November 6, 2019Fall Into The Arts
On Nov. 16, the Penn Museum will unveil its Africa Galleries, consisting of 300 objects that are placed in context to confront colonial mentalities and illustrate the continent’s impact on the world. The curation team was led by Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations and a professor of sociology and Africana studies. Also opening is the Mexico and Central America Gallery. Curated by anthropologist Simon Martin, it showcases similarities and tells universal stories across distinct civilizations through 260 artifacts, including four breathtaking Mayan monuments.
October 30, 2019Former Penn Student Charles Addams’ Creations Back on the Silver Screen
Inspiration for many a Halloween costume, the delightfully macabre Addams Family is back in movie theaters in a new 3D computer-animated film, more than 80 years after the characters were created by artist and former Penn student Charles Addams.
October 26, 2019Weeklong Focus on Indigenous Languages Organized by the Quechua Language Program and Kelly Writers House
The six days of events, supported by a grant from the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, will promote indigenous language use in the Americas through an academic symposium, literary nights, film screenings, roundtables, visits to the Penn Museum, and the opportunity for people to record the language of their ancestors.
October 22, 2019WXPN, Monument Lab, Carolyn Lazard Among 2019 Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Grant and Fellowship Recipients
The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage announced its 2019 Grant Awards. Among the Project Grant recipients are WXPN and Monument Lab (through a collaboration with the Village of Arts and Humanities). Carolyn Lazard (GFA '19) also received a Pew Fellowship.
October 21, 2019Revealing ‘Storytelling Pockets’ in the Life of Frank Lloyd Wright
Paul Hendrickson has led a life full of discoveries, during two decades as a senior lecturer in Penn’s English Department, and three decades as a reporter and feature writer mainly for The Washington Post. Along the way he has also researched and written six nonfiction books; his latest and longest released this month is “Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright.”