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Exhibits

Mayan Procession
Penn Museum
Through September 26

Mayan Procession, an exhibit whose subject is on contemporary Maya people of Guatemala, is on display again at the Penn Museum. The exhibit features 14-large scale contemporary oil paintings by artist Winifred Godfrey and 32 color photographs of the Maya people taken by the artists between 1992 and 2003, as well as traditional, hand-woven Maya clothing and textiles from.

callas

Zunil Woman with Callas by Winifred Godfrey. Oil on canvas, 72" x 30".

man

Chichicastenango Cofrade by Winifred Godfrey. Oil on canvas,
72" x 24".

 

 

Artists in the Garden
Morris Arboretum
Through September 9

A watercolor by by Gwen Koths entitled Paphiopedilum

 

 

Magnificent Objects
Penn Museum
Through September 12


Basket Earrings with Sheet-metal Pendants. Troad Region, Turkey. Mid-3rd millennium B.C. Gold. Length: 5 in. & 4.7 in. These are part of the Penn Museum's collection of jewelry reportedly recovered near Troy. Photo: Penn Museum.

Crystal Ball on Silver Stand. China. Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1644-1911). Quartz crystal, silver. Diameter of ball: 10 in. Photo: Penn Museum.

Silver Box with Jeweled Top. Nepal. 18th-19th century. Silver, gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise, coral, and jewels of ruby, emerald, and aquamarine. Length: 7.25 in. Photo: Penn Museum.

 

Gold Lime Container. Quimbaya, Colombia. Probably Early Quimbaya, 200 B.C.-A.D. 1000. Height: 9 in. Photo: Penn Museum.

 

Ramses II. Herakleopolis (Ihnasya el-Medina), Egypt. Dynasty 19 (ca. 1250 B.C.). Limestone. Height: (8.5 ft.). Photo: Dr. David Silverman.

 

 

Local Favorites: Butterflies Worth Watching
Morris Arboretum
Through October 10

butterfly

Monarch butterfly on a Tithonia. Photo by Jane Ruffin

 

 

Garden Railway: Great American Lighthouses
Morris Arboretum

Through October 11


lighthouse

The 7th year of the Garden Railway display, a miniature world set in the summer garden that features historic buildings.

 

 

Face-Off
Burrison Gallery
Through October 15

face-off

The Burrison Art Gallery is now showing Face-Off an exhibit of new acrylic paintings by local artist George Shinn. Painting above, He Does Go On, acrylic on canvas, 2004, 44" x 60".

 

 

Enthalpy and Entropy: Biomorphological Transformations
Kelly Writers House Gallery
Through October 22


body

Untitled by Ruslan Khais. Acrylic on paper.

other

Untitled by Ruslan Khais. Acrylic on paper.

 

 

 

Personal Space: Paintings by Scott Kahn
Arthur Ross Gallery
Through October 24

Into the Sitting Room by Scott Kahn. Oil on linen, 1999.

 

couch

Studio Couch by Scott Kahn. Oil on linen, 2001.

 

 

On Color: Green Exhibition
Esther Klein Gallery
Through November 5


chairs

Keiko Miyamori, Night Becomes Day, 1999. Materials: chairs, branch, washi, shell powder, Japanese Indigo, charcoal.

forest

Portable Forest by Vaughn Bell, 2003. Materials: shopping cart, burlap, forest floor, organic materials.

 

 

Exhibits at Slought Foundation
Through November 6


libeskind

Liebeskind's Future for Architecture features a DVD of Daniel Libeskind's April 2001 presentation at Penn.

slavoj

Zizek's Plea for Fundamentalism features a Slavoj Zizek's September 2001 presentation at Penn.

back to the future

Featured in the Back to the Front: Emerging Artists. Boulevard Raspain, Paris, May 13, 1968. © Galerie Beaubourg.

 

 

ICA Fall Exhibits
Through December 12

ICA presents four new exhibits for the fall 2004 season beginning September 9. The exhibits on display are Ant Farm: 1968-1978, Trials and Turbulence: Pepón Osorio, An Artist in Residence at DHS, David Lamelas: Exhibiting Mediality and this year's Ramp Project with artist Amy Sillman.

ant farm

Media Burn by Ant Farm, July 4, 1975. Performance at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA. Photo by John F. Turner.

osorio

Face to Face by Pepón Osorio, 2002. Mixed media with 5 computer monitors with video, 2 large projected DVDs, TV with home video. Photo by Becket Logan, courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY.

lamelas

Límite de una Proyección by David Lamelas, 1967. Installation view, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. Courtesy of the artist and Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.

sillman

Unearth by Amy Sillman, 2003. Oil on canvas, 66" x 78". Courtesy of Brent Sikkema NYC.

 

 

A Garden For Your Walls
Through January 9

leaves

Three Leaves by Gwen Koths

 

 

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum

Through May 28


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.

 

 

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

Ongoing

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. 51, No. 2, September 7, 2004

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