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.
Thursday 23 JanuaryA Conversation with Sophia Lewis at the Arts Cafe
SOPHIE LEWIS is a writer, occasional translator and part-time faculty member at the Philadelphia branch of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Sophie's interdisciplinary work tends to blend feminist theory and cultural criticism, interrogating work, nature, and reproduction in a queer utopian mode.
Thursday 23 JanuaryBrodsky Gallery Opening
The Brodsky Gallery is an art gallery integrated with the ground floor of the Writers House, featuring four - six exhibits per year, curated by students and other community members. Exhibiting a diverse array of art media, artistic practice, and cross-disciplinary programming, the Brodsky Gallery at KWH seeks to engage Penn students and the broader Philadelphia community with the interrelationships between literary and visual arts.
Friday 24 JanuaryICA Exhibition: Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves
The ICA presents a solo exhibition of large-scale sculptures by Philadelphia-based artist Karyn Olivier. Everything That’s Alive Moves offers the rare opportunity to examine the recent trajectories of Olivier’s investigation into scale, public memory, and their relation to issues of inclusivity and acceptance. A new obelisk sculpture, a fully-functioning carousel for one rider, a large car made entirely of repurposed shoes —gathered for export to poor countries—and a brick wall built using discarded clothing as mortar, are among the works selected to be reimagined and constructed on-site at the ICA.
Friday 24 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 24 JanuaryThe Wharton Baker Retailing Center Ideathon
The Baker Retailing Center is proud to announce their first-ever Ideathon! In 24hrs you will form teams, work together to ideate solutions to the presenting brands challenges, pitch your solution and win CASH PRIZES. Join forces with the industry's leading startups, tech companies, entrepreneurs & thought leaders to share your vision and ideas. We welcome all students, all majors, undergraduate and graduate. Registration Deadline 11/30!!!
Friday 24 JanuaryThe Zama Zama Project: An Installation by Rosalind Morris About the World of Informal Mining in the Abandoned Gold Mines of South Africa
Slought and SP2 Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce "The Zama Zama Project," a multi-format installation about the world of informal mining in the abandoned gold mines of South Africa, by Rosalind Morris, in collaboration with Ebrahim Hajee, Rogers 'Bhekani' Mumpande, Prosper Ncube and Darren Munenge.