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Yuri Stone on curating the MFA thesis exhibitions

While the Weitzman School’s thesis exhibitions for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be on view in person, curating the two projects happened entirely online.

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Monument Lab app expands space and time at Art Museum steps

OverTime, a new augmented reality app that weds public art and history in a personal visual format gives users access to interactive, self-guided tours of public spaces, and invites users to add stories of their own.

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Curator Meg Onli wins inaugural prize aimed at advancing racial equity in the arts

The inaugural Figure Skating Prize, aimed at Black artists, curators and contemporary art scholars who are advancing equity and racial justice within the arts, has been awarded to Meg Onli of the Institute of Contemporary Art.

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The Washington Post

Massive Simone Leigh sculpture now greets Penn students

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about “Brick House,” the newest sculpture on campus. “It’s a moment for Black women artists in particular. A lot of work by these women is being seen in the public sphere,” she said. “Black women sculptors are making really powerful pieces that take up a lot of space.”

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The Washington Post

Essays reflect on connections between art and medicine

Rx/Museum is a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and local art institutions that sends subscribers newsletters with artwork and accompanying essays. “We’re trying to weave an interesting multidisciplinary lens of clinical medicine and anthropology and social justice,” said Lyndsay Hoy of the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

‘30 Americans’ at the Barnes Foundation brings a stellar lineup of black artists to Philadelphia

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts and Sciences curated “30 Americans,” an exhibit featuring new and older works depicting black Americans, at the Barnes Foundation.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn's ICA Receives $4.5 Million to Endow Curators' Positions

The Institute of Contemporary Art has received two donations from ICA board members Daniel and Brett Sundheim and from Penn Trustee Emerita Andrea B. Laporte, who also serves as a board member for ICA and the School of Nursing.

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What It Means for ICA Philadelphia to Become the First WAGE-Certified Museum—and Why Other Institutions Should Care

Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art has been certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE), an organization which helps artists and nonprofits form “self-regulating labor relationships” as they work to establish “radical equitability” in the art world.

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