Events

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CULTURES IN CROSSFIRE

April 8, 2017 to November 26, 2018
(All day)

Check out the special exhibition, “Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq,” developed with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, at the Penn Museum. It explores the rich cultural heritage, human diversity, and achievements, as well as the movements and displacements of people and objects caught in crossfire.

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BEETHOVEN’S STRING QUARTETS

September 10, 2017 to April 11, 2018
(All day)

The Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s string quartet in residence, will perform the 16 masterpieces that make up Beethoven’s string quartet cycle, all in a single season, a feat believed to be a Philadelphia first. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ presentation of the full cycle will be showcased across eight performances during its 2017-18 season, taking place in a variety of venues across campus.

"Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston"

DIRECTLY IMPACTED

November 18, 2017 to July 15, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm

“Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston,” a new exhibition on view at the Penn Museum, explores the aftermath of the “Tivoli Incursion,” a standoff in May 2010 between Jamaican security forces and a local gang leader wanted for extradition by the United States government.

“Thomas Evans and Félix Nadar”

FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER

December 4, 2017 to April 16, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm

A special exhibition titled “Thomas Evans and Félix Nadar” showcases French photographer Nadar’s Studio Visitor’s Book, acquired by Evans while he was living in Paris, and later left to Penn.

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IN PRINT

January 13, 2018 to March 25, 2018
(All day)

The Arthur Ross Gallery’s newest exhibition “Impressions on Ink: Prints from the Arthur Ross Collection” features 30 prints by French impressionist and post-impressionist artists. It is curated by Lynn Marsden-Atlass, Arthur Ross Gallery executive director and University curator. 

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MEDITATION & DISCUSSION

January 17, 2018 to April 18, 2018
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Bhakti Yoga Club will host meditation and discussion events at Williams Hall every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. through April 18.

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SMALL WORLD

January 19, 2018 to March 2, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm

The Wistar Institute is hosting a special exhibition of the 20 winning images from the 2017 Nikon Small World Photography competition. The collection offers a glimpse into a world that most have never seen—the intersection of art and science as viewed through the lens of a microscope.

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SEKERE WORKSHOP

February 7, 2018 to March 14, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Philadelphia’s own master percussionist Omomola Iyabunmi for a sekere workshop at the Penn Museum on Wednesday evenings through March 14. All sessions are held in a gallery space, surrounded by ancient artifacts.

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THE SOUL

February 19, 2018
7:00pm

The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Penn is hosting a talk at Congregation Mikveh Israel featuring Yitzhaq Feder, from the University of Haifa, who will discuss “The Soul as a Biological Concept in the Hebrew Bible.”

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LIGHTBULB CAFE

February 20, 2018
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Jennifer Houser Wegner, an adjunct assistant professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations and associate curator of the Egyptian Section at the Penn Museum, will discuss “Love Hurts: Heartbreak in the Ancient World” as part of a Lightbulb Cafe talk presented by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of University Communications. 

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TAX REFORM

February 21, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

For the first time in more than 30 years there has been a tax overhaul and the new provisions may impact you in many ways. A free, TIAA live webinar for Penn faculty and staff will break down the new tax plan and provide information on how it may affect financial and estate planning.

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READING & DISCUSSION

February 21, 2018
6:00pm

Poet and scholar Artress Bethany White will read poetry from her collection, "Fast Fat Girls in Pink Hot Pants," the critical anthology "Seeking Home: Marginalization and Representation in Appalachian Literature and Song," and forthcoming prose from "Tupelo Quarterly." A discussion with Penn's Herman Beavers, a professor of English and Africana studies, will follow.

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SEXUALITY & GENDER

February 21, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm

This post-Valentine’s Day program at the Penn Museum moves past romance, inviting guests to explore sexuality and gender via the international collections—including Native American “two-spirit” objects brought out from storage by American Section Keeper William Wierzbowski and guided gallery tours. The evening concludes with a performance by dynamic drag queen Jasmine Anastasia.

Lesley Nneka Arimah Portrait Drawing

SHORT STORY READING

February 21, 2018
6:00pm

Minneapolis-based writer Lesley Nneka Arimah stops by the Arts Cafe to read from her 2017 Kirkus Prize-winning collection of short stories, “What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky.”

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‘THE WATERMELON WOMAN’

February 21, 2018
7:00pm

The Wolf Humanities Center’s Forum on Afterlives is showcasing a film series titled “Reviving and Reviewing the ‘Race Film’” through February. As part of the program, “The Watermelon Woman” will be screened at International House Philadelphia’s Lightbox Film Center.

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KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

February 22, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Celebrate American Heart Month with AREUFIT Health Services at Houston Hall’s Ben Franklin Room. Define and discover the impact of important heart health terms—including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome.

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LECTURE ON DIVERSITY

February 22, 2018
5:00pm

Attend the Provost’s Lecture on Diversity, featuring Guthrie Ramsey, the Kahn Professor of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences. He’ll discuss “Hide/Melt/Ghost: Writing the Early History of African-American Music” at the Harold Prince Theatre in the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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JONATHAN COMBS-SCHILLING

February 22, 2018
5:30pm

Penn's Center for Italian Studies will host Jonathan Combs-Schilling, from Ohio State University, who will speak about Petrarch's Bucolicum Carmen. His talk is entitled: "Playing the Professor: The Questio, the Eclogues, and Dante’s Late Voice."

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MUSLIM MASCULINITIES

February 23, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm

Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program will host a "Muslim Masculinities: Gender, Religion, and the Everyday" conference at Perry World House, bringing together both Penn and national and international scholars examining Muslim masculinities in all their complexities.

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GRAD BEN TALKS

February 23, 2018
12:30pm to 6:30pm

Grad Ben Talks is an afternoon of TED talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional master’s programs.

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