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April AT PENNExtras!

Almanac - March 25, 2008, Volume 54 No. 26

Arthur Ross Gallery
Remembered Light: Destruction and Restoration–Glass Fragments from World War II
March 28-May 12, 2008


Artist: Narcissus Quagliata
Metz, France, Cathedral of St. Stephen
55 shards of glass, sandblasted, paint and cast fused glass

Images courtesy of The McDonald Windows and in collaboration with Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco.

Artist: Peter Eichhorn, Trier, Germany, Liebefrau Kirche (Church of Our Lady)
43 shards of glass, painted and stained blown glass

Penn Museum Exhibits and Events

Counterpoint: Anthropology and Photography
in Papau New Guinea


Amarna, Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun
Through April



Austin Super's ethnographic research and photography in New Guinea.

Merle Smith Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Penn Museum. Through September 14, 2008.

  Statue of an Amarna Princess, probably from Amarna, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten (1353-1336 BCE), limestone and pigment. Photo courtesy of Penn Museum.

Annenberg School


(Above) Robert Rahway’s Zakanitch’s Big Bungalow Suite V, an 11-by-30-foot acrylic work of abstract art, will be on display in the Forum of the Annenberg School for Communication on April 1. This marks the first time Mr. Zakanitch’s work is on display at Penn since a 1982 exhibit at ICA. Mr. Zakanitch’s styles have ranged from abstract expressionism, to minimalism to pop art. The Forum in the Annenberg School building is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. The work will be on display through September 2008.


Burrison Gallery
Through April 11

Image: Richard W. Golden

Slought Foundation


239 Years; New Faces in the Contemporary Art Scene. Through May 19, 2008.


"Reversible Destiny - Declaration of the Right Not to Die: Second International Arakawa + Gins Architecture + Philosophy Conference/Congress"

With Shusaku Arakawa + Madeline Gins. Sunday, April 4, 2008

International House

Turkey: Modern, Secular, Ancient & Sacred; photographs by David and Lisa U’Prichard of the people, architecture and geography which inhabit the ancient and modern country of Turkey; International House. Through April 25.

Penn Presents

LoveJanis Paul Taylor
Love, Janis; chronicle of the life of the 1960s rock and blues queen; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30-$50. Also April 10 & 13, 7:30 p.m., and April 11 & 12, 8 p.m.
Paul Taylor Dance Company; featuring Esplanade, Promethean Fire, Le Grand Puppetier, Lines of Loss, and Antique Valentine; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $29-$46. Also April 18 & 19, 8 p.m., and April 18, 2 p.m.


Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Emma Johnson Textual Spaces
George Romney's Lady Hamilton as Sensibility

Emma Hamilton's Path to Fame; Exhibition features items from the collections of Jean Kislak and Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Image courtesy of the Historical Society of PA

Francis Johnson: Early Music Master of Philadelphia; Celebrating the acquisition of Francis Johnson sheet music from the collection of Kurt Stein.

Eugene Ormandy Gallery through Fall 2009.

Textual Spaces: An Architecture of Reading

Rosenwald Gallery, 6th Floor.

Through May 28, 2008

meta Metasequoia
Morris Arboretum

Morris Morris 2Nestled within the dawn redwood grove, meta Metasequoia will provide a fresh perspective of these wonderful trees. The exhibit will elevate visitors up into the tree canopy of the dawn redwoods by means of an artistic structure with stairs leading to the "basket," an open-air room whose floor is 12 feet above grade. Climbing up into the structure, nicknamed the "Grasshopper," visitors will be able to revisit the childhood feeling of being in a tree house, enjoy the views and relax in unusual intimacy with these majestic trees.

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.