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)
Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11
Through November 6
Endgame by Gate Theatre Co, Dublin.
Abstractions: Karen Shaver
Through December 2
Fulfilling a Prophecy: the Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania
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.
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetary
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.
Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years
Institute of Contemporary Art
Charline Von Heyl
Through February 19, 2012
Bill Walton’s Studio
Through December 4
Nursing: Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin Hall
The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art