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.
Friday 17 JanuaryArthur Ross Gallery: Frankenthaler on Paper 1970-1990
Renowned for her soak-stain abstract paintings, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) played a seminal role in both Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting. With a career spanning six decades, she is considered one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. This exhibition, Frankenthaler: On Paper, presents ten unique paintings on paper and fourteen prints that date from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Friday 17 JanuaryPenn 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!
Friday 17 JanuaryMusic in the Pavilion with Jasper String Quartet and Friends
The Jasper String Quartet is a professional string quartet based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2004 while its members were in school at Oberlin Conservatory, the quartet completed string quartet master's programs at Rice University (2006-2008) and Yale University (2008-2010). Their songs are hailed as "sonically delightful and expressively compelling."
Friday 17 January‘We Shall Overcome’ A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Damien Sneed and Talented Band
Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, We Shall Overcome features repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders. Led by the talented Damien Sneed, this performance weaves spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches with a musical lineage of gospel, jazz, classical and Broadway to reinvigorate and inspire future generations at the Zellerbach Theatre.
Saturday 18 JanuaryYoung Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sports & Wellness Event
This event will feature sports, wellness and service activities in celebration and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. ALL YQCA Lacrosse & Track students in 4th-8th grade from Comegys, Mitchell, Lea and Hamilton Schools are invited. The mission of Penn's Martin Luther King Symposium is to honor Dr. King and the principles he espoused through learning, service, and community engagement.
Saturday 18 JanuaryCulturefest: Lunar New Year at the Penn Museum
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, popularly celebrated in many Asian communities, the Penn Museum hosts a day of festivities that includes a Year of the Rat mask-making station, dance performances, taiko drum performances, a Tai Chi demonstration, an artifact talk, and much more. Presented by our partner Asian Arts Initiative.