Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
How do objects made for universal expositions condense the world and put it on display? The World on View is the culmination of a curatorial seminar that explores this crucial aspect in the history of globalization. On June 6, Arthur Ross Gallery will give a lunchtime gallery talk about this great show.
Velocity Fund Applications Due to Temple Contemporary June 1
In 2017, The Velocity Fund was established by Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts becoming the 12th Regional Regranting Program nationwide. The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize new collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. Applications are due June 1.
The Associated Press Publishes Feature on Penn Museum’s Global Guides Program
The Associated Press published a feature on the Global Guides Program at the Penn Museum this weekend. In the article, "Rusty Baker, executive director of the non-profit advocacy group PA Museums, said programs like the Penn Museum’s Global Guides provide visitors with a richer experience and could help grow audiences." The Museum will continue to grow the Global Guides Program as it opens new galleries.
Penn Announces Its Appointment for the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries
On May 17, University of Pennsylvania Provost Wendell Pritchett announced the appointment of Constantia Constantinou as the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries, effective Aug. 1. Read Penn Today's feature to learn about Constantinou and her exciting background, including degrees in music and music theory.
The Sachs Program provides grants and other forms of strategic support for the arts at Penn. We announced our 2018 grantees on April 24, 2018, and plan to launch a new grants application cycle in Fall 2018. Our vision is that the arts at Penn are valued and embraced as a creative catalyst, driving innovation, inspiration, and action.
The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. Last week the 2018 awards were anounced. The Architecture Design prize was awarded to WEISS/MANFREDI, the firm led by Graham Chair Professor of Architecture Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi. Alumna Anne Whiston Spirn (MLA’74), a landscape architect and MIT professor, won the Design Mind prize.
Saturday May 26Global Guide Tour: Middle East Galleries
Through the Global Guides Program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by immigrants and refugees. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.
Friday June 1Mindfulness at the Museum
Join ICA for Mindfulness at the Museum: a series of drop-in sessions focused on mindfulness meditation to help us develop healthier minds and bodies, reduce stress, foster compassion, and increase our memory skills, among many other studied benefits. These free drop-in sessions are open to all. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration avilable through ICA's website.
Saturday June 2Morris Arboretum’s New Live Tour Series
Led by experienced guides, these tours will highlight a different feature of the garden on the first Saturday of each month (through December, 2018). The June tour will showcase a combination of structures, sculptures, trees and vistas.
Saturday June 2Celebration of Jamaica
The Penn Museum hosts a Celebration of Jamaica with music, dance, storytelling, and multiple opportunities to explore the Museum’s special exhibition Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston with curator Deborah Thomas.
Remembering Keith Sachs
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is deeply grateful for the vision and legacy of Keith L. Sachs, who passed away on March 5, 2018.