Featured Events

Obama race

RACE IN THE OBAMA ERA

January 26 7:00pm

Penn’s Department of History presents “Thinking with the Past: The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture,” featuring Thomas Sugrue, the David Boies Professor of History and Sociology and director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum. Room 108, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu

Seth Williams

A PHILADELPHIA VISION

January 28 5:00pm - 8:00pm

District Attorney Seth Williams visits Penn Law to discuss the City of Philadelphia’s efforts to address crime rates and service victims, while also touching on his path to becoming district attorney and his vision for crime reduction in Philadelphia. Penn Law School. Info: www.law.upenn.edu or fssevents@law.upenn.edu.

Savoy

FULL HEARTS

January 22 (All day)

The Savoy Company of Philadelphia is the oldest amateur theater company in the world devoted to the production of operas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Penn Libraries’ exhibition, “Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy,” traces the history of the company, beginning with its founding in 1901 by Penn alumnus Alfred Reginald Allen. Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 3420 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7555 or www.library.upenn.edu. The exhibit runs through late 2016.

skating

VALENTINE'S DAY SKATE

February 14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Valentine’s Day Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Buy one admission, get one free.

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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.

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.

Jack Booth

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

June 6 7:30am - June 29 5:00pm

“Light and Landscape: Photographs by Jack Booth” features work by a landscape photographer interested in capturing the majesty of the natural world. From the rugged coastline of northern California to the wilderness of Yellowstone and cityscapes in the United States and Europe, Booth concentrates on finding the extraordinary in the everyday. Burrison Gallery in the University Club at Penn, 3611 Walnut St., 2nd floor. Info: Email universityclub@pobox.upenn.edu.

Black Bodies

RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG

June 6 10:00am - March 2 5:00pm

“Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster” presents 33 posters aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression at home. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at Penn, curates the exhibition, which features posters from his private collection. Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Merle-Smith Galleries, 1st Floor. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.

Saul Williams

SAUL WILLIAMS

June 12 8:00pm

Actor, poet, author, and musician Saul Williams burst onto the scene with his portray of Ray Joshua in Marc Levin’s flick “Slam,” which won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. A graduate of Morehouse College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he has released six albums of poetry/alternative hip-hop, the most recent of which was 2011’s “Volcanic Sunlight.” Musically, Williams has collaborated with the likes of industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails, hip-hop legend Nas, and songstress Janelle Monáe. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $25.