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Almanac - April 30, 2013 Volume 59 No. 31


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.

 

 

BURRISON GALLERY
JACK BOOTH

From May 18 through June 28, Burrison Gallery will be exhibiting Jack Booth's landscape photography.

 

 

 

MORRIS ARBORETUM
BIG BUGS

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.

 

 

MORRIS ARBORETUM
GARDEN RAILWAY

 

 

 

 

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.

(Right) Image: Karla Black, Installation view, Scotland + Venice 2011, Curated by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 54th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina), Photo: © Gautier Deblonde, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain Cologne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

carol ware lobby, fagin hall
the history of nursing as seen through the lens of art

Nursing
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

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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.

 

MORRIS ARBORETUM
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.