Supporting and Promoting the Arts at the University of Pennsylvania
On March 6, hardly a week before the pandemic lockdown began, close to a hundred people packed into the Jazz Gallery in New York City to hear a new sextet led by the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. The Newark native has long been lauded for his brilliant abstractions. Lately he’s writing about something more concrete. The death of the great jazz pianist McCoy Tyner was announced that day, and as we waited for the band to go on, his 1967 album, “The Real McCoy."
- January 12, 2021 Penn Student Writes Near Perfect YA Novel with Her Sister, “One of The Good Ones”
- January 12, 2021 The Art of Translation
- December 23, 2020 Associate Professor of Television and New Media Studies, Rahul Mukherjee Reflects on Digital Life
- December 23, 2020 Penn Museum Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant
- December 23, 2020 Richard Griscom Reflects on His Career at Penn
The University of Pennsylvania has recently released a set of guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, which include restrictions on events and campus access, and the temporary closure of Penn’s arts centers. The Sachs Program will do its best to update our website to reflect any resultant cancellations. We also encourage you to visit the host sites for all events to confirm details. Ongoing events, such as exhibitions, will remain listed on our site for the time being.
The Sachs Program’s grantmaking supports innovative arts activities throughout the Penn community, providing funding to Penn faculty, staff, students, departments, programs, and centers. Our vision is that the arts at Penn are valued and embraced as a creative catalyst, driving innovation, inspiration, and action.
Wednesday January 27
Wednesday January 27
Thursday January 28
Wednesday February 10
Sunday February 14
Wolf Humanities presents a live online event, that explores how and why freedom and choice in art and literature is generative for them, as well as their own aesthetic choices in an era of renewed attention to various forms of inequality and privilege. Cosponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Comparative Literature.
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation’s 2019 SHIP Intern, Tias Volker (C ’21), developed a map that highlights arts resources and centers across Penn’s campus. While not every resource could be included, The Sachs Program encourages you to use this map to explore the breadth of arts offerings at Penn.