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courtly treasures

COURTLY TREASURES

July 18 (All day) - November 8 (All day)

The Arthur Ross Gallery will showcase artwork from the collection of Thomas W. Evans. As the American-born dentist who served the French court of Napoleon III, Evans assembled a top collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. This exhibition offers an exclusive look at highlights from the Evans Collection for the first time in more than 30 years. The Arthur Ross Gallery, at 220 S. 34th St., is free and open to the public. Its hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and some holidays. Info: www.arthurrossgallery.org.

Barbara Kasten Stages

BARBARA KASTEN: 'STAGES'

February 4 11:00am - August 16 5:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania presents “Barbara Kasten: Stages,” the first major monographic survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. Curated in conversation with the artist and with full access to her archive, the exhibition includes approximately 80 works spanning nearly five decades of Kasten’s career. In addition, Kasten will create a new site-specific installation in the ICA galleries. The exhibition can be viewed at the ICA, 118 S. 36th St. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org or call 215-898-7108.

burrison

ART DISPLAY

June 19 (All day) - August 14 (All day)

Paintings, drawings, photography, and more created by University Club members will be displayed at the Burrison Gallery through Aug. 14. The Gallery, located in the University Club at Penn on the second floor of The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut St., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: cms.business-services.upenn.edu/universityclub.

todd

TODD RUNDGREN

August 19 8:00pm

As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist, Todd Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. The Philadelphia native will perform at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: philly.worldcafelive.com. $37-$39.

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Event Listings

"Resolved" exhibit

LET THERE BE LIGHT

August 27 9:00am - February 24 5:00pm

Type “God” into Google and you’ll get nearly 2 billion search results. God even has His (or Her) own (unverified) Twitter feed. But despite the sophisticated arguments postulated by believers and non-believers, God’s existence remains in dispute. For Penn’s 2012-13 “Year of Proof,” the Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents “Resolved? God Does Not Exist,” a small exhibition selected from the Library’s primary source collections that shows examples of individual works that attempt to prove or disprove the existence of God. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 24, 2013, is on display on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St, next to the Information Desk. For more information, call 215-898-7088 or email rbml@pobox.upenn.edu.

Lesley Hass "Paper" exhibit

PAPER TRAIL

September 4 9:00am - February 15 5:00pm

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents a show from Philadelphia native Lesley Haas, “Paper: A Deckled Edge.” The signature of Haas’ work is the use of natural fibers and pigments from various parts of the world, which blend the characteristics of the fibers with different elements of style. Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st floor, 3420 Walnut St. Info: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 15, 2013.

9 Perspectives

PENN PICS

November 9 10:00am - January 27 5:00pm

“9 Perspectives on a Photography Collection” mines the extensive photography holdings in Penn’s art collection. Gabriel Martinez, senior lecturer in PennDesign, is guest curator. Since September 2011, he and collections manager Heather Gibson have surveyed and documented every photograph in the University collection. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through Jan. 27, 2013.

HER MAJESTY’S UNIVERSITY

January 17 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Christopher McCrudden, the William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, discusses “Transnational Interactions and the Making of Constitutional Rights.” Stiteler Hall, Silverstein Forum, 208 S. 37th St. Info: 215-898-5162 or email Loraine Terrell at lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu.

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

January 17 6:15pm

Bob Brier, a senior research fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, discusses “Secret of the Great Pyramid.” The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum.

Pilobolus

JUST DANCE

January 17 7:30pm

Whether they are performing for millions at the Olympics, on television at the Academy Awards, or live on stage, Pilobolus Dance Theatre continues to amuse, innovate, and engage, with more than 40 years spent charming audiences. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $35, $45, $55, $65. Additional performances on Jan. 18-20.