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.
September 14, 2021The Sachs Program Debuts Whimsical Art Exhibit in New Arts Lounge
Martha Rich’s "It goes by fast” is the first exhibit in the Annenberg Center’s new Arts Lounge space. The lounge is a collaboration between The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and Penn Live Arts. Rich, a 2011 MFA alumnus, crafted approximately 90 pieces strung on the 75-by-20-foot brick wall of the Arts Lounge space in Annenberg’s lobby.
September 14, 2021Penn’s Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites is Protecting and Celebrating Civil Rights Heritage and Black Histories
Launched last fall, Penn’s Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites (CPCRS) is working towards protecting places that celebrate, commemorate, and raise awareness of American civil rights and Black history. Currently celebrating its first year, the Center’s focus on teaching, research, and field projects will enable it to continue its essential work of amplifying and preserving the legacy of civil rights in the U.S. Spurred by a partnership between Randy Mason and Kwesi Daniels of Tuskegee University, CPCRS collaborates with preservationists, stewardship organizations, advocates, and scholars.
September 14, 2021The Divine Comedy’s ‘Universal Message’ 700 Years Later
Dante Alighieri’s cultural influence resonates 700 years after his death. Penn’s Italian studies have collaborated on a number of events commemorating the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, including “Africana Dantes 2021,” an upcoming event at Kelly Writer’s House where four poets will offer creative responses to the “Divine Comedy.” Together with the Center for Italian Studies and Penn Live Arts they have also invited a world-renowned theater group from Ravenna, Teatro delle Albe, to return to campus in February 2022 to present a show focused on Dante.
August 26, 2021Announcing the inaugural exhibition of Annenberg Center’s new Arts Lounge
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and Penn Live Arts at the Annenberg Center are pleased to present Martha Rich: It goes by fast, an exhibition of new work by artist and Penn Alum Martha Rich (MFA ‘11) and the inaugural exhibition of the Annenberg Center’s Arts Lounge, a new hub for the creative community at Penn.