October 4, 2021Announcing The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation 2022 Grant Cycle
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is happy to announce the opening of our 2022 grant cycle, as well as the creation of a program mission statement and newly revised priorities for supporting Penn's creative community now and into the future.
September 24, 2021‘Stories We Wear,’ a new Penn Museum exhibition, puts a spotlight on fashion
The exhibition includes more than 250 objects spanning 2,500 years. They are organized around the themes of battle, ceremony, performance, rule, and work and play. Most are from the Penn Museum collection, but a few items are on loan, some on display for the first time, Each was chosen to tell a story of the wearer, of the time, and of the purpose. This is the first major exhibit to open since the first phase of the Museum's building transformation project was unveiled in November 2019.
September 17, 2021ICA debuts first major retrospective of pioneering video artist Ulysses Jenkins
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation is the first major retrospective on the work of groundbreaking video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins, on view at ICA Philadelphia this fall, September 17–December 30, 2021. The exhibition is co-curated by Meg Onli, ICA Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator and Erin Christovale, Associate Curator, Hammer Museum at UCLA.
September 15, 2021Clayton Colmon discusses his upcoming course “Designing Critical Futures”
Dr. Colmon is the Associate Director of Instructional Design for the Arts and Sciences Online Learning team at Penn. He co-created the Certificate in Digital Strategies and Culture as well as the forthcoming Certificate in Social Difference, Equity, and Inclusion, and teaches several courses in those certificates. His upcoming course, DIGC 320: Designing Critical Futures, was developed with a 2021 grant awarded by the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.
September 15, 2021Roberto Lugo Brings Street Graffiti and Portraiture to the Arthur Ross Gallery
Supported by a grant from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, Guest Curator Roberto Lugo was asked to interpret works in the Penn Art Collection. The resulting exhibition, ‘God Complex: Different Philadelphia,' has the Arthur Ross Gallery divided, with one side dedicated to formal portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries in the Penn Art Collection, and the other to Lugo's graffiti spray painting and ceramics with portraits. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 19.