PHILADELPHIA — “Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Sept. 13, is an exhibit of 30 master prints dating from the early 20th century to the present that features various methods of printmaking, including aquatint, etching, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, screenprint and woodblock.
The earliest work in the collection is Edward Hopper’s etching “The Locomotive, 1923” and the most recent, “Stump, 2000,” is a woodcut by the late Neil Welliver, a Penn professor emeritus.
PHILADELPHIA –- The Penn Cultural Heritage Center, dedicated to expanding scholarly and public awareness, discussion and debate about complex issues surrounding the world’s endangered cultural heritage, has been established at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve on the ServiceNation Summit Leadership Council, joining a group of influential individuals from diverse sectors of American life, including media, business, government, education, entertainment and philanthropy who endorse a comprehensive new proposal for enhancing service opportunities across the country.
PHILADELPHIA –- “Rasputin,” an opera in two acts with music and libretto by Jay Reise, professor of music composition at the University of Pennsylvania, will have its Russian premiere Oct. 1-5 at the Helikon Opera in Moscow.
The Penn Top 10
The faculty and staff of Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania have taken literary stock of their favorite books and chosen 10 for a 2008 summer reading list of oldies and newer selections. In alphabetical order they are:
1. “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara” by Ben Fountain (2007)
2. “Fathers Playing Catch with Sons: Essays on Sport” by Donald Hall (1984)
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will spotlight Turkey in Turkish Delight! from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 3.
PHILADELPHIA – Michael Leja, professor of art history in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences and Don Mitchell, a visiting scholar in residence in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.