exoneration of Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus is on display Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library April 13 through August 7. See Exhibits.

 

Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama-Penn Museum

beneath the surface

gold embossed plate

turtle plate
On February 7-November 1, Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama will be on display at the Penn Museum. It will include spectacular finds at the Pre-Columbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama shed light on a mysterious and complex society that thrived there more than 1,000 years ago. See Exhibits.

 

Works on Paper

works on paper

Works on Paper, ink drawings by Nazanin Moghbeli including abstract ink drawings that reference Farsi (the Iranian language) are on display at the Burrison Gallery April 18 through May 13 with a reception on April 24 from 5-7 p.m. See Exhibits.

 

Artists in the Garden: PAFA at Morris Arboretum

hanson

artists in the garden

On March 1-July 27, Artists in the Garden: PAFA at Morris Arboretum will be on display at the Morris Arboretum. The exhibit will display artwork by students, alumni and faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. See Exhibits.

 

A Brand New Sculpture by Patrick Dougherty-A Waltz in the woods

stick artist

sculpture

Stickwork–New Abstract Sculpture by Patrick Dougherty. He created a site-specific stick sculpture, gaining inspiration from the garden at the Morris Arboretum. There will be a grand opening: April 4, 10 a.m. See Exhibits.

 

Representing Modern Japan:
The Luber Collection of Art Books

luber

On March 16-June 12, Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books; a multi-lingual selection of over 1,000 volumes on Japanese art, art history and culture from the pre-modern period to the 1990s-an emphasis on 20th-century Japanese printing and other art forms will be on display in the Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. See Exhibits.

 

Take Back the Night
take back the night
On April 2, Take Back the Night, a peaceful protest to speak out against domestic and sexual violence starts off on theCollege Green at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Aishah Simmons, director & producer. See Special Events.

 

White Towers Revisited
Harvey and Irwin
Kroiz Gallery, The Architectural Archives

white towers revisited
White Towers Revisited, a second look at a vital moment in the exploration of the American commercial landscape, is on display at the Kroiz Gallery January 16 through April 17. See Exhibits.

 

RUBBERBANDance Group: Empirical Quotient

rubberband

On April 16-18, RUBBERBANDance Group: Empirical Quotient merging opposing dance worlds to create choreography with street-smart attitude performs in the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. See On Stage.

 

Shakespeare’s 451st Birthday Party

shakespeare

On April 22 Shakespeare’s 451st Birthday Party will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Class of ’78 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: (215) 898-7088. See Special Events.

 

Historic Preservation–Feats of Clay: Philadelphia Brick and Terra Cotta

feats of clay

Historic Preservation–Feats of Clay: Philadelphia Brick and Terra Cotta, the exhibit curated by Professor Frank Matero–traces the rise of the brick and terra cotta industry in Philadelphia at the Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, The Architectural Archives from April 29 through August 29 with a reception on April 29 at 5:30 p.m. See Exhibits.

 

LIKE

mfa like
mfa

LIKE, work by PennDesign MFA Class of 2016 is on display at the Charles Addams Gallery through April 2. See Exhibits.

 

Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre

gary nunez and plena libre

Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre, the Puerto Rican jazz, 12 piece ensemble will perform at the Zellerbach Theatre of Annenberg Center on April 25 at 8 p.m. See Music.

 

P.M. @ Penn Museum: Gold Diggers

embossed gold plaque

On April 15 at 6 p.m. , enjoy P.M. @ Penn Museum: Gold Diggers and experience the objects in the new Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama after hours at the Penn Musuem. See Special Events.

 

Rome’s Birthday

gladiators

gladiatros

On April 18, come to the Penn Musuem from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and celebrate Rome’s Birthday, exploring Italy during the ancient Roman Empire. See Special Events.

 

Philadelphia Science Festival Event Explorer Sunday: Atlatl Workshop

science festival

science festival

On April 26, come to the Penn Musuem for the Philadelphia Science Festival Event Explorer Sunday: Atlatl Workshop. Learn the physics behind the atlatl from 1-4 p.m. Space is limited so RSVP: (215) 898-2680. See Special Events.

 

Consciousness: Mass Illusion or Your Wealth Beyond Space and Time?

On April 21, enjoy Consciousness: Mass Illusion or Your Wealth Beyond Space and Time? - a yoga workshop, lecture, dinner and meditation with Devamrita Swami, world travelling monk at 6:30 p.m. in the Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall. See Fitness & Learning.

 

Cold War, Hot Peace-Slought

slought cold war hot peace

On February 26-April 12, Cold War, Hot Peace, works from the Real DMZ Project exploring the inner-Korean border areas will be on display at Slought. See Exhibits.

 

Institute of Contemporary Art 

DO/TELL, the exhibit by Erin Bernard, Heather Hart, Rachelle Mozman and Akosua Adoma Owusu is on display at ICA from April 22-August 16. It concerns home and family constructed through the act of story-telling. See Exhibits.

Consider the Belvedere, the exhibit by Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson revolves around two 16mm films, Bottles Under the Influence and Consider the Belvedere at ICA from April 22-August 16. See Exhibits.

stages
Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of the artist. Widely recognized for her photographs, since the 1970s Kasten has developed her expansive practice through the lens of many different disciplines, (above right) a piece by Barbara Kasten, Construct 32, Cibachrome, 40 x 30 inches. See Exhibits. This exhibit will run from February 4-August 16. See Exhibits.

 

Portraits and Architecture: Prints by Julie Cowan
julie cowan

On March 21-April 17, Portraits and Architecture: Prints by Julie Cowan will be on display at the Burrison Gallery. She is focused on portraiture and how space affects us, invades us and defines us.The space may be manmade or outdoors. She alters a photograph during printing and, later, by adding watercolors, pencil or ink to the print. See Exhibits.

 

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
cherry blossom festival

cherry blossom festival

On April 11 & 18, experience the beauty of the cherry tree collection in bloom at the Morris Arboretum with The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. See Special Events.

 

Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy
penn libraries

savoy theatre company

Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy, the history of the Savoy Theatre Company is on display through late 2016 in Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. See Exhibits.

 

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

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
VAN PELT-DIETRICH LIBRARY
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.