Featured Events

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CAPTURING SKYLINES

April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

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ADDICTION INCORPORATED

April 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Institute for Urban Research for the final event in a four-part film series on urban planning and public health featuring a screening of “Addiction Incorporated,” a documentary about whistleblower Victor DeNoble, the research scientist at a major tobacco company who proved that cigarettes are addictive. Room B3, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th St. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu. 

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ROXANE GAY

April 21 6:00pm

Kelly Writers House welcomes Roxane Gay, a writer and editor whose work has appeared in “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” Salon, Oxford American, NOON, American Short Fiction, Indiana Review, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.upenn.edu.

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ICA AT 50

February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

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Event Listings

White

CONTEMPORARY HEART

February 21 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” features the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

The Bullfighter

THE BULLFIGHTER

April 19 10:00am - July 28 12:00am

“La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya, Picasso and the Bullfight” features 70 exceptional prints by Antonio Carnicero (1748-1814), Francisco Goya (1746-1828), and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). This exhibition reveals founder Arthur Ross’ passion for master prints and honors his vision for a university gallery that presents exhibitions of art and artifacts from around the world. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through July 28.

Waves

MAKING WAVES

April 30 7:30am - May 17 5:00pm

View Daniel Wilder’s series of paintings, “In Waves: A Neighborhood In Transition.” Wilder, a professional artist and pioneer of multi-sensory art/media since the early 1990s, is also presenting his “The Manifesto Concerning Das (dimension and space).” Burrison Gallery in the University Club at Penn, 3611 Walnut St., 2nd floor. Info: Email Ilene Wilder at ilenee@upenn.edu. Exhibit on display through May 17.

Karen Black

BY BLACK

April 30 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“Karla Black” showcases the work by an artist who constructs large-scale, site-specific sculptures using amorphous yet everyday materials—from dirt, chalk, and dough, to the powders, sprays, and gooey substances we use to coat our bodies. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org. Exhibit on display through July 28.

She May

TO EACH HER OWN

April 30 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“Each One As She May: Ligon, Reich, and De Keersmaeker” features the work of conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, musician Steve Reich, and dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The exhibition was organized by Penn students in the Spiegel Contemporary Art Freshman Seminar, and is a collaboration between the ICA and Penn’s Department of the History of Art. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org. Exhibit on display through July 28.

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MONEY TALKS

May 11 9:00am - 10:15am

Jeremy Siegel, the Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance in the Wharton School, discusses “The Future for Investors.” Siegel examines the valuation of the current market, the most promising asset classes, the connection between growth and return, the Age Wave, and international investing. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7811 or email reunion@ben.dev.upenn.edu. Event is part of Alumni Weekend.

Otto

TRAINING CATS AND DOGS

May 11 10:00am - 11:30am

Cindy Otto, executive director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, and Carlo Siracusa, a lecturer in behavioral medicine at the Penn School of Veterinary Medicine, discuss “Training and Behavior Tips for Pets” for the Animal Lovers Lecture Series. Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Ave. Info: 215-898-1480 or www.vet.upenn.edu.

Amy Gutmann

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY

May 11 10:30am - 11:15am

Penn President Amy Gutmann delivers her annual State of the University report. There will be an opportunity for questions. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St., Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, G06. Info: 215-898-7811 or email reunion@ben.dev.upenn.edu. Event is part of Alumni Weekend. Seating is limited; simulcast will be available for overflow crowd. Advance registration requested.

Susan

YES WORRIES

May 11 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Penn alumna Susan Orlins (C’67) discusses her memoir, “Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others.” An award-winning journalist, Orlins began chronicling her worries in 2009 on her blog, “Confessions of a Worrywart.” Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.edu/bookstore. Event is part of Alumni Weekend.

Marci

ACT II

May 11 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Penn alumna Marci Alboher returns to campus to celebrate her 25th reunion and discuss her book, “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.” Alboher is a vice president of Encore.org, a nonprofit organization making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.edu/bookstore. Event is part of Alumni Weekend.

Source Family

THE SOURCE FAMILY

May 11 9:00pm

The documentary “The Source Family,” directed by Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos, provides an intimate view of The Source Family, a radical experiment in 1970s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities. International House, 3701 Chestnut. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org. $9 general admission; $7 students and seniors; free for International House Philadelphia members.