Visual Arts

Jayson Musson: ‘His History of Art’

Musson, an alumnus of the Master of Fine Arts program in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, will speak at the Annenberg Center about his artistic practice and current exhibition “His History of Art.”

Anna Chen

Ken Lum on art and controversy

The Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor and Chair of Fine Arts at the Weitzman School, who has solo art exhibitions in New York and Ontario, discusses his art and controversy surrounding it.

From the Weitzman School of Design

‘Paths to Freedom’: A new exhibit by John E. Dowell

In a new Arthur Ross Gallery exhibition, Philadelphia artist John E. Dowell imagines attempted escapes by enslaved ancestors through his photographs of North Carolina cotton fields at night. “Paths to Freedom” includes 26 artworks, an installation of fabric panels, and a soundscape.

Louisa Shepard

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Billy Penn

For visually impaired art fans, Philly museum’s scent-based exhibit ‘leveled the playing field’

A profile examines the immersive olfactory work of Scandinavian artist Sissel Tolaas, currently exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn.


Art Newspaper

First major dig in ancient Iraqi city since Isis destruction unearths ‘significant’ palace door sill

Michael Danti of the Penn Museum and the School of Arts & Sciences and colleagues have uncovered an impressive 2-meter-high door threshold in the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud.


PBS NewsHour

Museum works to repatriate artifacts looted from West Africa

The redesigned Africa Galleries at the Penn Museum seeks to return artifacts and transform narratives of colonization, with remarks from Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Museum and Christopher Woods, director of the Museum.


The New York Times

National Mall commissions six artists for monument exhibition

Paul Farber of the Weitzman School of Design is co-curating an exhibition at the National Mall that will reimagine the role of monuments in the telling of history.


Artists and Penn Ph.D.s collabed to explore the intersection of art and engineering. Check out their exhibit

In the culminating project of Penn’s Robotics Art Residency, three artists hosted at the Pennovation Center developed collaborative exhibits with Ph.D. students at the GRASP Lab of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Weitzman School of Design.


Chicago Tribune

Review: ‘The First Homosexuals’ at Wrightwood 659 captures the emergence of a ‘new identity’

A review examines “The First Homosexuals,” an exhibition curated by Jonathan D. Katz of the School of Arts & Sciences and colleagues including Pavel Golubev, a visiting scholar taking refuge at Penn.