May 17, 2021Season Two, Episode Four, of The OMNIA Podcast: National Myths and Monuments
Season two, episode four, of the OMNIA podcast ‘In These Times’ features three faculty members, Associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American and Indigenous studies, Margaret Bruchac; Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor of History of Art, Lasry Professor of Race Relations in the Departments of Sociology and Africana Studies, Tukufu Zuberi will all discuss the movement to reexamine monuments and the history and myths they symbolize
May 11, 2021Announcing The Sachs Program’s 2021 Grant Awards
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is thrilled to announce its fourth annual round of grant awards, providing $177,000 to support 25 ambitious and creative projects in the arts and humanities at Penn. We are also happy to announce that we are re-opening our Ben Art Bucks program, which provides up to $250 in funding to students and student groups.
May 8, 2021Curator Meg Onli Wins Inaugural Prize Aimed at Advancing Racial Equity in the Arts
The inaugural Figure Skating Prize, aimed at Black artists, curators and contemporary art scholars who are advancing equity and racial justice within the arts, has been awarded to Meg Onli, the Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
May 7, 2021Penn Libraries Receives Gift of Works by Renowned Photographer Arthur Tress
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries recently announced the gift of works by the renowned American contemporary photographer Arthur Tress (b. 1940, Brooklyn). Generously given by an anonymous donor, this outstanding collection – part of which has already been appraised at $4.2M – joins another recent gift of Tress photography given to the Penn Libraries by J. Patrick Kennedy, PAR’97, and Patricia Kennedy, PAR’97, for a combined 2,500 photographic prints.
May 5, 2021City Council Announces $1 Million in Arts and Culture Grants
Philadelphia, PA. – Councilmembers Isaiah Thomas (At Large) and Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At Large) have created the “Illuminate the Arts” grant as part of City Council’s New Normal Budget Act. The Illuminate the Arts Grants is a total of $1M to be distributed to individual artists, mid-size nonprofits and small businesses, administered through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. You can apply here for grants for individuals and small creative orgs (nonprofit and forprofits are eligible). The deadline is May 28!