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Penn Presents
Annenberg Center

Parsons Dance Company
Parsons Dance Company
Ahn Trio
Ahn Trio
Caroline Drury
Caroline Drury, jazz vocalist




Concerts honor of John Coltrane
Slought Foundation

Belongenis/Lane & Carl Grubbs
Featuring Belongenis/Lane, Adam Lane and Karl Grubbs
Open Loose
Open Loose



Peace Around the World

Devika Umashanker
Devika Umashanker of India will be among several International House resident students who will share information about the holiday celebrations of their countries during the UPM's annual Peace Around the World event. Ms. Umashanker will talk about the Hinu holiday of Pongal, which is only celebrated by the Tamil people of South India. The pot she holds is used for boiling a special rice dish on this day.





Burrison Gallery
Through January 29

Wisteria by Beth Ann Johnson, 2003. Chinese Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper. 16 x 21 in.



Nikon Small World
Wistar Institute
Through December 21

Below are winning images of the Nikon Small World 2003 Competition. These images are known as photomicrographs, photographs of images taken through microscopes.

Filamentous actin and microtubules (structural proteins) in mouse fibroblasts (cells) (1000x). Photo by Torsten Wittmann, 1st place.

Homopolymer blend dewetting on patterned surfaces (200x). Photo by Linda M. Strzegowski, 6th place.

Surface of titanium carbide crystal (64x). Photo by Lynn Boatner and Hu Longmire, 15th place.

Snowflake (35X). Photo by Edward Kinsman, 19th place.

Crystalized caustic soda (cleaning agent), Glauber's salt (multi-purpose chemical, and D76 (a photochemical) (40x). Photo by Loes Modderman, 20th place.

Rat retinal (eye) artery (200x). Photo by Rong Wen, honorable mention.



Only Controversial and Not Detrimental: The Legacy of Modern Design in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Kroiz Gallery
Through May 31

Mrs. Thomas Raeburn White House, 1963. Mitchell/Giurgola, architects. Photo by Rollin LaFrance.

Vanna Venturi House, 1959-1964. Venturi & Short, architects, Robert Venturi, project architect. Courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates. Photo by Rollin LaFrance.



ICA: Fall Exhibits
Through December 14

Self Portrait, Gillian Wearing, 2000, chromogenic development print, 67 3/4" x 67 3/4". Courtesy of Maureen Paley Inerim Art, London.

Grow Room, 2003, Virgil Marti, mylar and mixed media installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Participant Inc.

A Needle Woman, Kim Sooja,1999-2000, Color DVD installation, 98" x 139", Courtesy of the artist.

South Tower, The Gems of Tragedy, 2002, Patti Smith, graphite, crayon, tape, and digital image on paper, 13 3/8" x 11". Through December 7.



New York Abstract
Esther Klein Gallery
Through December 31


Delightful by Serena Bocchino, oil and enamel on canvas, 42" x 52", 2002

Floating Landscapes

Floating Landscapes by Carolanna Parlato, 2003


Heat by Julian Jackson, oil on canvas, 56" x 82" (from the series Speed of Light), 2001



Holiday Garden Railway
Morris Arboretum
Through January 4

Holiday Garden Railway

The Garden Railway is adorned with twinkling lights and holiday décor.



The Garden in Cut Art: Morris Arboretum
Through January 5

Irises by Julie Zigler



Slought Foundation
Through January 15

Circle of fifths drawing

John Coltrane, Circle of fifths drawing

John Coltrane

John Coltrane, Japan, 1966 (courtesy of the Institute of Jazz Studies)



Resurrection: Belkis Ayón
Arthur Ross Gallery
Through January 18


Untitled, Belkis Ayón, 27" x 36.5", 1996

Man with three heads

Intolerancia, 1998, Collograph. Courtesy of Brandywine Workshop



The Body of Evidence: A Twenty-Year Retrospective of the Photography of Candance diCarlo
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Through January 27.

Body of Evidence

Scientia Intuitiva, 1995. Part of the exhibit The Body of as Evidence: A Twenty-Year Retrospective of the Photography of Candance diCarlo. Through January 27.




Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman
Through March 31

All paintings by José Benítez Sánchez

Sun God

Artist imagines how odd the Sun god would have looked to the ancestors when he first appeared. 16" x 16".

Circle of deer and peyote

This is the sacred circle of deer of and peyote. 12" x 12".

Multiple Identities

This work shows that the Huichol world is full of things made of more than one identity. 16" x 16".

Conscious Life

Artists shows that there is a conscious like on as well as beneath the surface of the earth. 24" x 24".


A skeletonized shaman with his feathered power arrow as held aloft. 48" x 48".

Huichol Peyoteros

Hichol Peyoteros fill shoulder bags and burden baskets with peyote for ceremonial use at home. Photo by Peter T. Furst, 1968.



Beaux-Arts at Penn
Kroix Gallery
Through May

Robert Fulton Memorial

Robert Fulton Memorial, Competition, 1909,
Paul Phillippe Cret, architect



A Wonderful Life: A Daughter's Tribute to a Family of Educators
Lobby, GSE

Pennsylvania Daughter

Pennsylvania Daughter by
Joan Myerson. Digital "painting" of the artist's mother as Penn student

Visit the artist's web site for more images



  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 14, November 25, 2003