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Almanac - September 30, 2008, Volume 55 No. 6

Arthur Ross Gallery
Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection
Through November 2

Edward Hopper, the Locomotive. 1923, etching. From the David and Susan Goode Collection.

© Edward Hopper Estate.

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

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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.



African Inbal

Founded in 1985, The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa is an internationally respected musical ensemble from Mali that has toured extensively in Europe and is renowned for its accomplished performances.

Inbal Pinto Dance Company
Celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary; performances begin October 28, 2008.


Parsons Dance

Performances begin October 16.

The Grand Inquisitor

Directed by Peter Brook, Adapted by Marie Helene Estienne
Starring British Actor Bruce Myers.

Shows begin October 15.

Flat Stanley Ant & Elephant

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Written by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Scott Nash, the Flat Stanley books are a phenomenon unequaled in their genre. Shows begin October 2.

The Ant & The Elephant

Bill Peets adaptation of Aesop's famous fable. One performance Only on October 2.


Morris Arboretum
Fall Festival

October 5  

Fall Festival

Click here for more information.

"Scarecrow Walk" -
1st Annual Scarecrow Design Contest

Wander down "Scarecrow Walk" and admire the entries in the 2008 Morris Arbroetum Scarecrow Design Contest. The scarecrows will be on display Saturday, September 27th through Sunday, October 5th (the day of our ever-popular Fall Festival).

Slought Foundation


October 3  

Polwechsel will perform selections from their new CD, Archives of the North.

Burrison Gallery
Oil and Water by Diane Lachman

Through November 7


Rosenwald Gallery–Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th Floor
Oh Fresh! Sophomore Proclamations of Freshman Rules: 1866-WWII
Through December 19

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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.

ICA Exhibits

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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.

Penn Museum

Show and Sale of “Treasures” from World Cultures

October 24-26, 2008

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Exhibitor: Sue Brown, England
Oct 24-26, 2008
Ram’s Head, African

Exhibitor: The Silk Tent

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Emma Johnson
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.

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Morris Arboretum

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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

Pennsylvania Daughter

Pennsylvania Daughter by Joan Myerson. Digital "painting" of the artist's mother as Penn student.