Arts & Humanities


Martin Luther King Jr. and Silence

January 16, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education advocates speaking out about issues without fear.

D.C. Area and Dixie Drifting Farther and Farther Apart

January 16, 2011

Sharon Ash of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Migration patterns are changing things everywhere” in the South.

Article Source: Washington Post

Kahn Collaborator Tyng Gets Her Due in Institute of Contemporary Art Exhibit

January 14, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Art is featured for the new exhibit “Inhabiting Geometry.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘N-Word’ Has Become an Indelible Part of the American Lexicon

January 10, 2011

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses a version of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” that replaces a racial slur with “slave.”

Article Source: USA Today

Cave Drops Hints to Earliest Glass of Red

January 11, 2011

Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum discusses “the earliest winemaking facility that’s ever been found.”

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820January 10, 2011

”Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 22. 

Featuring 30 prints, drawings, photographs and paintings, this traveling exhibition organized by the Smith College Museum of Art offers a glimpse into the post-Cultural Revolution era in China, following Mao Zedong’s death.  It was the time when Chinese artists began to shrug off the restrictions established under Maoist Communism (1949-1979) and reclaim their individuality.

Deadly Images

January 6, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about her new book, About To Die: How News Images Move the Public.

Article Source: Slate

Erasing the N-Word in Huck Finn Erases History

January 6, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on a new version of the novel that omits the racial slur.

Cooking Up Change at the Charles R. Drew Public School

January 6, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice shares his perspective on removing the word from future reprints of the historic novel.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Videos Clear Up the Often-Mangled ‘Phulluhphya’ Accent

January 5, 2011

William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences, author of the Atlas of North American English, remarks on the videomaker’s Philadelphia dialect sound changes.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News