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September AT PENNExtras!

Almanac - September 7, 2010, Volume 57 No. 02

Annenberg Center

Eileen Ivers

September 25.

Fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band, Immigrant Soul, perform tunes from their new album, Beyond the Bog Road, at the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Photo: Luke Ratry.

Arthur Ross Gallery

Naked: The University Collection Unveiled

Through October 31

Jean D'Aire

Naked: The University Collection Unveiled, at the Arthur Ross Gallery through October 31, features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs of the nude, selected from the University of Pennsylvania's art collection.

Pictured: Jean D'Aire After 1889, Auguste Rodin

Burrison Gallery

David Gerwin: Recitation

Through September 17

Daniel Gerwin

"Recitation" by Daniel Gerwin.


Burrison Gallery

Marilyn Paul: Natural Elements

Through October 31

Marilyn Paul

"Brocade and Branches" by Marilyn Paul.

Penn Museum

Archaeologists and Travelers in Ottoman Lands

Through February 6, 2011

Ottoman Lands

Pictured: The Excavation at the Temple Court in Nippur, Oil on Canvas, Osman Hamdi Bey, 1904.

This painting, based on an 1893 photograph by John Henry Haynes, was commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania in 1903 for its envisioned Nippur Gallery.

Penn Museum

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

Through May 2011

Righteous Dopefiend

Righteous Dopefiend: An Anthropological Installation on Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America, through May 2011 at the Penn Museum. © Jeff Schonberg 2009

Penn Museum

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

Through July 2011

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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.