Morris Arboretum Andrea Baldeck: The Texture of Trees Through September
Morris Arboretum The Art of Patrick Dougherty March 30-April 18
Renowned artist Patrick Dougherty will be an artist in residence at the Morris Arboretum from March 30-April 18. Dougherty will weave hundreds of sticks and saplings into a whimsical site-specific creation along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek. Arriving at the site of each new installation with no preconceptions as to what he will create, he draws inspiration and materials from the surrounding environment to design a large-scale structure.
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.
Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya
Through January 2010
A world-renowned collection of ancient Maya painted pottery, excavated by the Penn Museum nearly a century ago and reinterpreted in light of recent research in the field, provides the centerpiece for Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya, a new exhibition opening at the Penn Museum April 5. It runs through January. The 27th Annual Maya Weekend: Maya Crossroads: Classic Ideas and Goods in Motion Across the Verapaz, April 3-5 complements the exhibit. See http://paintedmetaphors.museum.upenn.edu/. Pictured are Mayan Incense Burners from the exhibit.
Arthur Ross Gallery
Thirteen Miles to Paradise
Through June 14
John Moore, A Fine Fall Day, 2008, oil on canvas, Private Collection, courtesy Hirshl & Adler Modern, New York
Still Life; photography by Benjamin Pierce
Photographs from a professor in the department of computer and information science that concentrate on the human body, often in abstracted or transmuted form; Burrison Gallery. Through April 3.
Art of Limina: Gary Hill
Through May 1, 2009
Art of Limina: Gary Hill; defined by a sensibility of openness, complexity, and subtlety of language resembling an “open” universe, the exhibit features installations by Gary Hill and an essay by collaborating artist/critic George Quasha; Slought Foundation
Philadelphia Antiques Show
April 18-21, 2009
Above: David Rittenhouse, by Charles Willson Peale, c.1795, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Part of the loan exhibit, Patriots and Presidents—Philadelphia Portrait Miniatures, 1760-1860 at the Philadelphia Antiques Show, which benefits the University of Pennsylvania Health System. April 18-21. See Special Events.
Cherry Blossom Celebration
April 4, 2009
Visitors meet with the 2008 Tokyo Cherry Blossom Queen. The Queen visits for a special tour of the Arboretum on April 6 at 10 a.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Through June 21
Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay; presentation of the work of twenty-two artists who have created significant work in clay, all of which appear to be in some state of flux or growth.
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 - March 31, 2009 Volume 55 No. 27
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