Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Victorious Secret:
Entertaining Notions of Elite Ideals for Women, 300 AD
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Artist Angela Lorenz discusses the research and process for her life-sized mosaic panels of competitive women athletes from Roman times, based on originals in Piazza Armerina, Sicily, on view in the Education Commons from October 20, 2015 - February 15, 2016. Lorenz, known for her conceptual use of materials in artist's books, a number of which are housed in Special Collections, details how the mosaic panels, created from buttons and hairpins, relate to her work as a whole, and how art may be used to circulate the findings of archaeologists and other academics. This project honors the 40th anniversary of Title IX, as well as the work of archaeologist Isabella Baldini Lippolis, which shows us how these ancient women should be famous for what they are doing, not just for what they are wearing.

4:00-5:00 PM
Exhibition viewing at the Education Commons

George A. Weiss Pavilion, Franklin Field
233 South 33rd Street, between Walnut & Spruce

5:30 PM
Artist talk with Angela Lorenz

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th floor

Registration for this talk is appreciated. RSVP HERE
or contact us at rbml@pobox.upenn.edu or 215.898.7088.

Angela Lorenz, detail of mosaic Victorious Secret (2013-2013), Angela Lorenz
© Angela Lorenz
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)