Arts & Humanities


This Library Speaks Volumes

November 14, 2009
The Fisher Fine Arts Library, “one of the great creations of 19th-century American culture,” is profiled.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 13, 2009

James DePreist, Symphony Conductor and Penn Alumnus, Receives University’s Inaugural Creative Spirit Award

PHILADELPHIA –- Internationally acclaimed maestro James A. DePreist received the University of Pennsylvania’s first Creative Spirit Award in recognition of his artistic leadership and life-long commitment to the arts.

The award, a highlight of Penn’s yearlong celebration of Arts and the City Year, was presented during ceremonies at the 75th Alumni Award of Merit gala, an annual event that recognizes outstanding Penn alumni volunteerism.

Video: Jacob Lawrence and the Urban Experience

November 11, 2009
Arthur Ross Gallery’s “Jacob Lawrence and the Urban Experience” exhibit is highlighted.
Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Radio Coverage: Debate Over Ancient Artifacts Reaches Penn

November 3, 2009
Penn Museum plays host to a forum debating ownership of archeological findings.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Celebrating the Memoir -- Fiction's Day Is Done?

November 3, 2009
Kathryn Watterson of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the art of the memoir.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

'Adam' Premiere Lifts CSO Beyond Routine

October 31, 2009
James Primosch of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his work on "Songs for Adam," an original opera.
Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Audio: “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane”

October 29, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses a Philadelphia child-abuse case.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

10 Great Places to Embody Halloween Spirit

October 29, 2009
Penn Museum’s "The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science" exhibit is cited as a great Halloween fair.
Article Source: USA Today

Hitting the Road With the Bard

October 27, 2009
Cary Mazer of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of acting troupes.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Turning Surveys Into Reforms

October 26, 2009
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education discusses higher-education survey results.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed