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Almanac - March 30, 2010, Volume 56 No. 27

 

Burrison Gallery

Papua New Guinea: Photos from the Mt. Hagen Singsing

Through April 2


Jerry Porter Photo

 

 

Fox Art Gallery

Clay@Penn 2010: Declarations

Through April 4


Clay

Pot 101; Ichiro Matsuo; 2010; Ceramic.

 

Penn Museum

The Goodlands: Young Photographers Inspiring Hope in North Philadelphia

Through May


Goodlands

Now through May, the Penn Museum will present The Goodlands: Young Photographers Inspiring Hope in North Philadelphia, a selection of more than 40 color photographs of people and places in the community, including the one above, taken between 2000 and 2009 by neighborhood children aged 5 to 13. The photography exhibition, on view in the Museum’s Kress gallery, challenges stereotypes and negative biases by highlighting hopeful images in the local community.



Penn Museum

In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889–1891

Through June 20



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In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889–1891, a photographic exhibition on view at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology now through June 20, explores the ways dress—and life—changed for the Kiowa, Comanche, and other Native American nations of the Southern Plains during the last tumultuous decades of the 1800s. Plains Indian clothing from the period, selected from the Museum’s own collection, complements the photographs.

Above: Chief Quanah Parker, citizen’s garb, modern gelatin silver print from original glass plate negative, ca 1888-1891; courtesy Joe Swalwell.


Penn Museum

Righteous Dopefiend: An Anthropological Installation on Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America

Through May


Righteous Dopefiend

Righteous Dopefiend: An Anthropological Installation on Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America, December 5 through May 2010 at the Penn Museum. © Jeff Schonberg 2009



Penn Museum

Fulfilling a Prophecy: the Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania

Through July


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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.  

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

What in the World

Through April 11


Above: From the 1950s What In The World television show, Carleton Coon, Loren Eiseley, and Schuyler Cammann study an object, while Alfred Kidder II moderates. A cameraman is in right foreground. Photographed at WCAU TV Studios, ca. 1955. Photo courtesy of the Penn Museum.


Penn Museum

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetary

Ongoing


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Gold bull amulet (Height: 1.5 cm; Width: 1.5 cm) originally part of a necklace of gold. The bearded bull, considered divine in early Mesopotamia, is made of a thin sheet of gold wrapped over a bitumen core. Found loose in the soil at the Royal Cemetery, ca 2550 BCE.



Annenberg Center



Chrildren

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April 27-May 1.

Omaha Theatre Company performs The Little Engine That Could at the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, throughout the festival, for ages 4 and up.


Dance

Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance come to the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, April 15-17. Recommended for mature audiences, these versatile male dancers do anything and everything, fusing hip-hop, capoeira, jazz and contemporary ballet into one performance.

Romeo

The Acting Company & The Guthrie Theater; Romeo and Juliet; April 20-24, 2010


Institute of Contemporary Art

Video Art: Replay Part 3: Ludicrous!

Through April 22



Video


Kalman

Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)

January 15—June 6, 2010


Van Pelt-Dietrich Library


Johnson

Image courtesy of the Historical Society of PA

Francis Johnson: Music Master of Early Philadelphia; Celebrating the acquisition of Francis Johnson sheet music from the collection of Kurt Stein.

Eugene Ormandy Gallery through Fall 2009.




Morris Arboretum

meta Metasequoia

Ongoing



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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 ground. 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.