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.
Thursday 15 AprilProfessional Development and Career Virtual Event on Exhibiting Your Work
Gee Wesley, Nicole Pollard, and Robert Dimin, share information regarding gallery representation, curatorial relationships, self-organized exhibition making, publishing, and online publicity and presence.
Thursday 15 AprilKeyon Harrold With Laurin Talese & Special Guests
Keyon Harrold is a sought-after artist who’s featured on over 100 albums and worked with artists from Beyoncé and Common to Gregory Porter and Robert Glasper. His music is sweeping and cinematic, drawing on elements of jazz, classical, rock, blues and hip-hop.
Friday 16 AprilProfessor of Social Ethics Mahzarin Banaji – Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
Mahzarin Banaji and her colleague coined the term “implicit bias” in the mid-1990s to refer to behavior that occurs without conscious awareness. Today, Professor Banaji is Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous awards for her scientific contributions.
Friday 16 AprilArthur Ross Gallery – An Inner World Opening Celebration
Conversation with co-curators Heather Moqtaderi and Lara Yeager-Crasselt.
Friday 16 AprilPenn Museum Hosts an Artist and Curator Talk with X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell and Lucy Fowler Williams
Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, is now on view at the Penn Museum. There are four main themes explored in the exhibition: Local Nations, Sacred Places, Continuing Celebrations, and New Initiatives. Register to participate in a special unveiling of artist X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell’s newest work for Native American Voices, followed by a discussion with Lucy Fowler Williams, Associate Curator and Jeremy A. Sabloff Senior Keeper, American Section, about the importance of highlighting contemporary Indigenous voices in archaeological exhibitions.
Monday 19 AprilHanif Abdurraqib: Reading and Conversation
Co-sponsored by: the Excelano Project. Introduced by Erin O’Malley. Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His latest book is A Little Devil In America, releasing in March 2021. He is the author of 2016 poetry collection The Crown Ain't Worth Much (published as Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib), the 2017 essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, the 2019 non-fiction book, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes on A Tribe Called Quest on the American hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, and the 2019 poetry collection A Fortune for Your Disaster.