The exhibit Pictures, Patents, Monkeys and More...On Collecting, brings three private collections and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology together in one ICA exhibit for the first time. The exhibit looks at collecting as both imagery and process in contemporary art. The ICA is also featuring works by three individual artists (right, from top to bottom): Amy Cutler, Dinner Party, 2002 (gouache on paper); Damian Ortega, Untitled; and Kimowan McLain, Without Ground, 2002 (mixed media).
"supremely black" by artist Ham Steinbach, 1985. Plastic laminated wood shelf; ceramic pitchers' cardboard detergent boxes.
The locomotive as designed by George Sellers in New York, 1859.
The electric generator by Hiram S. Maxim in Brooklyn, 1880.
Pill coating machine designed by William Cairnes in 1875.
"Coffee Table Museum," 1989. Redwood burl, various antique and contemporary coffeepots, copper plumbing pipe, and brass fittings, welded steel, wheels, and mixed media.
Sock Monkeys from a private collection
Undercover, 1991 by Janine Antoni.
Sewing Machine Patent Model, James Perry, New York, NY, November 23, 1858, Patent No. 22148.2.
Shabti Figure of Maya Possibly from Deir el-Medina Dynasty 19 (1292-1190 B. C. E.). Courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
Courtesy of the artist, galería kurimanzutto and DAmelio Terras
Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY
James B. Pritchard, 1958.
James B. Pritchard excavated the site of Gibeon in modern-day Jordan, a site mentioned a number of times in the Bible. Pictured here is the spectacular pool of Gibeon.
Photo: Jane Goodale,
The Tiwi are an Australian Aboriginal group living on Melville Island. Jane Goodale, then a graduate student in Penn's Anthropology Department, spent most of 1954 living among them.
George F. Dales, 1969.
George F. Dales surveyed the Seistan region (pictured above) of southwestern Afghanistan in search of evidence of contact between the Indus and Mesopotamian civilizations.
by John Henry Haynes, 1899.
Workers carry away baskets full of dirt in a stark, surreal landscape at Nippur in Iraq, 1899.
Rush, model of the sphenoid bone, 1808.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 14, November 26, 2002