PennDesign MFA takes part in Penn's Art & the City Year Arts Crawl THIS Friday, Nov. 20th

Penn’s Arts & the City Year celebrates arts and culture across our campus and throughout our neighborhood, city, and region. It features an exciting range of events in Fall 2009 and Spring 2010, from dynamic student performances and distinguished guest artists, to vital discussions about national arts policy, the role of the arts in public health, and the importance of civic engagement with arts and culture.

With its array of diverse perspectives, the Arts & the City Year spotlights Penn’s commitment to knowledge that crosses disciplines and boundaries, while reaffirming the essential role of arts and culture in campus and city life.

This Friday, Nov. 20th there is an astounding range of events taking place across the Penn campus. You can find a full listing of all of the events here: www.vpul.upenn.edu/platthouse/artscrawl.php

Here is a small selection of some of the events taking place (edited to mostly Fine Arts related events):

8:30am – 9pm: Kamin Gallery, 1st Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Experience Penn Libraries provocative exhibition: Werner-Pfeiffer (censor, villain, provocateur, experimenter): Book objects & Artist Books. Refreshments from 2-4 pm.

10am -5pm: Addams Gallery - First Year MFA Exhibition.

12pm (doors open at 11:30 am): XPN Free At Noon Concert and Live Broadcast | WXPN/World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street. GRANT LEE PHILLIPS / BOB SCHNEIDER. FREE ADMISSION | RSVP @ XPN.org

12pm-8pm Institute of Contemporary Art - Join the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) from noon until 8pm for their exciting line up of fall exhibitions. Among them, Dance with Camera, a group show of over thirty artists, spanning seventy years featuring film, video and photography. At 6:30pm author Steven Conn will discuss his new book, Do Museums Still Need Objects? Music generously provided by WQHS, Penn's student radio station. ICA is always free!

7-9pm. Meyerson Hall - MFA Benefit Auction. Bid on contemporary work by University of Pennsylvania MFA Candidates, Faculty, Alumni, and Supporters of PennDesign. Auction Preview: Thursday, November 19th 10am – 5pm . All proceeds support PennDesign's 2010 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

8pm: The Rotunda - In this installment of the popular GATE experimental series, witness sonic innovations as Bowerbird presents local and international musicians who span countless styles and inspirations.

9:30pm: Finish up at Annenberg After Hours (Annenberg Center) for a FREE arts party! Eat food from your favorite local restaurants, try your luck at winning awesome prizes and get great deals on Annenberg Center tickets. Spend the night dancing or just hanging out while Pieris Music transforms the lobby into a happening club scene with its electronic string concertos, DJ interludes and hip video art projections. This event is part of the Penn Arts Crawl and is FREE to all students!

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