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Almanac - September 27, 2011 Volume 58 No. 05

 

Arthur Ross Gallery

An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art

Through November 6

 


Daniel Huntington (1816-1906), George Washington & Christoper Gist on the Allegheny River, oil on canvas, 1840; courtesy of Jonathan W. Warner.



Annenberg Center

Hua Hua Zhang’s Visual Expressions

October 14 and15,
Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center

 


Music, Dance and Puppetry.

 

Penn Museum

Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11

Through November 6

 

 

 


Arthur Ross Gallery

An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art

Through November 6


 


paintings chronicle the American experience from 1829 to 1969 in portrait. Historical, genre, still-life and landscape; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through November 6.

Above: Choppin' Cotton by Thomas Hart Benton, (1931)

 

 

Burrison Gallery

Witness

Through October 21

 



 



Penn Museum

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


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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

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.


Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Wordplay: The Printed Game

Through October 16



 


Institute of Contemporary Art

Charline Von Heyl

Through February 19, 2012



 

18 paintings by the artist alongside collage-based works on paper; ICA.




ICA

Bill Walton’s Studio

Through December 4



Recreates the environment of the minimalist artist; Project Space, ICA.

 




Nursing: Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin Hall

The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art

Ongoing