Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
Two enormous pieces of public art, standing for decades outside the west entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art overlooking the Fairmount Water Works, will be relocated beginning July 15 to new sites on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The move of the well-known works — Louise Nevelson’s Atmosphere and Environment XII and Jacob Epstein’s Social Consciousness — is prompted by the museum’s ongoing construction work.
- July 15, 2019 Franks O’Hara: Queer Poetry Reading
July 15, 2019
Single Tickets Now on Sale for Annenberg 19/20 Season
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has opened up sales of single tickets for its 19/20 Season! Some shows will sell out so buy early to ensure you don't miss the artists you most want to see.
July 8, 2019
Kelly Writers House Chairs: More than Just a Place to Sit
Even the chairs at the Kelly Writers House have stories to tell. The mismatched wooden seats came from the community, intentionally given to become part of Writers House everyday history.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation announced its 2019 Grant Awards at a celebration on Thursday, May 2nd at the Penn LGBT Center. 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.
Wednesday July 17Artist Talk at ICA: Unmeasured Presents by Orkan Telhan
Orkan Telhan is an artist who studied at University of Buffalo with Tony Conrad between 2003-2005. He documented some of the earliest “digital” images of Tony Conrad’s work through a series of conversations and site-visits during this period. In this lecture-performance in conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, the artist will reflect on a series of ideas rooted in Conrad’s work using personal footage and works by other artists who studied with Tony Conrad. The event will begin at 6:30 PM.
Thursday July 18The PLOT Project with Rebecca Kamen at the Franklin Institute
In a quest to discover new understandings about our relationship to the moon, the PLOT project bridges art and science by collectively weaving historical narratives celebrating exploration and the process of discovery. Rebecca Kamen will discuss the process of the project and lead a viewing of the PLOT video created for an art exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Landing. The screening and discussion will take place at the Franklin Theater at 8 pm.
Friday July 19Mindfulness at the Museum
Mindfulness at the Museum is a series of drop-in guided meditation sessions facilitated by skilled holistic practitioners. The ICA hosts Mindfulness at the Museum most Fridays throughout the year, from noon to 1 PM. Each session begins with a brief description of how the interaction will unfold. From there, you are led into either walking or seated mediation for approximately 20 – 30 minutes, as you collectively engage with mindfulness in silence with fellow participants. The session wraps-up with a moment of reflection, providing you with an opportunity to learn more about the individuals you’ve taken this journey with, and how your collective experiences relate to art.
Saturday July 20Dave Alvin at World Cafe Live
Dave Alvin will be in concert with special guests Greg Leisz and Christy McWilson, celebrating the the 25th anniversary of King of California. Recorded in Los Angeles the day after the historic 1994 Northridge earthquake and produced by Greg Leisz, King of California had its genesis in the album’s title track, a readymade folk ballad, written for Alvin's mother, in which an aspiring suitor heads west to make his fortune in the wild, still-young Golden State. “’King of California’ is when I decided I would let the song tell me what it sounds like,” says Alvin. “Ever since then, that’s been my rule.”
The XPoNential Music Festival, hosted by Penn's award-winning public radio station, WXPN 88.5FM, features three stages, 30+ performers, and an eclectic line-up of established and up-and-coming artists. WXPN is proud to celebrate over 25 years of bringing the XPN community and true music fans together for a 3-day, family-friendly experience along the Delaware River waterfront. This year's headliners are Hozier, Blondie, and Elvis Costello & the Imposters!