Beginning in 2010, the University's Arthur Ross Gallery and the Office of the Curator began a series of annual exhibitions featuring works form the University Art Collection. While many of Penn's artworks are on view in campus buildings, these exhibition present selected works in a formal gallery setting. The collection exhibitions showcase the University Collection through innovative and thoughtful installations.

9 Perspectives on a Photography Collection

November 10, 2012 - January 27, 2013

Installation photograph by Greg Tobias, 2013.

Louis Faurer (1916-2001) El Station: 53rd Street and Third Avenue, 1946. Silver gelatin print.

This exhibition mined the extensive photography holdings in the University of Pennsylvania's Art Collection. Gabriel Martinez, Senior Lecturer in Penn's School of Design, served as guest Curator. To mix things up, Martinez invited his eight photography colleagues in the Fine Arts Department, School of Design, to serve as co-curators: Michael Bryant, Nancy Davenport, Jamie Diamond, Anna Neighbor, Karen Rodewald, Sara Stolfa, Brent Wahl, and Tony Ward. The nine curators selected images by a diverse range of photographers, including Edward Steichen, Larry Clark, Helmut Newton, Mary Ellen Mark, and Gordon Matta-Clark.

Double Take: Series, Multiples and Prints

November 18, 2011 - January 15, 2012

Audrey Flack (b. 1931) Royal Flush, 1973. Dye transfer photograph.

The exhibition features 58 prints, photographs, pastels, and sculptures drawn from the University of Pennsylvania's diverse art collection. This is the second in a series of collaborative exhibitions organized by the University's Office of the Curator and the Arthur Ross Gallery. The exhibition explores issues of serialism and artistic process. The earliest works represented are Albrecht Dürer's Engraved Passion Series (1508-13) and two William Hogarth engravings from A Rake's Progress, 1735.

Naked: The University Collection Unveiled

August 28 – October 31, 2010

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Standing Nana. Marble, acrylic.

Naked: the University Collection Unveiled features paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs drawn from the University of Pennsylvania's diverse and remarkable art collection. This inaugural collaboration between the University's Office of the Curator and the Arthur Ross Gallery draws attention to the historic evolution of the nude from the 16th century to the present.