December 13, 2018Romantic Prints on the Move: Call for Participation
Students, apply to participate in Romantic Prints on the Move: a conference to be held at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in Van Pelt Library and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on February 1-2, 2019. The conference includes two focused study sessions with 10 slots reserved for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Applications from all fields are encouraged. The deadline is December 21, 2018! Accepted students will receive a small stipend of $250.
December 4, 2018This Year’s Spiegel-Wilks Curatorial Seminar has Taken Students Inside the World of the Barnes Foundation
"Ars moriendi: Life and death in early photography,” is designed to introduce students to the history of photography—focusing on the 1800s—while offering them access to the Barnes Foundation’s curatorial, operational, and administrative team.
November 30, 2018Citizen Salon Exhibition Opening At The Arthur Ross Gallery
The Citizen Salon exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery (housed within the Fisher Fine Arts Library) will open on December 1st, featuring works of art chosen by members of the university and local community during a voting period that ran from May to September.
November 29, 2018At the ICA Philadelphia, Visitors Seek the Insights of a Beloved Security Guard
Linda Harris represents the position that you don’t need to know everything about a work of art to comment on what it’s doing or how it makes you feel.
November 8, 2018SP2 and Slought Launch Social Justice & Arts Integration Initiative
This Initiative makes the bold claim that the arts are an indispensable means and method of imagining justice and making democracy. Through public programming and educational opportunities, the Initiative aims to harness the power of university and community collaboration and elevate stories and histories of the struggle for justice in Philadelphia and beyond.
November 8, 2018Robert Drake’s Super Sounds of the ’80s at the ICA
Brandon Baker of Penn Today interviewed XPN DJ Robert Drake ahead of Paint the Dancefloor at the ICA, which he'll be DJing this Friday, November 9. The gathering follows a panel at the Arthur Ross Gallery that marks the 10th anniversary of Arts at Homecoming, and is co-organized by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, PennDesign, and the Institute of Contemporary Art.
October 26, 2018ICA Announces the Appointment of Stephanie Garcia as the 2018-2019 Van Doren Fellow
ICA announced the appointment of Stephanie Garcia as the 2018-2019 Van Doren Fellow. The Van Doren Fellow works within both the ICA and the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania to implement collaborative interdisciplinary projects for students between the two organizations as well as on new initiatives to increase student […]
October 25, 2018Rachel Zolf Offers New Community Writing Course
Community Writing combines theory with practice: students will first study critical and creative writing pedagogy, and then visit a range of Philadelphia communities to write creatively together and form new kinds of community through writing. Students will have the opportunity to work and write with community members from Sayre High School, the FreeWrite Prison Writing […]
October 25, 2018Kelly Writers House Announces the Clearman Cottage Writers Residency
Buzz Bissinger and Lisa Smith, in collaboration with the Kelly Writers House, are sponsoring a writer’s residency at their guest cottage on the Long Beach Peninsula in the southwest corner of Washington State. Recipients of the Clearman Cottage Residency will reside at a fully appointed cottage on magnificent Willapa Bay, minutes from the Pacific Ocean. The residency […]
October 24, 2018Spring 2019 Course Spotlight
The spring 2019 courses Intro to Creative Writing: Writing and Performance, Walt Whitman and the People's Press, and Creative Writing and World: Community Writing will be taught and organized by Sachs Program grant recipients.