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Almanac - April 29, 2008, Volume 54 No. 31

Penn Museum
Surviving: The Body of Evidence
Through May 2009


Above: Dr. Alan Mann, co-curated the exhibi


Above: Dr. Janet Monge, Acting Curator of the Physical Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology co-curated Surviving: The Body of Evidence.

Penn Museum Exhibits and Events

Counterpoint: Anthropology and Photography
in Papau New Guinea


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

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

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.

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


Burrison Gallery
Through May 31



ICA Exhibits

Project Space and Ramp Project: Trenton Doyle Hancock: Wow That’s Mean and Other Vegan Cuisine; narrative of the fictional Mounds and Vegans conveyed through artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, wallpapers, and installations; ICA. Through August 3.

Penn Presents


Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could ( Addressing the complex issues facing children in song and story, this little rock ‘n’ roll band performs music that is moving, entertaining, and educational!

One of 3 bands performing at the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival’s Annual Penn Family Picnic & Performances on May 8th.

Click here for details.

Above: Pilobolus Dance Theater creates work with the imaginative use of costumes and props, precarious aerial work, and message and meaning all wrapped up in a deceptively accessible story.

Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $32-$46; May 15 and 16, 8 p.m.; May 17, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.


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

Shadow World
Shadow World: Under the El, Year One; in-depth video exploration of the space and people under the train tracks. Through May 30

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 2
Nestled 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.