Getting ”Naked” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

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Media Contact:Dejay B. Duckett | | 215-898-3617August 24, 2010

“Naked: The University Collection Unveiled” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Aug. 28. 

Featuring 35 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs of the nude from the first century B.C.E. to the present, “Naked” showcases the history of beauty and the human body, documenting the evolution of the definition of beauty.

The exhibit includes works by Albrecht Durer, Marisol Escobar, an unidentified Greek sculptor, Henry Moore, Eadweard Muybridge, Helmut Newton, Auguste Rodin, Niki de Sainte Phalle and Edward Steichen.

Free lectures and self-guided tours are available in September and October.

“Naked” is organized in collaboration with the Office of the Curator at the University of Pennsylvania and runs through Oct. 31.

The Arthur Ross Gallery is at 220 S. 34th St. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and weekends, noon-5 p.m.

Additional information is available at 215-898-2083 or

Click here to watch the YouTube exhibit feature.