The 1864 landscape was found in a basement at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.
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Suffering From Anxiety? Try Visiting a Museum
A new study discovered that going to museums can have myriad health benefits, such as improving feelings of depression, easing chronic pain, and decreasing the likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia.
How the Possession of Human Remains Led to a Public Reckoning at the Penn Museum
Philadelphia activists, UPenn students, and journalists contributed to the reckoning centering the museum’s holdings of the remains of MOVE bombing victims.
The University of Pennsylvania MFA Satellite Show, Wants & Needs, Opens May 15
The exhibition will feature 11 MFA graduates from the class of 2020 and will be on view from May 15 to May 30 at the EFA Project Space in Manhattan.
See Newly Digitized, Public Archives on Recitalist Marian Anderson’s Life and Work
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries launched its publicly accessible archives of renowned contralto and Civil Rights activist Marian Anderson.
Penn Museum to Remove Skull Collection of Enslaved People
Activists and UPenn students have released a series of additional demands regarding the abolition of the Morton Cranial Collection.
Access Rare and Beautiful “Manuscripts of the Muslim World” via UPenn’s Digital Library
The project offers over 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings that are “mostly unresearched.”
The University of Pennsylvania MFA Satellite Show, Holding Pattern, Opens July 26
The exhibition will feature 11 recent MFA graduates and will be on view from July 26 to August 9 at Studio 10 Gallery in Bushwick.
Architects Reimagine Central Park After a Fictional Eco-Terrorist Attack
Competitors for the University of Pennsylvania’s ICONOCLAST Design Competition were asked to design a post-apocalyptic Central Park after a fictional eco-terrorist attack left “Bill Di Blastoff” looking for a more democratic, ecological, and beautiful plan.
Penn Commissions Sound Artists to Respond to Landscape Photographs
The University of Pennsylvania commissioned 10 sound artists to respond to 10 landscape photographs in its art collection.
Penn Libraries Acquires Benjamin Franklin’s First Broadside, a Skull-Adorned Elegy
In 1723, a teenaged Benjamin Franklin created his first printing piece, a broadside elegy recently acquired by the University of Pennsylvania.
New Research Suggests Lack of Brain Filter May Increase Creativity
Quick, think of a new use for a baseball bat. If you thought of something that doesn’t involve a swinging action (e.g., smashing things), such as using it as a rolling pin, congratulations, you’re a person with excellent creativity. However, you may also have less of a brain “filter” than most.