January 2, 2019Seminar Co-taught by Herman Beavers and Suzana Berger is Bridging the Gap Between Penn students and the West Philly Community
What began eight years ago as a class to introduce August Wilson to Penn freshman has grown to also include older Philadelphians and students from William L. Sayre High School that wraps each semester with a performance of dramatic monologues by both class members and professional actors. The “Community Monologues,” which were performed in December, were written by students and inspired by the words of West Philadelphia residents and the works of Wilson.
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.