Art History

Impressionism and the modernization of time

A new book from history of art professor André Dombrowski knits together the works of artists like Claude Monet and the nature of time as it emerges in its present-day form.

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Civil Rights photography at the Penn Libraries

A new collaboration between the Penn Art Collection and the Penn Libraries has mounted its first exhibition on the fifth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. “Time of Change: Civil Rights Photography of Bruce Davidson” is on view through May 20.

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NBC Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Parkway and how it was inspired by Paris’ Champs-Élysées

David Brownlee of the School of Arts & Sciences says the goal of the City Beautiful movement was to create a new American aesthetic, from industrial landscape to urban paradise.

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BBC

Gordion: A lost city of legends in central Turkey

Brian Rose of the School of Arts & Sciences and Penn Museum has led excavations at the ancient Turkish city of Gordion since 2007.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The Paris-to-Philadelphia story of a rebel artist, a visionary dentist, and a treasure lost and found

Lynn Marsden-Atlass of the Arthur Ross Gallery discusses the rediscovery of a lost Gustave Courbet painting in the basement of the School of Dental Medicine. It is now the centerpiece of a new exhibition.

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Esquire

Raise a toast in honor of the world’s oldest known beerhall!

A team of researchers from Penn and the University of Pisa, led by Holly Pittman of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Penn Museum, have excavated a site in Iraq that could contain the oldest tavern ever discovered.

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The Washington Post

World’s oldest bar? Archaeologists find a nearly 5,000-year-old tavern

A team of researchers from Penn and the University of Pisa, led by Holly Pittman of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Penn Museum, have excavated a site in Iraq that could contain the oldest tavern ever discovered.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Forgotten painting by a 19th century French rebel is discovered at Penn

University Curator Lynn Marsden-Atlass and André Dombrowski of the School of Arts & Sciences comment on the discovery of a 150-year-old painting by radical French realist Gustave Courbet on Penn’s campus.

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