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Arts

Art: A Love Language

We asked Penn students why they create and love art. Here's what they said.

by AMANPREET SINGH

Love Hurts: Tales of Painful Love at The Moth StorySLAM

Early in February, World Cafe Live filled with heartbreak and hope.

by ALICE HEYEH

Meet Sophie Shen, the Wharton Sophomore Who Will Paint on Anything

Artist Spotlight | Drawing on shoes and jackets, Sophie infuses creativity into nearly everything she does.

by AMANPREET SINGH

'Frankenthaler on Paper': Small Works, Infinite Meaning

The Arthur Ross Gallery sheds light on rarely seen works of Helen Frankenthaler.  

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Karyn Olivier’s ‘Everything That’s Alive Moves’: An Exercise in Memory

This ICA exhibit constructs a space where spectacle is expected, but intimacy is essential. 

by AMANPREET SINGH

Vibe Check: Where to Get Your Art Fix This Week

This week, eat pancakes at midnight and try your hand at voguing.

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Was Ben Franklin a Player?

Dr. Carla Mulford investigated the character of Penn's founder this week at the Library Company of Philadelphia. 

by LAYLA MURPHY

What Art Means to the Philly–Based Muralists of the 'Streets Dept Walls’ Collection

Their murals—located at Fashion District Philadelphia—will be on display through January.

by AVERY JOHNSTON

When Climate Change Meets Contemporary Art

These contemporary artists are visualizing the real effects of climate change.

by REMA HORT

'Designs for Different Futures' at the PMA: Making Art in the Time of Climate Change

The latest special exhibition considers the ways art and technology interact with climate change. 

by TSEMONE OGBEMI

Why Are Dystopian Authors Making a Return to the Worlds They Created?

Margaret Atwood and Suzanne Collins have recently come back with additions to their most well–known works. What are they trying to tell us about the world we're living in?

by HARSHITA GUPTA

'Come From Away' Is As Emotionally and Politically Poignant As Ever

On its tour across the country, this Tony–winning musical about the aftermath of 9/11 reminds us how important it is to allow ourselves to feel.

by KEELY DOUGLAS

‘30 Americans’ Brings Visions of a New Artistic Future to Philadelphia

The latest special exhibition at the Barnes Foundation commemorates the 10th anniversary of this travelling art collection.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

My Top Five Weird Finds at This Year's West Philly Artists Yard Sale

Local artists cleared their studios out at Black Hound Clay Studio's yard sale event on Oct. 27, and they did not disappoint.

by LAYLA MURPHY

Onda Latina’s 'In Theaters Now': Sexy, Professional, and Larger–Than–Life

Penn's premier Latin dance troupe stunned audiences on the weekend of Nov. 1 with an upbeat and thematically cohesive show.

by AVERY JOHNSTON

'Notorious RBG': A New Exhibit at the NMAJH Dedicated to the Iconic Supreme Court Justice

The exhibit takes you through the incredible life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

by ANYA TULLMAN

Killjoy's Kastle: More Than Just A 'Lesbian Feminist Haunted House'

The exhibit, which showed in Philly through the Halloween season, reclaims a fundamentalist Christian tradition to explore our current politics surrounding gender and sexuality.

by QUINN ROBINSON

‘Rent’ 20th Anniversary Tour: A Powerful Live Musical Experience

Returning to the Merriam Theatre from a sold–out show in March, the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour was a beautiful reminder that Penn students should take advantage of Philly’s live musical scene. 

by JESSICA BAO

The Best Young Adult LGBT Novels I've Read During College

The YA section is full of hidden gems, and we picked some out for you.

by HARSHITA GUPTA

What Pop Art Can Say about Penn's Campus

The 'LOVE' sculpture is a piece of Pop Art history, but at Penn, it's taken on a new meaning.

by REMA HORT

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