June 26, 2018Photographic Memory, a Collaboration Between Slought and SP2
Slought and Penn School of Social Policy & Practice have collaborated on Photographic Memory, an exhibition of archival imagery by Maurice Sorrell (1914-1998), the first Black member of the White House Photographers Association, on display at Slought from June 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018.
June 26, 2018Penn Museum Sphinx Goes Under Wraps for Conservation Starting July 9
For the first time in 105 years, the Penn Museum’s sphinx will be taken out of public view for an extended period of time. Starting on July 9, the colossal stone creature will be under wraps for an estimated four to six years while artifacts in the Egypt galleries undergo conservation and the spaces undergo a major renovation.
June 21, 2018English and Africana Studies Major Imani Davis Performed a #MeToo Movement-inspired Poem on the “Brief but Spectacular” Segment of “PBS NewsHour”
Inspired by the people who have come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, Imani Davis shares her poem "Platinum" and gives her Brief but Spectacular take on how society can overlook wrongdoing by famous artists.
June 20, 2018Penn Community Featured Prominently in The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2018 Fellowships and Project Grant Awards
David Hartt, Ken Lum, and Rachel Zolf are among 12 recipients of the 2018 Pew Fellowships. ICA, PennDesign and Penn Libraries were also awarded projects grants, and there are other Penn connections in this impressive list of projects and lauded practitioners.
June 15, 2018Assistant Professor Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s Exploration of Representations of Slavery in Children’s Literature Featured in Penn Today
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education, and an expert on children’s literature and the teaching of African-American literature, history, and culture in K-12 classrooms, has for the past decade been exploring representations of slavery in children’s literature.