Arts & Humanities


Rembrandt Chose Jewish Models to Depict a More Realistic Jesus

August 30, 2011

Larry Silver of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for co-authoring a catalog essay about Rembrandt.

Article Source: Jewish Daily Forward
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | | (215) 898-4045August 26, 2011

Year-Long 'Imagine Africa' Public Project Begins Sept. 18 at Penn Museum

PHILADELPHIA, PA—How do you imagine Africa? Do you see it as the home of powerful nations? Do you think of intricately carved masks or fine art? Maybe you're interested in the peoples living in Africa today.

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum, a twelve-month project investigating community perspectives, launches Sunday, September 18.

9/11 Exhibit in Philly Shows Recovered WTC Objects

August 21, 2011

Jean Byrne of Penn Museum discusses an exhibit commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Art: University of Pennsylvania Exhibition Features American Art From Warner Collection

August 21, 2011

The Arthur Ross Gallery is highlighted for hosting the “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art.”

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Audio: Extremely Stylish: The Zoot Suit

August 18, 2011

Kathy Peiss of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her latest book and popularity of the zoot suit.

Article Source: WNYC Radio (New York)

‘I Yield My Time to the Gentleman From Stratford-Upon-Avon’

August 12, 2011

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for his approach to poetry.

Article Source: New York Times Magazine

Why Mubarak’s Trial Could Mean the End of Egypt’s Youth Revolution

August 5, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences authors a piece on Hosni Mubarak’s trial and the impact on the Egyptian revolution.

Article Source: New Republic

Theater Talkback: Is It Fair to Jeer?

August 4, 2011

David Fox of the School of Arts and Sciences authors a piece on the idea of booing at the opera.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Darien Sutton | | (215) 898-4045August 3, 2011

Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11

Penn Museum Presents Memorial Display and Related Programming

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820July 22, 2011

Penn Study Examines Safe Access to Clean Water in Low-Income Countries

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has teamed up with Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, along with the Penn School of Nursing, to study water fetching and the need for access to clean water in developing nations.