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.
Through our website and newsletter, The Sachs Program highlights events, performances, exhibitions, and other forms of public engagement on and off campus. Most of what we list is neither produced nor directly supported by The Sachs Program. Our intent is to point you to the great things happening at Penn and driven by Penn faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Penn is a destination for the arts. Happenings are what we think you should be experiencing now.
Saturday 25 AprilArthur Ross Gallery Exhibition: Re-materialize
The exhibition Re-materialize features three artists who have built their practices using materials sourced from discarded packaging, personal items, and architectural elements: Ghanaian-Nigerian artist El Anatsui, Brooklyn-based sculptor Shari Mendelson, and California-based artist Alison Saar.
Monday 5 OctoberEsra Akcan: Right-to-Heal: Architecture and Transitional Justice
Esra Akcan is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for European Studies at Cornell AAP. Akcan has authored more than 100 articles on the intertwined histories of Europe and West Asia, critical and postcolonial theory, architectural photography, migration and diasporas, translation, and contemporary architecture.
Wednesday 7 OctoberThe Cunningham Lecture: Michael Webb
Michael Webb was born in Henley-on-Thames, England, in 1937. He studied architecture intermittently at the then Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture (now the University of Westminster) between the years 1953 and 1972. A project he designed during his fourth year at the Polytechnic found its way, owing to a curious set of circumstances, into an exhibition at MoMA New York entitled "Visionary Architecture" in 1960.
Monday 2 NovemberSophie Hochhäusl: Memories of the Resistance: The Defiant Life of a Female Architect, 1938-1945
Sophie Debiasi Hochhäusl is an Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Before joining the Faculty at the Weitzman School, she was the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study at Harvard University. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.