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Almanac - May 21, 2013 Volume 59 No. 33


PENN MUSEUM
Black BODIES IN PROPAGANDA

“Our Colored Heroes,” United States, 1918. Although the U.S. government used heroes like Henry Johnson in recruiting African Americans, they didn’t award him any medals for decades. This is one of 33 posters on view in Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster, a new exhibition running June 2, 2013 through March 2, 2014 at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Image courtesy of the Penn Museum.

 

AUGUSTE RODIN: FIGURES
ARTHUR ROSS GALLERY

Torso of Walking Man will be included in the Arthur Ross Gallery's upcoming exhibit of Auguste Rodin's bronze sculptures, August 17-December 22.

 

TOM BARBER
BURRISON GALLERY

An untitled acrylic painting by Tom Barber will be on display at Burrison Gallery August 17-September 27.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

Evol
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.

 

AUDOBON'S BIRDS OF AMERICA
VAN PELT-DIETRICH LIBRARY


The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce a new permanent exhibition case devoted to the display of John James Audubon's spectacular Birds of America (1827-38). Penn's double elephant folio set of the Birds was a gift of Edwin H. Vare, Jr. in 1957-59. The page opening from the volume on display will be changed on the second Wednesday of every month.