Visual Arts

Ukraine from revolution to war—in photos

A new exhibit on display at the Annenberg School shows conflict and resilience in Ukraine, as documented by Ukrainian and American photojournalists.

From Annenberg School for Communication

‘Ritual and Remembrance’

Work by four artists in the current Arthur Ross Gallery exhibition, “Songs for Ritual and Remembrance,” uplift histories that have been repressed and underrepresented, including those of enslaved people and oppressed laborers.

Louisa Shepard

Fair use in visual arts

Penn Carey Law’s Cynthia Dahl weighs in on the SCOTUS decision regarding Andy Warhol and fair use in art.

From Penn Carey Law

The Sachs Program announces 2023 grants

Now in its sixth year of supporting creative practice at Penn and in the surrounding community, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation announced grants totaling $170,000 at its annual Sachs Grants Awards ceremony.

Brandon Baker

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In the News

The New York Times

On our National Mall, new monuments tell new stories

Paul Farber of the Weitzman School of Design is helping to curate “Pulling Together,” an open-air exhibition at the National Mall that will address some of the stories neglected by past monument makers.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly artist wins $100K craft prize for her work remembering Black ancestors

Philadelphia-based artist Adebunmi Gbadebo’s work, which sources materials directly from her enslaved ancestors, is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery as part of the group exhibition “Songs for Ritual Remembrance.”


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.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Invisible dance exhibit highlights accessibility in art at UPenn

Carolyn Lazard’s “Long Take,” a new immersive art installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, explores themes of accessibility and chronic illness using an unseen dance performance.


Smithsonian Magazine

Workers stumble upon lost Courbet painting in university basement

Lynn Marsden-Atlass of the Arthur Ross Gallery discusses a new exhibition centered around a Gustave Courbet painting rediscovered in the basement of the School of Dental Medicine.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly’s Rocky statue gets the podcast treatment

Paul Farber of the Weitzman School of Design is hosting “The Statue,” a six-part podcast produced by the Monument Lab and WHYY and dedicated to the Rocky statue.