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.
Friday 25 JuneAmerican Collectors and the British Market for Rare Books c. 1890-1939: Two Perspectives
This lecture aims to explore what American collectors thought they were doing as well as how their collecting was reported in the press, and why, despite occasional public protests, the British did nothing to try to prevent books and manuscripts going to America. The early twentieth century has been characterized as a golden age of American book collecting. Many of those books were bought in Britain, where voracious American appetites for rare books and manuscripts became a popular stereotype, often accompanied by hand-wringing about the impact on British cultural heritage.
Friday 2 JulySummer Exploration Kit, Archaeology for Beginners
Participate in summer camp fun from your own home: enjoy a free digital themed kit of activities that will allow young learners to make the most of their home environment through crafts, experiments, short videos, games, and more.
Wednesday 7 JulyBetween an Inner and Outer World: Gabriel Metsu’s Public Notary with Arthur Ross Gallery
A 12-minute talk with Lara Yeager-Crasselt the Curator of The Leiden Collection and a specialist in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art. Explores Dutch artist Gabriel Metsu’s painting of a Public Notary, an older figure leans out of a stone window ledge holding a large folio of loose paper.