PENN MUSEUM Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel
More than 300 square feet and nearly 2,000 years old, this ancient Roman floor mosaic is one of the world’s largest and best preserved. Discovered in 1996 in Lod, Israel (near Tel Aviv), the "Lod Mosaic" is often characterized as an archaeological gem.
A Legacy Inscribed: The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts, donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Penn Libraries Board members Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Schoenberg (C53, WG56), brings together many of the great scientific and philosophical traditions of the ancient and medieval worlds. Documenting the extraordinary achievements of scholars, philosophers, and scientists in Europe, Africa, and Asia, the collection illuminates the foundations of Penn's academic traditions. Often illustrated with complex diagrams and stunning imagery, these manuscripts bring to the present the intellectual legacy of the medieval past.
SLOUGHT FOUNDATION DAYS OF THE COMMUNE
The project by Zoe Beloff revisits Bertolt Brecht’s play The Days of the Commune (1871) written in response to the 1871 Paris Commune, arguably the first great modern occupation where working people took over their city and turned it into a progressive democracy of the people.
BURRISON GALLERY IN WAVES: A NEIGHBORHOOD IN TRANSITION
From April 6 through May 17, Burrison Gallery will be exhibiting “In Waves: A Neighborhood In Transition”, a new series of paintings by Daniel Wilder.
Above, a dragonfly with a wingspan of 17 feet, one of the 11 large creatures that will inhabit the grounds of the Morris Arboretum for its Big Bugs exhibit.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
(Left) From White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart: Wardell Milan's Naomi and Landscape #1, 2009, chromogenic prints from collage.
Courtesy of the artist.
Called “one of the most thrilling live performers around” by Rolling Stone, prodigious South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is truly a living legend, known for a unique musical blend of his native South African roots with the pop-jazz of the 60s.
For over a decade, this Oaxaca-born and Minnesota-raised singer has expertly dipped into traditional Mexican music and fused it with blues, jazz, soul and other Latin roots traditions while leaving audiences spellbound “with the ferocious sweep of her voice” (Boston Globe).
“This high-energy conglomerate of jazz, ballet and contemporary movement knows how to entertain—classic and sophisticated, but with a playful, modern twist” (Naples Daily News). Enjoy River North Dance Chicago’s commissioned world premiere dedicated to the life and music of Eva Cassidy, an extraordinary artist who died years before her music became cult classics. “Sexy, daring, and fluid, they light up the stage” (Dallas Morning News).
arthur ross gallery
CREATING: QUILTS OF THE LAKOTA
Unidentified Lakota Artist, Untitled, The Hertitage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, S.D.
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.
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.
DEEP IN THE WEEDS: PHOTOS BY ROB CARDILLO
Deep in the Weeds, a new exhibit on display in Morris Arboretum's Upper Gallery, features the photography of Rob Cardillo, including "Itea" (at left). Cardillo has professionally photographed plants, gardens and the people that tend them for more than 20 years. His work has appeared in Horticulture, Country Gardens, The New York Times and many other publications.
CAMBODIA: TEMPLES AND PEOPLE
"Sunrise at Angkor Wat" by Jerry Porter, from the exhibit Cambodia: Temples and People at the Burrison Gallery, now through April 5.