Penn Museum Counterpoint: Anthropology and Photography
in Papua New Guinea Through September 14
Austin Super's ethnographic research and photography in New Guinea.
Merle Smith Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Penn Museum. Through September 14, 2008.
Penn Museum Surviving: The Body of Evidence Through May 2009
Above: Dr. Alan Mann, co-curated the exhibit
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 Fulfilling a Prophecy: the Past and Present of the Lenape in PennsylvaniaThrough September 2009
Lenape Meesing Candle holder made of metal and paint. Each year, the Lenape of Pennsylvania honor Meesing, the protector of the woodlands, with a fall Meesing ceremony. At the ceremony, a member of the Medicine Society, a group of men responsible for organizing and performing the Meesing ceremony, represents Meesing as a dancer. The Meesing dancer prepares for his task during the year preceding the ceremony by meditating on Meesing and making objects with Meesing’s image, which are given to the Medicine Society. One year, the Meesing dancer made a series of Meesing candleholders.
A Lenape fan made of beads, deerskin and feathers rests in the hands of Shelley DePaul, director of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania and co-curator of Penn Museum’s new exhibition, Fulfilling a Prophecy: the Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania.
Photos: Lauren Hansen-Flaschen.
Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum Through September 28
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 Coast to Coast by Susan Schary Through September 26
Rosenwald Gallery–Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th Floor
Oh Fresh! Sophomore Proclamations of Freshman Rules: 1866-WWII Through December 19
Oh Fresh! at the Rosenwald Gallery, a collection of Freshman Broadsides, flyers of initiation rules for college freshman, opens with a reception and lecture on September 10. See Exhibits.
R. Crumb’s Underground features the work of cartoonist Robert Crumb at ICA. Through December 7.
The Kate Gilmore exhibit at ICA features performance-based video art of dressed-up women attempting difficult physical tasks.
Through December 7. See Talks.
Douglas Blau creates picture epics from uniformly-framed collages of printed matter at ICA. Through December 7.
Mark Ribot's Ceramic Dog performs at International House at 9 p.m. on September 20. See Music.
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
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.
Morris Arboretum Ongoing
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.
Lobby, GSE A Wonderful Life:
A Daughter's Tribute to a Family of Educators Ongoing
Pennsylvania Daughter by Joan Myerson.
Digital "painting" of the artist's mother as Penn student.