October 12, 2018On The Unique Powers of Zines: (Mini)nterview with Alyson del Pino
Conversation with Alyson del Pino on heartbreaking zines, the materiality of artwork, and publishing.
October 11, 2018Help us Get Out The Vote at Penn!
Penn Leads The Vote, the student-led nonpartisan voter engagement organization, is working to turn out the vote on campus. They will be putting up lawn signs and other collateral around campus in the coming weeks. WE WANT TO PUT YOUR ARTWORK ON A PENN LEADS THE VOTE LAWN SIGN!
October 4, 2018Penn Alumni Announces Penn Spectrum Weekend 2019
Penn Spectrum Weekend brings together alumni for dialogue centered on issues of cultural identity. We welcome alumni and allies from all backgrounds as well as current Penn undergraduate and graduate students. The conference focuses on issues pertinent to the Black, Latinx, Native, Asian, and LGBTQ alumni and student communities.
October 4, 2018Penn Today Features Arthur Ross Gallery’s William Kentridge Exhibition
The exhibition, “William Kentridge Universal Archive,” will be on display until Nov. 11. There will also be several related programs and events, including a concert on Oct. 16 by visiting South African jazz musicians in collaboration with Carol Muller, a Penn music professor. Students will be giving docent tours on the weekends.
October 1, 2018The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Ushered in a Robust Lineup of Programming, With Season Launch
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts kicked off its 2018-19 season, the last weekend of September, ushering in a robust lineup of programming—most of which will be new for Philadelphia audiences.
October 1, 2018Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan is Artist-in-Residence at Penn
Author Jennifer Egan, C’85, is Artist-in-Residence in the Department of English for the 2018-19 year. The Pulitzer Prize winner will work with students and faculty, as well as share her work through public events.
October 1, 2018DesignPhiladelphia’s ‘Best in Design’ Award Went to Graduates of the Integrated Product Design Program (IPD) and IPD Executive Director Sarah Rottenberg
Lia: The Flushable Pregnancy Test was first developed by Anna Couturier-Simpson (MS’14) and Bethany Edwards (MS’14) while they were students in IPD, which is a joint offering of the School of Design, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Wharton School.
October 1, 2018PennDesign Studios Tackle Disaster Recovery Planning and Design in Puerto Rico
For the past month, master’s students in the City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture programs have been collecting research around the problems facing Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the deadly 2017 hurricane season. The studios are united in their approach: Bringing long-range, systems-oriented thinking to a host of ongoing environmental, economic, infrastructural and spatial problems that were exacerbated but not caused by the hurricanes’ devastation.
October 1, 2018Monument Lab: Report to the City
What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? Last year, over 250,000 Philadelphians and visitors engaged this question in a citywide exhibition curated by Monument Lab and produced with Mural Arts Philadelphia. While the exhibition featured twenty prototype artworks, the lab teams collected over 4,500 proposals from public participants and passersby. The proposals offer a stunning, unprecedented glimpse into the historical imagination of Philadelphians. Now that the research has been transcribed, mapped, and will soon be uploaded to Open Data Philly, the Report to the City offers a reading and reflection on the immense creativity and critical energies by public participants.
September 19, 2018Philadelphia 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.