Morris Arboretum Andrea Baldeck: The Texture of Trees Through September
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 Museum Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion
Through March 2009
Temple Dancer, Bhutan, 2003. Photograph by Andrea Baldeck.
“Om Mani” engraved in stone, Sikkim (India), 2003. Photograph by Andrea Baldeck.
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
January 8, 9 and 10 at the Zellerbach Theatre
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
January 24 at the Zellerbach Theatre
Arthur Ross Gallery Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power: Images from Nigeria
Through January 18th
Phyllis Galembo, The Enogie of Ugo, Nigeria, 1994, Cibachrome
Phyllis Galembo, Chief Nosa Isekhure, the Isekhure of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, 1994, Cibachrome
Contemplative Spaces: Works on Paper by James Fuhrman
Through February 20.
Holiday Garden Railway
Through January 4
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
October 27, 2008 - March 22, 2009
Kamin Gallery, 1st floor,
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Life in Boxes: Comic Art and Artifacts
Boxes are the ruled surroundings of every comic strip and comic book panel, and even constitute the twenty-four frames per second of the animated film. This exhibition reflects the history and development of these various genres and includes original art, comic books, graphic novels, volumes of single panel cartoons, histories, and criticism drawn from the collection of more than 5,000 books and over 20,000 comic books recently donated to the Penn Libraries by alumnus Steven Rothman. (above) Featured are editorial cartoons; superheroes; underground comix; Terry and the Pirates, Peanuts, and Pogo, Donald Duck and Dirty Duck, Little Lulu, Little Orphan Annie and Little Annie Fanny, Superman and Super Goof.
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.
Almanac - December 16, 2008 Volume 55 No. 16
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