Through our website, newsletter, and alumni quarterly, The Sachs Program highlights events, performances, exhibitions, and other forms of public engagement on and off campus. Most of what we list is neither produced nor directly supported by The Sachs Program. Our intent is to point you to the great things happening at Penn and driven by Penn faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Penn is a destination for the arts. Happenings are what we think you should be experiencing now.
Saturday 18 AugustGlobal Guide Tour: Middle East Galleries
Through the Global Guides Program, Penn 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.
Wednesday 22 AugustLate Night at Morris Arboretum
Every Wednesday through the end of August, Morris Arboretum will remain open until 8pm. Enjoy the garden in the cooler evening hours with music provided by chirping crickets and lighting by fireflies.
Friday 24 AugustMindfulness 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.
Friday 24 AugustFree at Noon
Every Friday at noon, WXPN brings live music to the air with the Free At Noon Concert series at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Saturday 25 AugustWilliam Kentridge: Universal Archive
William Kentridge: Universal Archive presents a series of 79 linocut images printed onto pages from dictionaries and encyclopedias. The traveling exhibition is organized by the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, and is curated at the Arthur Ross Gallery by Lynn Marsden-Atlass. Related programs will include screenings of videos and short films by the artist. The exhibition opens to the public on August 25. An opening reception will take place September 7.