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October AT PENNExtras!

Almanac - September 28, 2010, Volume 57 No. 05

Annenberg Center


October 30.

West Virginia native Kathy Mattea shares songs and stories about the impact of coal mining, October 30 at the Annenberg Center.




Above: Trumpeter Terence Blanchard performs his impassioned song cyc le, A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina). October 3, Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.

Left: Hugh Masekela brings his classic favorites and new songs to the Annenberg Center on October 8.

Paul Taylor

October 21-23.

Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the Annenberg Center October 21-23.

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

Marilyn Paul: Natural Elements

Through October 31

Marilyn Paul

"Brocade and Branches" by Marilyn Paul.

Institute of Contemporary Art

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Erin Shirreff: Still, Flat, and Far; now through December 5, 2010 Mineral Spirits: Anne Chu and Matthew Monahan; now through December 5, 2010


Set Peices

Set Pieces; through February 13, 2011

Curated by Virgil Marti from the Collection of The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Set Pieces restages objects and art works from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Organized by guest curator Virgil Marti, a Philadelphia-based artist, the selection of seventy-five objects taps treasures from the museum’s storage spanning three centuries.

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.