Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
Jacob Rivkin, the 2018 Mellon Artist-in-Residence in the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH), has spent the last year combing the digital archives and collections of a variety of institutions, identifying photographs, etchings, and drawings related to the Schuylkill. In “Floating Archives,” Rivkin, also a lecturer in the Fine Arts Department in Penn’s School of Design, will project his animations onto a screen suspended between two canoes and paddled up the river.
Philadelphia Magazine Writes about Mindfulness at the Museum at ICA
In their Be Well Philly section, Philadelphia Magazine poses the question: "can you imagine a more peaceful experience than the combination of art AND meditation?". No, we can't. Mindfulness at the Museum takes places every Friday, from noon-1pm. Bailey King of Philly Mag is a fan and we think you'll be one too, once you try it.
Washington Post Writes Article on Alum John Legend’s EGOT Status
With Emmy win, John Legend achieves status worthy of his last name. He joins only 14 others who have received the quadruple crown, a distinguished list that includes Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and composer Richard Rodgers (the first to have received all four). With his EGOT, he became the second African American member after Whoopi Goldberg.
34th Street Magazine Features Ken Lum, Chair of Graduate Fine Arts
He was the co–curator of Monument Lab. He’s an Officer in the Order of Canada. He has exhibited from one end of the world to another, crossing Sydney, Sāo Paolo, Shanghai, and so much more. This is Professor Ken Lum: Professor and Chair of the Fine Arts department, artist, curator, and educator.
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 mid-September. Our vision is that the arts at Penn are valued and embraced as a creative catalyst, driving innovation, inspiration, and action.
Monday September 24LIVE at the Writers House featuring Mona Washington
Please join us for a recording of our collaboration with WXPN, LIVE at the WRITERS HOUSE on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 PM. This month’s episode will feature a live staging of MONA WASHINGTON’s “The Rider,” along with musical guest KAYIN ALBRIGHT. Hosted by ALLI KATZ, this is LIVE’s first ever radio play, and we hope to see you there.
Monday September 24Rebecca Soffer of Modern Loss: A Conversation
When tragedy strikes in our lives, when loss happens, where do we go with our messy feelings, our tears, hopes, and our laughter? The blog and forum MODERN LOSS and the book that grew from it, MODERN LOSS: CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT GRIEF, co-founded and co-authored by REBECCA SOFFER, seeks to be the supportive club “you never wanted to join.” Hosted by Jamie-Lee Josselyn, creator of the Dead Parents Society podcast and event series, the event will be an open and frank conversation about what it means to lose someone.
Wednesday September 26Kevin Young | Acts, Facts, and Artifacts: The Stuff of Black Culture
The Wolf Humanities Center's 2018-2019 Forum on Stuff opens with Kevin Young, award-winning poet, Poetry Editor of the New Yorker, author of the bestselling Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News, and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Dr. Young will read a piece of his recent work and then join Prof. Herman Beavers of Penn’s English and Africana Studies departments for an in-depth conversation about the varied material forms of African American culture and the challenges of preserving them.
Wednesday September 26ICA Free For All
FREE FOR ALL is ICA’s biannual event for the public to view our exhibitions, witness special performances, and enjoy free food and drinks. Join Farid Abdul Bari-Barron, keyboardist of the SUN RA ARKESTRA, along with his quartet the SUNSHIP, for a special musical performance. Experience experimental music workshops with mini Moog synthesizers and create your own ambient soundscapes.
Friday September 28Mindfulness 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.
The Penn Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS) presents The Other 9/11 – Memories: Geography of a Decade, Chile 1973-1983 by art collection owners and curators Gustavo Cag-Artigas and Dr. Priscilla Gac-Artigas. Commemorating the 45th anniversary of the 1973 Chilean coup, The Other 9/11 is an exhibit of over 100 pieces of artwork and photos that capture with vivid imagery, exquisite detail and artistic expression of the intensity, terror, suffering and diversity of experiences during and after the September 11th military coup. Join us on September 11 from 6 PM - 8 PM for an opening night reception with the collection owners and curators! Support for this event has been provided by the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. The exhibit will be on view through October 18, 2018.