Through our website, newsletter, and alumni quarterly, 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.
Wednesday 19 FebruaryMichel Rojkind Architectural Lecture on Shared Responsibility
Michel Rojkind is the Senior Vice President of Architecture at WeWork and founding principal of Rojkind Arquitectos. In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos to explore new challenges addressing contemporary society, to design compelling experiences that go beyond mere functionality, and to connect the intricacies of each project at a deeper level. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
Wednesday 19 FebruaryArtist Talk with Penn Professor Orkan Telhan at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Artist and biological designer Orkan Telhan explores the different roles microorganisms can play for shaping the future of the human diet. This event is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Designs for Different Futures. This exhibition is a Journey through an electrifying landscape of designs that respond to the future in surprising, ingenious, and occasionally unsettling ways. From daring flights of imagination to products already on the market, the works on view explore what lies ahead for the earth and its inhabitants—through the interplay of design, art, science, and technology.
Thursday 20 FebruaryWe Are the Storm: Activist Poster Art by Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative at Fisher Fine Arts Library
Common Press is pleased to present an exhibit of activist poster art by the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative this Winter 2020. With a focus on climate justice and migration, the exhibit highlights political graphics intended to inspire action, raise awareness, and support social, environmental, and political engagement.
Thursday 20 FebruaryFutures Therapy Lab: The Designer is In
One-on-one sessions with designers offer new perspectives on your everyday life. Part of the Futures Therapy Lab, an extension of the "Designs for Different Futures" exhibition.
Friday 21 FebruaryAnnenberg Center Presents: #GLASSFEST
As the presenter that introduced Philip Glass to Philadelphia, the Annenberg Center is celebrating the career and impact of one of the nation’s most significant modern composers through #GLASSFEST. This three-week festival includes the Philadelphia premiere of Glass’ groundbreaking Music in Twelve Parts in its five-hour entirety, and the world premiere of theatrical work The White Lama by Nikki Appino, which features a score performed by Glass himself.
Friday 21 FebruaryPenn Art Collection Presents Study Center Fridays
Explore our collection: Cindy Sherman, Dürer, Betye Saar, Rauschenberg, Motherwell, Nevelson, Helmut Newton, Ruth Asawa, Matisse, Von Rydingsvard, Shirin Neshat, Eakins and many many many more... Doing research? Need inspiration? Just want to hang out with artwork? BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT for a viewing!