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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

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.

WINTER WELLNESS WALKS

December 14 10:30am - March 29 11:30am

Led by an experienced volunteer guide, Winter Wellness Walks stick to the paved paths to get your heart rate up. Morris Arboretum. Walks occur weekly on Saturdays through March 29, 2014. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.upenn.edu/arboretum.

William H. Johnson

AN AMERICAN MODERN

January 18 12:00pm - March 23 5:00pm

An essential figure in modern American art, William H. Johnson was skilled in various media and techniques. “William H. Johnson: An American Modern,” a new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, will feature rare paintings by Johnson. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends, noon to 5 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: www.upenn.edu/ARG. 

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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

VIOLENCE IN ART

February 21 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Penn Humanities Forum hosts artist Kara Walker for the R. Jean Brownlee Lecture in Women’s Studies to discuss violence in contemporary art. Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. www.phf.upenn.edu.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

February 21 7:00pm

Penn vs. Harvard. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.