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Mask and Wig Club



Penn Presents
Annenberg Center

Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer

Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre

Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre

Guthrie Theatre

Actors in the production Othello



Special Events

Annual ICA Benefit

As part of ICA's 40th anniversary lecture series Laurie Anderson, will lecture on March 24 in Meyerson Hall. The lecture will be followed by ICA's Annual Benefit back at ICA. See Exhibits.



World Culture Day: Celebrate Japan!

Origami expert Barbara Pearl will offer an exhibition, and hands-on workshop, of the Japanese art of paper folding. Pictured here are some finished origami pieces. Photo courtesy Barbara Pearl.

UPM has Japanese art and artifacts on display as part of its long-term exhibition, "Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition." Included in that exhibition is a spectacular Japanese Buddhist shrine, pictured here. Photo: Terry Wild.

Taiko drummers from Tamagawa University in Tokyo. Photo: Kelly & Massa Photography.




Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
Dietrich Gallery, UPM
Through September

Three vessels. Gold bow, electrum tumbler, and a gold vessel in the shape of an ostrich egg, with lapis lazuli, red limestone, shell, and bitumen, all ca. 2650-2550 B.C.

Gold bull amulet,
1.5 cm x 1.5 cm


Cosmetic box with inlaid lid, of silver, lapis lazuli and shell, found in the Lady Puabi's tomb.

Some of Lady Puabi's jewelry, found in her tomb chamber, including pins of gold and lapis lazuli, a garter and cuff of gold, lapis lazuli and carnelian, finger rings, and more.


Headdress of the Lady Puabi

Front view of the bull-headed Great Lyre from the "Kings Grave" at Ur. Gold, silver, lapis lazuli, shell, bitumen, and wood.



Art-in-Science XVIII: The Earth Exposed
Esther Klein Gallery
Through May 15

Americas by Steve Young.


Philadelphia by Steve Young



Works in Encaustic on Wood
Burrison Gallery
Through April 30

R3 by Neil Garrioch. Encaustic on wood, 2003. 18 in. x 18 in. x 2 in.



A Look at Nature: Flowers & Landscapes
Burrison Gallery
Through March 13

Blue Flower by Deen Gu. Watercolor on silk, 2003. 17 in. x 11.5 in.



A Show of Roses: Watercolors for the Morris Arboretum
Morris Arboretum
Through June 27.

Sky Roses by Marcy Abhau



Modern Ireland: Four Centuries through
English, American, and Irish Eyes
Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Through March 15

Engraving of Bryen Boiroimhe from Geoffrey Keatings "General History of Ireland". London: Printed by J. Bettenham, for B. Creake, at the Bible, 1723.



Leaf and Flower: Photographs by Nora Odendahl
Morris Arboretum
Through March 21

Ink on watercolor, Nora Odendahl.



Dusk of Dawn
Amistad Gallery, Du Bois College House
Through March 31

Tracks, by Demetrius Oliver, a second year fine arts graduate student



Me Alter's Egoes
Slought Foundation
Through March 31

Title page of "me ineman monophone"



ICA: Spring Exhibits
Through April 4

Child sculpture, part of Nothing Ever Happens by Yoshitomo Nara.

Epistle, Sarah McEneaney, 1997. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Schlesinger, New York.

Unnamed map of Tokyo, Aleksandra Mir, part of NAMING TOKYO (Part III), 2003.

Smartwrap, KieranTimberlake Associates LLP. Courtesy of KieranTimberlake Associates.



Antique Rugs of the Turkman Tribes
Arthur Ross Gallery
Through April 4

Main Carpet, Erasari tribe, Turkemenistan, circa 1875, 6 x 10 ft.



New Society for Universal Harmony
Slought Foundation
Through April 15

Case Study, New Society Archives



Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman
Through August

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.



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.



Beaux-Arts at Penn
Kroix Gallery
Through May 31

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. 23, February 24, 2004