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Arthur Ross Gallery

Arthur Ross Gallery



Housed within the Fisher Fine Arts Library Building, the Arthur Ross Gallery, an intimate kunsthalle, presents four exhibitions of art and artifacts from around the globe, related programs, lectures, and symposia each year. The exhibitions frequently engage students and faculty as guest curators though the Halpern-Rogath and Kaye Curatorial Seminars taught in the History of Art department, often in collaboration with national museum partners. In January 2012 for example, undergraduates taking Samba Sessão: Afro-Brazilian Art and Film with Professors Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and Tamara J. Walker traveled to Brazil with their class (expenses covered to ensure that the experience was available to all) before curating the ARG exhibition on the topic. Each summer the Gallery hires a CURF undergraduate intern to train in exhibition research, marketing, and outreach. Student docents are trained in museum education and give weekly tours. Penn student groups co-sponsor programs in music, dance, theatre, and sports with the Gallery. 

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