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Almanac - October 29, 2013 Volume 60 No. 11


Engaging Students Through
Technology sympsoium 2013
Van Pelt-Dietrich library

Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium
(above) Better Face-to-Face Time, Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium is a symposium for faculty, instructors and teaching assistants. It will be held on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See Conferences.



Dia de los muertos
penn museum

Day of the Dead Day of the Dead
(above) Penn Museum offers a Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Celebration with a distinctively Maya focus Saturday, November 3, from 1--4 pm. Visitors will view an imposing Day of the Dead Altar created just for the event, watch dancers from two local music and cultural groups, enjoy storytelling and traditional crafts and hear about Day of the Dead traditions and variations practiced around the world. See Special Events.



Music from exile: daedalus quartet
Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum

Daedalus Quartet
(above) Music from Exile, the Daedalus Quartet with Charlie Abramovic and Randy Scarlatta will be performing on Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Penn Museum's Widener Auditorium. Music from Exile, which debuts at the Penn Humanities Forum on Violence, explores the music of composers forced into various states of exile by the Third Reich. See Music.



Shirley Steele

Shirley Steele
Shirley Steele
(above) Digital Prints by Shirley Steele is on display at the Burrison Gallery through November 7. See Exhibits.



Joshua Redman Quartet
annenberg center

Joshua Redman Quartet Joshua Redman Quartet

Photos by Jay Blakesberg

(above) The Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson will be performing at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre on November 9 at 8 p.m. This tenor brings works from his newest album Walking Shadows. See Music.



Penn Women's Center turns 40
Penn Women's center

Penn Womens Center
(above) The Penn Women's Center will host a special Homecoming reception in celebration of its Ruby Anniversary. Join them for drinks, desserts and two special anniversary exhibits. PWC student leaders will showcase their groups and lead tours of the house. See Special Events.



The Neighbourhood
Harrison Auditorium, PenN MUSEum

The Neighbourhood

(above) SPEC Concerts Presents: The Neighbourhood with Special Guests: Little Daylight on Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium at the Penn Museum. See Music.



In the next room (or the Vibrator play)
Annenberg Center

In the Next Room  
In the Next Room
(above) In The Next Room (Or the Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl will be performed by the Theatre Arts Program on November 20-23 in Annenberg Center's Montgomery Theatre. The play is set in the genteel Victorian world of 1880’s New York, a world about to be changed utterly with the arrival of modern scientific, industrial, and electrical power. In the Next Room offers student actors, designers and audiences an unmatchable theatrical experience. Theatre Arts faculty member Dr. James F. Schlatter is directing the production. See On Stage.



Keigwin + Company
Annenberg Center

Keigwin and company Keigwin and company
Photos by Matthew Murphy
(above) Keigwin + Company will be performing at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre on November 21-23. Larry Keigwin's coreography is described by the New York Times as "a parcel of pure explosive energy mediated by impressive technical skills." His Philadelphia program will include Love Songs (2006), a series of duets that explore the various stages of love, set to music by Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, and the tongue-in-cheel piece Girls (2013), set to a Frank Sinatra medley. Triptych (2009) and Matress Suite (2003) will also be performed. See On Stage.



slought foundation

(above) The Slought Foundation is pleased to present Edgelands, a series of public programs and exhibitions by artist Knut Åsdam, through November 27. Knut Åsdam utilizes film, video, sound, photography and architecture to investigate the politics of space and the boundaries of subjectivity. He is centrally concerned with place and placelessness in all of its contemporary forms, as well as experimental narrative. This program with Knut Åsdam -- Mellon Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania -- features recent works, a new film and two new site-specific installations. It explores architecture and cinema at the conjunction of the personal, the paranoiac and the public. See Exhibits.



Alumni Show
Burrison Gallery

Alumni Show
(above) A collage of some of the alumni artwork that will be on display at the Burrison Gallery from November 7 through December 20. The reception will take place on November 8 from 4-7 p.m. See Exhibits.



Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience
arthur ross gallery

Auguste Rodin

Meditation (With Arms), a sculpture by Auguste Rodin. It was originally modeled for The Gates of Hell in 1880s, enlarged about 1896. The Musée Rodin cast 8 in 1979, Coubertin Foundry. The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation lent the bronze sculpture to the Arthur Ross Gallery for Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience. There will be a symposium on Auguste Rodin on November 8. This exhibit continues the 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Arthur Ross Gallery. The exhibit, which features 20 bronzes, will run through December 22. Photo courtesy of Arthur Ross Gallery. See Exhibits.



Jason Rhoades, four roads
Institute of Contemporary Art

Jason Rhoades

My Madinah: In pursuit of my ermitage..., by Jason Rhoades (2004). This piece is from Jason Rhoades, Four Roads, an exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibit will run through December 29. This photo is courtesy of the Estate of Jason Rhoades; Hauser & Wirth; David Zwirner, New York/London. See Exhibits.



Aubrie costello: Silk Grafitti
international house

Aubrie Costello
(above)Silk Graffiti is a one-of-a-kind, site-specific fiber installation. With Silk Graffiti, Aubrie intuitively responds to the environment for which the work is being created, pairing particular places with thought-provoking text to facilitate a dialogue. Aubrie often works with words of significance according to whom, what, or where she is collaborating with as inspiration for the piece itself. The exhibit will be on display through December 31. See Exhibits.



Holiday Garden Railway
Morris Arboretum

Holiday Garden Railway
(above) Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. Come and visit the Holiday Garden Railway that will be on display from November 23,2013 - January 5, 2014. See Exhibits.



Eat, Drink and dance the night away
Song and Dance from the Penn Libraries Music Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Eat, Drink, and Dance
(above) Enjoy never before heard recordings of songs and dances from the Penn Libraries sheet music collections, featuring "The Roast Beef Cantata," "Bow Wow Wow," "Oh Men What Silly Things You Are," and the "Hippopotamus Polka." The music is performed, arranged and recorded by Penn students, alumni, and staff to accompany a display of printed sheet music in honor of Penn's Year of Sound. The exhibit will be on display through January 31, 2014. See Exhibits.



Recent acquisitions
penn libraries

Recent Acquisitions

(above) Detail from “The Graces of the Bicycle,” a chromolithograph, 1880, by Currier & Ives, New York, part of a set “Cries of London Trade Cards,” in one of the display cases in the first floor Kamin Gallery at Van Pelt-Dietrich Libary. Recent Acquisitions, including materials from the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Middle Eastern Collection and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library will be on display at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center this fall. See Exhibits.


penn museum: black bodies in propaganda
Black Bodies in Propaganada

"Keep us Flying," United States, 1943. This is one of 33 posters on view in Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at the Penn Museum. The exhibition explores changing messages on race and politics through propaganda—from the American Civil War, to World War I, World War II and through to the African independence movements. In addition to the posters, the exhibition features three objects, soldier attire from Sudan, circa 1900. Additionally, interactive multimedia allows visitors to explore some of the posters' distinctive iconography, while archival military recruitment films and a related segment from PBS' "History Detectives" enrich the exhibition. This image is courtesy of the Penn Museum. Through March 2, 2014. See Exhibits.



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

History of 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. See Exhibits.



deep in the weeds
Deep in the Weeds, an exhibit on display in Morris Arboretum's Upper Gallery, features the photography of Rob Cardillo, including "Itea" (above). 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. This photo is courtesy of the Morris Arboretum. Through January 31, 2014. See Exhibits.



audobon's birds of america
This permanent exhibiti at the Van Pelt-Diectrich Library is devoted to the display of John James Audubon's 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. This photo is courtesy of the Penn Libraries. See Exhibits.



Human evolution: THE FIRST 200 Million Years

Human Evolution
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. This photo is courtesy of the Penn Museum. See Exhibits.