Interdisciplinary designer and associate professor at the Weitzman School of Design, Orkan Telhan was a consulting curator and commissioned artist for
Orkan Telhan would like you to try some fruit. Microbial fruit, grown in his design studio.
When the Beth Sholom Synagogue Preservation Foundation approached David Hartt, assistant professor of fine arts, proposing that he cre
Ana Beatriz Valente Soares is both an architecture and fine arts student in the School of Arts and Sciences who expects to graduate with her bachelor’s this May. Hers is not a common double major, so she has worked hard to create a path for herself that checks all the boxes of her unique interests.
Comberg and the Class Action collective recently created a series of billboards with the Union for Concerned Scientists on the relationship between religion and science.
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.
Opening on September 13, 2019, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) will present the first major institutional exhibition of Philadelphia-based artist Michelle Lopez. The exhibition will be on view at ICA September 13, 2019 through May 10, 2020.
Fank Matero was walking in downtown Mancos in January of 2013, past the old Mancos Times-Tribune building on Grand Avenue. It was usually empty, so he was surprised to see an editor typing away inside. He asked if he could take a look behind the false wall of the building, which had always intrigued him. He was astonished by what he saw.
Last year, the Common Press, a letterpress and book arts studio founded at Penn in 2006 during the 300th anniversary celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s birth, made a couple important moves. The studio, a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, the Penn Libraries, and Kelly Writers House, moved from the Morgan Fine Arts Building to the basement of the Fisher Fine Arts Library. And it hired its first-ever full-time studio manager, Mary Tasillo.
Leading by Design explores the work of PennDesign alumni, faculty members, and supporters of the School who are expanding the practice of art and design to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
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.
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.