December 23, 2020Richard Griscom Reflects on His Career at Penn
Griscom has worn an extraordinary number of hats at Penn Libraries. In 2004, he came to Penn as Head of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, where he worked to expand the robust collection to serve new teaching needs—and that included adding those eyebrow-raising pop music titles. Griscom will be retiring at the end of this month, so we sat down with him to reflect on music, libraries, and his years at Penn.
December 23, 2020Announcing Black Music City: A Project to Showcase and Support Black Artists
Philadelphia’s Black music community has a rich history, its influential legacy has reached far beyond Philadelphia. But it’s historically been more difficult for Black artists to access funding for their work and reach wider audiences. To help foster a new generation of local Black artists, WXPN has partnered with WRTI and REC Philly for Black Music City. The project will provide grants to Black artists in the greater Philadelphia area, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
December 21, 2020Reflections on ‘Brick House’
Weitzman School of Design faculty and an alum, the Sachs Program's Tamara Suber, reflect on artist Simone Leigh’s monumental sculpture Brick House, which was installed on Penn’s campus just outside of Meyerson Hall in November.
December 15, 2020Pussy Riot Co-founder Talks Politics, Prison Time, and Protests
In a virtual talk hosted by the Andrea Mitchell Center, Nadya Tolokonnikova, a co-founder of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot, had a wide-ranging conversation with Penn’s Kevin M.F. Platt.
December 15, 2020Two Penn English Faculty Receive Creative Capital Award for Writing Projects
Two faculty in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, Simone White, an assistant professor of English, and Marc Anthony Richardson, a lecturer in creative writing, are among 42 artists chosen for a 2021 Creative Capital Award. Each will receive as much as $50,000 in funding for their creative writing projects.