Maya 2012: lords of time (Through January 13, 2013)
Censer Lid with Portrait of a King: One of 12 ceramic lids to a censer, or incense burner, that features portraits of Copan kings. Dated to circa 695 CE, it originally sat atop a large clay vessel used for burning incense. (27" tall x 16" wide x 15" diameter) Photo courtesy: Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History.
The Margarita Panel, a grand, modeled-stucco building panel, measures almost 9 feet high by 12 feet wide. Discovered by a Penn Museum excavation team in the 1990s, it features the emblematic name of Copan's royal founder, K'inich Yax K'uk' Mo'. The king's name is shown as two entwined birds: a quetzal bird (k'uk') and scarlet macaw (mo'), with crest elements that spell the initial part of the name yax meaning 'first' or 'green.' Carved around 450 CE it is in remarkable condition buried deep within the Copan Acropolis. MAYA 2012 features a replica of this monumental piece in its full-color splendor. Photo courtesy: Early Copan Acropolis Project, Penn Museum.
Red, Black & Greed: A Blues
The Giant Squid
arthur ross gallery
California Impressionism: Masters of Light
"Point Rose" (1918), by Guy Lobos. This work and other paintings will be featured in the California Impressionism : Masters of Light exhibit. Through October 28 at the Arthur Ross Gallery.
institute of contemporary art
Jeremy Deller, "Joy in People" banner (made by Ed Hall), from the exhibition of the same name. Through December 30 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
"Wynnewood Lanes, Ardmore, Delaware County, PA" (1966), included in Uncommon Modern: Commercial Vernacular Architecture in Greater Philadelphia, 1937-1970. Through January 18 at the Kroiz Gallery.
carol ware lobby, fagin hall
the history of nursing as seen through the lens of art
The HUP Nursing Alumni Association commissioned artist Kathleen Shaver HUP’76, to create an art installation to honor the history and legacy of 125 years of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. More information here.
MARIE YOHO DORSEY
Marie Yoho Dorsey, "where the wild things are..." (2012), etching and hand embroidery on Japanese goyu paper, included with more of Dorsey's textile art. Through September 28 at the Burrison Gallery.
Human evolution: THE FIRST 200 Million Years
Various fossils on display at the Penn Museum's ongoing exhibit Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years. Visitors have an opportunity to engage with a variety of multi-media programs, as well as view and touch more than 100 casts of fossil bones from primate and human evolutionary records.
Imaginary Gardens, Real Toads: Paintings and Prints by Kaitlin Pomerantz
A print by Kaitlin Pomerantz, included in the Imaginary Gardens, Real Toads exhibit. Through October 26 at the Brodsky Gallery, in the Kelly Writers House.
VAN PELT RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
Van Pelt at 50 includes photographs from throughout the library's history. Through February 24.
Lesley Haas, detail of "Across the Pond" (1999), handmade, courtesy of the artist. This and other paper works by Haas will be included in the Paper: A Deckled Edge exhibit. Through February 15 at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.