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    • ICA Freedom Principle
    • Muhal Richard Abrams, View From Within, 1985. Detail. On view in the exhibition The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965- Now at ICA.

    • Darkwater Revival at Arthur Ross Gallery
    • Darkwater Revival at Arthur Ross Gallery
    • Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins – On view at Arthur Ross Gallery through December 11, 2016.

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    • "Arts in the Park," the culminating project for Jim Schlatter’s Theatre Arts course: “Public Art, Performance, and Community Engagement," took place at Malcolm X Memorial Park. May 2016.

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    • Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock -- on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art through August 14, 2016.

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    • Matthew Weiner banner
    • Screenwriter, director, and producer Matthew Weiner visits Penn as a Kelly Writers House Fellow. April 2016.

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    • Descent banner
    • Detail of installation by Matriarch -- on view in the exhibition Descent at ICA. May 2016.

    • Visual Studies Thesis 2016
    • Visual Studies Thesis 2016
    • Penn Visual Studies 2016 Senior Thesis Exhibition at Fox Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall. May 2016.

    • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe @ ICA
    • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe @ ICA
    • Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe performing in the midst of ICA's Rodney McMillian exhibition. April 2016.

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    • Common Press at 10: Printing, Writing, Teaching, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration -- on view at Van Pelt Library's Kamin Gallery through September 2, 2016.  

    • Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
    • Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
    • Penn Undergradutate Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition at Charles Addams Gallery. April 2016.

    • Uhadi
    • Uhadi
    • Uhadi, a South African jazz ensemble, performing at World Cafe Live during their April 2016 residency at Penn.

    • The Eumenides
    • The Eumenides
    • The Eumenides: Penn Theatre Arts Spring 2016 mainstage production, staged at Penn Musuem.

    • Listening to Cyborgs
    • Listening to Cyborgs
    • Listening (to) Cyborgs: a media archaeology workshop organized by Ph.D. candidates Roksana Filipowska and Maria Murphy.

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    • Eileen Myles banner
    • Kelly Writers House Fellows Program: Eileen Myles in conversation with Al Filreis.

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    • Polygonal Primitives banner
    • Tessellation patterns produced by students in the Undergraduate Architecture major.

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    • Rodney McMillian banner
    • Rodney McMillian: The Black Show at Institute of Contemporary Art. Photo credit: Constance Mensh

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    • The Golden Age of King Midas banner
    • The Golden Age of King Midas at Penn Museum.

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    • "Jealousy, Infidelity, and Transfiguration" rehearsal at Arthur Ross Gallery, featuring members of Daedalus Quartet and local dancers. January 2016.

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    • Undergraduate Architecture Reviews at Charles Addams Gallery. Fall 2015.

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    • Four Inquiries into Biological Design – an exhibition at Morgan Bulding, Physical Lab. December 2015.

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    • Abbas banner
    • Abbas: Children of Abraham – on view at Arthur Ross Gallery through March 2016.

    • Penn Arab Music Ensemble
    • Penn Arab Music Ensemble
    • Penn Arab Music Ensemble performance at Iron Gate Theatre. December 2015.

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    • Art, Design and Digital Culture Banner
    • "Art, Design and Digital Culture" End-of Year Salon at Morgan Building. December 2015.

    • Fine Arts Mid-Year Thesis Exhibition
    • Fine Arts Mid-Year Thesis Exhibition
    • Undergraduate Fine Arts Senior Thesis Mid-Year Exhibition at Charles Addams Gallery. December 2015. 

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    • Penn Flutes Banner
    • Penn Flutes holiday concert at Penn Museum. December 2015. 

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    • Bury the Dead provost banner
    • Penn Theatre Arts Fall 2015 mainstaige production – Bury the Dead, a 1936 play by Irwin Shaw.

    • The Sundance Kid is Beautiful
    • The Sundance Kid is Beautiful
    • The Sundance Kid is Beautiful – A performance by Christopher Knowles at ICA.

    • Steve Coleman & Five Elements
    • Steve Coleman & Five Elements
    • Saxophonist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Steve Coleman and his band Five Elements visit Penn's Department of Music.

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    • Penn Atma banner
    • Penn Atma at Family Performing Arts Night, October 2015.

    • Becky Suss
    • Becky Suss
    • Becky Suss opeing reception at ICA, September 2015.

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    • Penn Museum Sphinx banner
    • The Sphinx at Penn Museum.

    • PPEH @ WetLand
    • PPEH @ WetLand
    • WetLand – A collaborative project between Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities, artist Mary Mattingly, and Bartram's Garden.

    • Penn DuRe @ Morris Arboretum
    • Penn DuRe @ Morris Arboretum
    • Penn 두레 (Du Re) is a student performing arts group dedicated to poongmul, a traditional Korean percussion music.

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    • Naked Knotted Neurons banner
    • The Penn Theatre Arts Ensemble presented the company-devised piece Naked Knotted Neurons at The 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on campus at Annenberg Center Live. 

    • Chamberfest
    • Chamberfest
    • Penn Chamberfest featuring the Daedalus Quartet.

    • Janet Malcolm
    • Janet Malcolm
    • Professor Al Filreis interviews Kelly Writers House Fellow Janet Malcolm.

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    • 2015 Visual Studies Senior Thesis Exhibition

    • Penn Symphony Orchestra
    • Penn Symphony Orchestra
    • Penn Symphony Orchestra rehearsal at Irvine Auditorium.

    • Heidi Chronicles
    • Heidi Chronicles
    • The Heidi Chronicles -- Penn Theatre Arts Spring 2015 Production.

    • Building Philadelphia
    • Building Philadelphia
    • Professor David Brownlee's Art & Culture Freshman Seminar visits the Fairmount Water Works.

    • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
    • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
    • An audience at Anneberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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    • Fefu and Her Friends banner
    • FEFU AND HER FRIENDS -- Penn Theatre Arts Fall 2014 Production.

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    • Spring blooms at Morris Arboretum.

    • Penn Media Pioneers
    • Penn Media Pioneers
    • Penn Film and Media Pioneers V -- a symposium organized by Penn Cinema Studies Program.

    • Inescapable Classics
    • Inescapable Classics
    • Professor Ralph Rosen's freshman seminar visits the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    • Nicole Eisenman: Dear Nemesis
    • Nicole Eisenman: Dear Nemesis
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    • Rae Armantrout banner
    • Professor Al Filreis interviews Kelly Writers House Fellow Rae Armantrout. 

    • Covenant, Alexander Liberman, 1974
    • Covenant, Alexander Liberman, 1974
    • Covenant, Alexander Liberman, 1974 -- public art on Penn's campus.

    • Yo La Tengo @ WXPN Free-at-Noon Concert
    • Yo La Tengo @ WXPN Free-at-Noon Concert
    • Indie rock heroes Yo La Tengo performed at a WXPN Free at Noon concert.

    • Penn students @ Morris Arboretum
    • Penn students @ Morris Arboretum
    • Penn students explore Morris Arboretum.

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Uhadi: All Stars of South African Jazz visit Penn

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By DeDe DeDe. Early in April, Uhadi visited Penn. Uhadi, which means “musical bow,” references one of the earliest known musical instruments; it is also the name of a South African jazz quintet brought to the United States by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The quintet is composed of musicians Feya…

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Digging up an Excavation: Archival Research as a Penn Museum Fellow

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By Kamillia Scott.   Student research at the Penn Museum can often be underrated, but the Penn Museum Fellows program is working to change that. I have been a part of the first generation of this program, and I can earnestly attest to its value and potential. When I began the…