Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
On May 2nd, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation will announce its 2019 Grants Awards and celebrate the arts with food, drink, and music at the Penn LGBT Center’s historic 1875 Carriage House. This event is free and open to all!
April 18, 2019
Three from Penn elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen of the Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences, Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine, and Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Perry World House join a group recognized for their world-class leadership and expertise. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world.
April 12, 2019
Four Penn faculty receive Guggenheim fellowships
Four University of Pennsylvania faculty members have received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. For literary criticism: Jed Esty, the Vartan Gregorian Professor of English and chair of the English Department in the School of Arts and Sciences. For fine arts: Michelle Lopez, assistant professor of fine arts in Penn’s Weitzman School of Design. For fiction: Carmen Maria Machado, a writer-in-residence through the English Department’s Creative Writing Program. For anthropology and cultural studies: Adriana Petryna, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences.
April 12, 2019
The Creative Writing Program announces their 2019 contest winners
Penn's Creative Writing Program has announced the results of this year's Penn Creative Writing prizes in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, and scriptwriting. Prizes included the William Carlos Williams Prize, from the Academy of American Poets, awarded to the best original poetry by a graduate student, and the College Alumni Society Poetry Prize, awarded to the best original poetry by an undergraduate student. Eight prizes were awarded in total.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation will announce its 2019 Grants Awards on Thursday, May 2nd at the Penn LGBT Center. Please join us in honoring the recipients and celebrating the arts at Penn. Our annual grants process will reopen in the fall of 2019. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
The Sachs Program’s grantmaking supports innovative arts activities throughout the Penn community, providing funding to Penn faculty, staff, students, departments, programs, and centers. Our vision is that the arts at Penn are valued and embraced as a creative catalyst, driving innovation, inspiration, and action.
Thursday April 25Marathon Reading of The Odyssey
Each year, the Hub at the Kelly Writers House selects a book to read aloud, straight through from beginning to end. This year's book will be Emily Wilson's recent translation of The Odyssey. The celebration will include extravagant decorations, food, and props all derived from the text.
Thursday April 25The WALK launches the ETHEREAL Issue with performance by Audrey
To celebrate the launch of The ETHEREAL Issue, The WALK is bringing rising pop star Audrey to campus for a FREE live performance at the CASTLE. Audrey is changing the pop game, and you don't want to miss the chance to see her at the Launch Party of the semester. Doors open at 7:30pm. Concert starts at 8pm.
Friday April 26Disney A Cappella Presents: Disney Noir
Come watch Disney A Cappella sing their hearts out at their spring show on Friday, 4/26 at 5:30pm and Saturday, 4/27 at 5:30pm in Houston Hall Class of '49 Auditorium.
Friday April 26ICA presents Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts
On April 26th, ICA opens Quotidian Pasts, the second chapter in the three-part exhibition series Colored People Time. Quotidian Pasts reconsiders the trafficking of blackness through the colonial practices of collecting, commodifying, and exhibiting people and objects from the African continent. This exhibition, produced in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, turns its lens toward early-twentieth-century anthropological displays. Quotidian Pasts runs through August 11th.
On April 26, 2019, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) will present the first US solo museum exhibition of Jamaican artist Deborah Anzinger. An Unlikely Birth brings together sculpture, video, painting, and installation, combining both synthetic and living materials, to consider geographical, ecological, and spatial paradigms. Deborah Anzinger: An Unlikely Birth runs through August 11th.