Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania Exhibitions for 2002-2003

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Media Contact:Russell C. Campbell | | 215-898-7798July 17, 2002

-- The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania has announced the exhibition list for 2002-2003.

Aug. 23 - Sept. 15, 2002:
POSTERS/POSTERS/POSTERS. 20 Years of Gallery Graphics.
Striking graphics by students and seasoned graphic designers communicate the diversity and eclecticism of more than two decades of exhibitions at the Arthur Ross Gallery.

Sept. 21-Dec. 1, 2002:
Antiquity Recovered: Pompeii and Herculaneum in Philadelphia Collections
The influence of 18th-century archaeological discoveries in the Bay of Naples on European and American cultures on Philadelphia, the "Birthplace of Independence."

Dec. 14, 2002-March 2, 2003:
An exploration of the life and times of W.E. B. DuBois by faculty artist Terry Adkins. In tribute to DuBois' theory of double consciousness, Darkwater will juxtapose the political and romantic aspects of DuBois via four "dominions" or spheres: sculpture, prints, documents and music/text.

March 15-May 25, 2003:
Steve McCurry South Southeast
The photographic journal by Magnum photographer Steve McCurry covers the region from Afghanistan through Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to Burma, Thailand and Cambodia.

June 3-July 27, 2003:
History Through Deaf Eyes
Travelling exhibition organized by Gallaudet College to include artifacts from local institutions, documenting the American experience of the deaf over a period of more than a century. It is being held in cooperation with the Philadelphia School for the Deaf.

Aug. 23 (tentative)-Oct. 26, 2003:
Nine Viewpoints: New Photography from Penn
Recent growth in this department of Penn's Graduate School of Fine Arts documents developments in the art of photography.

Housed in a National Historic Landmark Building designed by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, the University's official art gallery opened in 1983 in a 1920's addition originally constructed to house the University's Shakespeare Library. Renovation of the space and the Furness stairway was made possible through the generosity of University alumnus and philanthropist Arthur Ross.