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Sean Buffington, the president of The University of the Arts, in a conference room at the school. Buffington is one of just a handful of openly-gay university presidents. (Eric Mencher/Staff) ERIC MENCHER/Inquirer.

News post – Dupree Studios defeated by govt, Sean Buffington steps down, MFAs dazzle at Montclair, opportunities and more!

News Sean T. Buffington, who’s been president of the University of the Arts since 2007, is leaving in January. As a friend of artblog, we are happy for his new position with the Luce Foundation in NY, but will definitely miss him. Good luck, Sean! Our Quarterly Newsletter is coming out later this week, which you can sign up for in advance! Expect to find some new items and a roundup of great posts from the last quarter on artblog.   If you’ve been in the market for a screenprint by Tim Eads, consider the latest offer from Pentimenti Gallery. They are ... More » »

From “Faces of Independence: Liberty Resources 30th Anniversary Project”

Philly photographer Harvey Finkle schools Penn law students on the art of protest

(Sam takes in a roundtable discussion at University of Pennsylvania about activism and art and hears Harvey Finkle talk about his activist photographs, which speak loudly of people in protest over civil and human rights.–the artblog editors) The words and work of social worker turned photographer Harvey Finkle were perhaps the most valuable lesson offered at the recent day-long round table on “visual legal advocacy” held at the University of Pennsylvania law school. “Preparing to Protest: Direct Action, The Arts of Protest and Media Impact,” organized by Professor Regina Austin, featured Finkle as a panelist. Law students learned how protest ... More » »

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From the vault – Public art in New York and Philadelphia raise questions about ownership and maintenance

In celebration of artblog’s 10-year anniversary, we are bringing you posts from past years. In January, 2004, we were viewing different instances of public art in Philadelphia and New York. Libby took issue with Penn’s commissioned work by Jenny Holzer, a far cry from her controversial ‘Truisms,’ while Roberta visited an out-of-order Creative Time installation. Century 21 even had some ‘word art’! ——————————- Corporation makes “art” By libby January 8, 2004 The University of Pennsylvania bought itself a Jenny Holzer. No, that’s not right. The University of Pennsylvania paid Jenny Holzer and put her name on a walkway with benches where ... More » »

Under “Cultural Resources,” one option is resident artists – shown above. The dark blue areas have the max, 22 or more resident artists.

Philadelphia gets broken down into CultureBlocks – a new online research tool

Resident artists of Philadelphia: yes, you are being tracked by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Resident artists is one of 50 cultural data sets mapped out in “CultureBlocks,” an interactive map of Philadelphia’s cultural assets that the city officially launched on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The purpose of CultureBlocks Based on data from the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP), CultureBlocks is a map of cultural institutions and assets throughout Philadelphia. It’s not aimed at tourists or the art-viewing audience looking for a good show on a First Friday; CultureBlocks is actually intended as a ... More » »

Photo of Ross McElwee at the lecture.

Photographic Memory, the latest film by Ross McElwee

“It is highly ironic that I complain about my son’s use of technology when I stick a camera in his face.” –Ross McElwee Lecture room 401 was packed Thursday, Nov. 8, for Ross McElwee’s screening and discussion of his latest film, Photographic Memory. Professors and film students filled most of the seats in Fisher-Bennet Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.  They were clearly admirers and scholars of his work. Respected for his voice in the cinéma vérité movement, McElwee is known for opening his personal world in his films, incorporating home videos and reflective voice-overs and reflecting these familial narratives ... More » »

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News: Pew Fellows, new Art Alliance director, Lancaster Ave. storefront opportunity and more!

News 2011 Pew Fellows announced-Congratulations! The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage has announced its Pew Fellowships in the Arts recipients for 2011: Charles Cohen (electronic musician and composer) CAConrad (poet) Jorge Cousineau (set designer) Joy Feasley (visual artist) Chris Forsyth (guitarist and composer) Jane Irish (visual artist) Tania Isaac (choreographer) Pattie McCarthy (poet) Brian Philips (architect) Tim Portlock (visual artist) Matthew Suib (visual artist) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (visual artist free-jazz bassist, composer, and band leader)

Jared Diamond, speaking April 6, Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania

Jared Diamond – Collapse and political will at the Philomathean Society’s annual talk

Irvine Auditorium was full for UCLA physiology professor Jared Diamond‘s talk last week. The talk was the Philomathean Society‘s Annual Oration on the theme of water, and the Pulitizer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel (1997) talked about the role of water management in the collapse of civilizations. As topical as tsunami or Hurricane Katrina, water management, done well, as it is in Iceland or the Netherlands can help a society flourish for thousands of years. Mis-managed, as it was for years in New Orleans’ inadequate levee system the result is billions of dollars of reparations and a ... More » »

Marie Ulmer detail of a record cover for Mendelssohn ’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’    gouache

‘Tell All’: Marie Ulmer at U Arts and an exhibition of broadsides by 15 small presses at Kelly Writers House

92-year old Fishtown resident, Marie Ulmer, studied at Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Design, the predecessor of University of the Arts, and was a long-time illustrator at the Free Library. Tell All, which can be seen through Oct. 14 at U Arts’ 817 Gallery (on the 8th floor of the Anderson Building, 222 S. Broad St.) is her first solo exhibition, and long overdue.

100 Years of Futurism: Conference at Penn

Umberto Boccioni, caricature of the Futurist serata held in Treviso on 2 June 1911, reproduced in Uno, due, tre, 17 June 1911. The Center for Italian Studies and the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania and the Slought Foundation are holding a two-day international conference Futurism: Rupture and Tradition, on Friday, November 21, 9:30am-6:00pm and Saturday, November 22, 9:30-12:00pm. It will be held at Slought. In addition to artist Luca Buvoli (see image below), the speakers will include Jeffrey Schnapp, Luca Somigli, Ara H. Merjian, Jonathan Steinberg, Christine Poggi, Stefania Benini, Marion Kant, Maria Elena Versari, Paolo ... More » »

Shifting visionary–Vito Acconci talks at Penn

A view of the Acconci exhibit at Slought, featuring a pink table designed by Acconci Studio and built by the guys out at Art Making Machine Studios. I’m sure the irony wasn’t lost on Vito Acconci, finding himself an honored guest at the University of Pennsylvania, just about nine years after the Penn rejected a radical Acconci Studio proposal for a 1 Percent for Art project on campus. The Penn powers that be weren’t quite comfortable with Acconci’s proposed little, shrub-covered African-looking huts for seating in front of the stores on 36th Street. (Acconci alluded to the African huts briefly ... More » »

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