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Almanac - November 24, 2015 Volume 62 No. 15

 

Scintillare: La Mer –
Wildlife Series & Diatoms to Blue Whales

scintillare

Scintillare: La Mer – Wildlife Series & Diatoms to Blue Whales, the exhibit of works in clay by Marguerita Hagan at Esther Klein Gallery is on display from December 3 through January 22, 2016 with a reception on December 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. See Exhibits.

 

holiday Garden Railway 
Morris Arboretum
holiday garden railway
holiday garden railway
Come see the trains dressed in their wintry finest at the Morris Arboretum's Holiday Garden Railway! This exhibit runs through January 3, 2016. See Exhibits.

 

Straying

slought

Straying, an exhibition revisiting Walter Benjamin’s Moscow Diary of December 1926 will be on display at Slought from December 3 through January 2016 with an opening on December 3 at 6:30 p.m. See Exhibits.

 

A Sculpture by Patrick Dougherty-A Waltz in the woods

waltz in the woods

waltz in the woods

Stickwork–New Abstract Sculpture by Patrick Dougherty.

He created a site-specific stick sculpture, gaining inspiration from the garden at the Morris Arboretum. This exhibit will be on display until deterioration.

Photos by Marguerite Miller. See Exhibits.

 

Sex: A History in 30 Objects

Sex: A History in 30 Objects, an exhibit that highlights the ways that societies across time have approached sexuality and identity is on display at Penn Museum now through July 31, 2016. See Exhibits.

 

Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays
sweet honey in the rock
On December 12, Sweet Honey in the Rock will be Celebrating the Holydays at Annenberg Center. The a cappella ensemble is known for their stunning vocal prowess rooted in the rich textures of African American legacy. See Music.

 

Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
kroiz gallery
Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism, celebrating the architectural legacy of Barton Myers (GAR ’64) is on display at the Kroiz Gallery now through January 29, 2016. See Exhibits.

 

Victorious Secret: Entertaining Notions of Elite Ideals for Women 300 AD: Education Commons
victorious sectet

Now through through February 15, 2016, Victorious Secret: Entertaining Notions of Elite Ideals for Women 300 AD is on display at the Education Commons in Franklin Field. The exhibit displays mosaic panels of women athletes from Roman times, based on originals in Piazza Armerina, Sicily. See Exhibits.

 

untitled canvas

untitled canvas, works by Brian BCASSO Bazemore will be on display at the Burrison Gallery now through December 8. See Exhibits.

 

Children of Abraham by Abbas
Children of Abraham by Abbas, the traveling exhibition by Magnum Photos photographer Abbas will be on display at Arthur Ross Gallery now through March 21, 2016. See Exhibits.

 

Papo VAzquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours & Sofia Rei
On December 5, Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours & Sofia Rei, the Latin jazz trombonist and the Argentinian-born folk vocalist will perform at 8 p.m. at Annenberg Center. See Music.

 

Drum Circle Workshop with Joseph Tayoun

On December 2, 9, 16 & 23, the Drum Circle Workshop with Joseph Tayoun will be hosted at the Penn Museum. All ages and all levels of drumming are welcome. See Special Events.

 

Peace Around the World

Celebrate Peace Around the World at Penn Museum on December 5. The 20th annual celebration provides visitors the chance to spread goodwill beyond the Museum’s galleries throughout the region and around the world. See Special Events.

 

The Limner

The Limner, work by Sinéad Cahill is now on display at The Brodsky Gallery in Kelly Writers House through December. Sinéad Cahill is a Philadelphia based artist who uses stone lithography and fabric to construct pillowy sculptures, badges and quilts. See Exhibits.

 

 

Becky Suss-ICA

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Becky Suss, 1919 Chestnut (Three Cities, The Mother, Kiddush Hashem, Salvation, The Apostle, Mary, Nazarene), 2015, oil on canvas. The exhibit at ICA runs through December 27. See Exhibits.

 

Christopher Knowles: In a Word-ICA

christopher knowles

Christopher Knowles, Untitled, 2014, oil marker on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York. The exhibit at ICA runs through December 27. See Exhibits.

 

Josephine Pryde: lapses in Thinking By the person i am-ICA

josephine pryde ica

Gift For Me, Simon Lee Gallery Christmas 2013 (1), 2015, Giclée print, 23 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, edition 3/3. Courtesy Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; Simon Lee Gallery, London; and Galerie Neu, Berlin. The exhibit at ICA runs through December 27. See Exhibits.

 

The Civil War: An Ephemeral Lens Into the Life and Times-Penn Libraries

penn libraries

The Civil War: An Ephemeral Lens Into the Life and Times, the exhibit about daily life in the Civil War on the home front and the front lines of both the Union and the Confederacy is on display at the Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library through March 21, 2016. See Exhibits.

 

Covered in Vines: The Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans-Penn Libraries

bemelmans

During the exhibit Covered in Vines: The Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans recover a Bemelmans now largely forgotten. The exhibit is on display at Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library through December 21. See Exhibits.

 

Year of Health–Corn: From Ancient Crop to Soda Pop-Penn Museum

corn exhibit

corn exhibit

corn exhibit
Year of Health–Corn: From Ancient Crop to Soda Pop is on display now through May 13, 2016 at the Penn Museum. It follows corn as an important crop in the Americas to its current presence in food and drink around the world while exploring how corn has impacted human health for better or worse. See Exhibits.

 

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. The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey—is the focus of this expanded, large-scale photography exhibition. 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.