Galleries


Friday - Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Penn Libraries: Reactions Exhibit

Goldstein Family Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Sixth Floor
3420 Walnut Street

Reactions: Medieval/Modern explores the many and varied ways that people have reacted to, and acted upon, manuscripts from the Middle Ages up to today. Reactions take many forms. They include the manipulation of physical objects through, for example, the marking up of texts, addition of illustrations, the disbinding books or rebinding fragments, as well as the manipulation of digital objects, thanks to new technologies involved in digitization, ink and parchment analysis, virtual reconstruction, among many other processes. The exhibit will also tackle how popular culture has reacted to manuscripts over time as witnessed by their use and appearance in books, games, and films.

Friday - Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Penn Libraries: Arbitrary Pleasures Exhibit

Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, First Floor
3420 Walnut Street

Dan Rose conjures the controlled wildness of Raymond Roussel, Marcel Duchamp, Harry Mathews, Georges Perec, and the OuLiPo movement with the assured irreverence of an accomplished book artist. Drawing from the tradition of formal constraints—if not always arbitrary pleasures—his artist books flip advertising, anthropology, philosophy, architecture, and gender identity on their heads. Rose’s visual narratives of such topics as the underarm, big science, sex, motherhood, large corporations, super-secret government projects, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s image take the viewer-reader on journeys into elegant absurdity.

Friday - Sunday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Golden Age of King Midas Exhibit

Penn Museum | 3260 South Street
Please use the Daniel G. Kamin Entrance which is located across the street from Franklin Field on South Street, closest to 33rd Street

The historical King Midas lived in the prosperous city of Gordion, the political and cultural capital of the Phrygians nearly 3,000 years ago. In 1957, Penn Museum archaeologists excavated a spectacular royal tomb believed to be the final resting place of King Midas’ father Gordios. Dating to ca. 740 BCE, the tomb contained a treasure trove of magnificent objects from the time of Midas. This world-exclusive exhibition, developed by the Penn Museum in partnership with the Republic of Turkey, is your chance to view more than 120 dazzling objects, including those from the royal tomb, on special loan from Turkish museums in Ankara, Istanbul, Antalya, and Gordion.
Cost: $5

Friday - Sunday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Magic in the Ancient World

Penn Museum | 3260 South Street
Please use the Daniel G. Kamin Entrance which is located across the street from Franklin Field on South Street, closest to 33rd Street

Deeply entwined with science and religion, magic was a real and everyday part of life for many ancient peoples around the world. Ancient magic addressed many of the dreams, hopes, and passions humans grapple with today: desire for health and wellbeing, protection from evil—even revenge. Magic in the Ancient World takes a survey approach, featuring 81 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s collections. The exhibition explores some of the magical objects, words, and rituals used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome.

Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Arthur Ross Gallery: Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins

220 S. 34th Street
Housed in the Fisher Fine Arts Library Building

Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins will honor Adkins’ legacy and explore his influence as an artist, scholar, professor, colleague, and mentor at the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition is a work of collective memory—both spiritual and conceptual in nature—that draws on his 2002 ARG exhibition Darkwater: A Recital in 4 Dominions, Terry Adkins After W.E.B. Du Bois, and includes eleven artists who have been deeply inspired by his artistic practice. These artists are: Jamal Cyrus, Nsenga Knight, Ernel Martinez, Matt Neff, Tameka Norris, Sean Riley, Jessica Slaven, Ivanco Talevski, Sarah Tortora and Wilmer Wilson.

Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins is curated by Dejáy B. Duckett, Associate Director and Associate Curator, Arthur Ross Gallery, in collaboration with Demetrius Oliver, artist and Penn alumnus (GFA ’04), the estate of Terry Adkins, Salon 94, and Merele Williams-Adkins.

Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ICA: The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now

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Endless Shout

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) | 118 South 36th Street
This large-scale group exhibition links the vibrant legacy of avant-garde jazz and experimental music of the late 1960s (particularly within the African American arts scene on the South Side of Chicago) and its continuing influence on contemporary art and culture today.