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William Kentridge at the Arthur Ross Gallery & the Penn Museum

  • Arthur Ross Gallery 220 South 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States (map)
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Open Door offers unique behind-the-scenes tours at Philadelphia's most intriguing cultural sites.

    

Join us for two special tours at the University of Pennsylvania. We will start at the 

Arthur Ross Gallery for a tour of their exhibition William Kentridge: Universal Archive, which features a series of 79 linocuts printed onto pages from dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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Following, Dr. Stephen Tinney, Deputy Director and lead curator of the new Middle East Galleries at the Penn Museum will give us a tour of the new installation, which is the first in a series of transformative gallery renovations taking place over the next several years. The collection features objects from 10,000 years of human history, including the 4,500-year-old crowning jewelry of a Mesopotamian queen, one of the world's oldest wine vessels, a baby's rattle, a school child's first writing tablet, a workman's tool and over 1,200 more fascinating items through we will explore how ancient Mesopotamian societies gave rise to the world's first cities - cities not so very different, in many ways, from our own. 

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This event is free - space is limited and RSVP is required to Mikaela Hawk, mhawk@printcenter.org.

Earlier Event: October 28
Talk: Doris Salcedo
Later Event: November 1
Stories, Secrets, and Surprises