Undergraduate Fine Arts and Design

A proposal for a monument to Julian Abele, the first African-American graduate of PennDesign, from Philadelphia resident Thom Stead

Monument Lab, a public art and history project led by Ken Lum, professor and chair of fine arts, and Paul Farber, lecturer in Fine Arts, presented the public’s responses to the question: “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” The answers, all 4,500 of which are available online, reflect a dizzying variety of ideas for reimagining the symbolic landscape of Philadelphia.

Sir Peter Cook, Founder of Archigram

PennDesign’s Fall 2018 Lecture Series brings more than 30 of the world’s leading architects, landscape architects, planners, artists, and preservationists to Philadelphia. They’ll offer perspective on architecture as a catalyst, the politics of modern memorials, the impact of LGBTQ history on historic preservation, and more.

View of June 5 Memorial, Philadelphia, at the public opening

Photo: Albert Lee, Office of the City Representative, City of Philadelphia  

On June 5, 2013, the demolition of a building at 22nd and Market Streets in Center City, Philadelphia, led to the collapse of a neighboring Salvation Army store, killing six people inside. Through a competition held at PAFA, artist and alumna Barbara Fox (Fine Arts, CW’74) was selected to lead the design for a memorial to be created at the site. Architect and alumnus Scott Aker, AIA (MArch’15), a lecturer in undergraduate Architecture, and architect of record for the memorial, collaborated with Fox, the June 5 Memorial Committee, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). PennDesign recently met with Fox and Aker at the site for an interview, folllowing the public opening on June 5, 2018.

Poster for "Sensorial Urbanism: Microbes"

Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Emerging Design Practices), Orkan Telhan will be featured in Sensorial Urbanism, a forum facilitated by the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the

Art Safari Hosted by ArtBlog

Please join ArtBlog with the University of Pennsylvania community for an art safari to callowhill art galleries on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6:00-9:30pm. Rendez-vous at 319 N. 11th St.

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David Hartt, Interval XIII, 2014. Courtesy the artist

This Synthetic Moment, curated by Professor David Hartt opens this Thursday, January 18th at David Nolan Gallery

Crane Arts, the site for PostScript

This fall, the Department of Fine Arts is launching PostScript: Immersive Studio Project, a new multi-use exhibition space and a series of public programs in 2018 and 2019.
 

Eric Bellin, Sharon Hayes, and Ben Krone

The three winners of the 2018 G. Holmes Perkins Teaching Awards

Eric Bellin, lecturer and PhD candidate in Architecture; Sharon Hayes, Associate Professor of Fine Arts; and Ben Krone, lecturer in Architecture, received G. Holmes Perkins Teaching Awards. Named in honor of the architect and longtime faculty member who served as dean of the School from 1951 – 1971, the awards are based on the input of students at PennDesign, to recognize distinguished teaching and innovation in the classroom, seminar or studio. They were presented by Fritz Steiner, dean of the School of Design and Paley Professor, at the Awards Ceremony on May 12 in Meyerson Hall.

Jacolby Satterwhite, Blessed Avenue, 2018. 3D animation and video, 19:20. Edition of 5 with 2 APs. Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/ Rome.

Jacolby Satterwhite, Blessed Avenue, 2018. 3D animation and video, 19:20. Edition of 5 with 2 APs. Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/ Rome.

On the third floor of an unassuming Chinatown building, a dark hallway leads to Blessed Avenue, Jacolby Satterwhite’s psychedelic quest into queer desire and memory, a twenty-minute digital animation created with Maya computer software.

Sharka Hyland. Marcelline Delbecq. Ce Que Lire Donna A Voir. What Reading Makes You See
‘Conversations'
Sharka Hyland / Marcelline Delbecq
Poster for "Playing the Rules. An Incubation Series Performance"

Please join us for Playing the Rules, the first Incubation Series performance event next Thursday, March 22nd at Vox Populi, 8 - 10PM.

Piece from the Freedman Show

MFA Professor Matt Freedman's work is currently featured in Watermelon Punch, a group exhibition at Studio 10 in Brooklyn, NY. The show includes a performance by Prof.

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