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Collections on Display

A Look Back at 20 Years of Penn Libraries Exhibitions

December 3, 2018-February 1, 2019

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Gotham Book Mart graphic: monogram GBM shown with three 18th century men in a boat.

The Kislak Center’s Gotham Book Mart Centennial

Wise Men Fished Here

A Centennial Exhibition in Honor of the Gotham Book Mart, 1920-2020

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Jay I. Kislak Symposium: Modernism - Materiality - Meaning
Thursday, February 28 - Saturday, March2, 2019
Photo of palm leaf manuscript archive by Anthony M Cerulli

Manuscriptistan

Photographs by Anthony M. Cerulli

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Seeing, Framing, and Experiencing Manuscript Cultures in Contemporary India
Lecture and panel discussion, Thursday, November 5, 5PM
The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Binding of S.A. Neff, Jr.

The Bibliophile as Bookbinder

The Angling Binding of S.A. Neff, Jr.

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Sponsored by the Penn Music Department & the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Music in the Pavilion

2018-2019 Concert Season Schedule

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
September 28, 2018, Musicians from Marlboro
September 28, 2018, Musicians from Marlboro
November 9, 2018, Mezzosoprano Meg Bragle
November 9, 2018, Mezzosoprano Meg Bragle
February 15, 2019 Cello Soundings: Tom Kraines & Friends
February 15, 2019 Cello Soundings: Tom Kraines & Friends
April 5, 2019 Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players
April 5, 2019 Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players
Rocky on the Philadelphia Museum steps holding up a cello

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians 5th Annual Audience Appreciation Day

String Trio in the Pavilion

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Woodcut detail: twisted tree and a spider web

A Symposium

Romantic Prints on the Move

February 1-2, 2019

Philadelphia Museum of Art & Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Philadelphia Museum of Art's Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Perelman Building
Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Sponsored by the Penn Music Department, the Kislak Center, & the Albrecht Music Library

Music in the Pavilion

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
September 27, 2019 Night Music Chamber Ensemble
September 27, 2019 Night Music Chamber Ensemble
September 27, 2019 Night Music Chamber Ensemble
November 8, 2019 "The varies Carols I Hear" Penn Sings Whitman
November 8, 2019 "The varies Carols I Hear" Penn Sings Whitman
November 8, 2019 "The varies Carols I Hear" Penn Sings Whitman
January 17, 2020 Jasper String Quartet & Friends
January 17, 2020 Jasper String Quartet & Friends
January 17, 2020 Jasper String Quartet & Friends
April 10, 2020 Arcana New Music Ensemble
April 10, 2020 Arcana New Music Ensemble
April 10, 2020 Arcana New Music Ensemble
WIC intern in VR goggles

Wolf Conference 2019

Immersive Storytelling: Creating Narratives with VR & AR

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Ptolemy, [Almagest] [manuscript] [Spain], A.H. 783 (1381), LJS 268, 132v

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Arabic and Greek Science and Philosophy

Form and Style in the Transmission to the Latin West

Professor Charles Burnett, The Warburg Institute, University of London

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Monday, November 11: Fides Interpres
Monday, November 11: Fides Interpres
Monday, November 11: Fides Interpres
Tuesday, November 12: Sensus huius litterae est
Tuesday, November 12: Sensus huius litterae est
Tuesday, November 12: Sensus huius litterae est
Thursday, November 14: Intentio mea in hoc libro
Thursday, November 14: Intentio mea in hoc libro
Thursday, November 14: Intentio mea in hoc libro
Reflect

Common Press & Kelly Writers House

The Word Made Manifest

Text in Handmade Paper

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Advertisement: Mineral teeth

Thomas Evans

and the Professional Press

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Amacher at Beethoven's tomb: Double image

Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction

A talk by scholar-artist Bill Dietz on the life and work of Maryanne Amacher (1938 – 2009)

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Nikolay Ushin, book cover design for  Emil Zola's Germinal (Russia, 1926), Monroe Price Collection, Kislak Center

Red Etchings:

Soviet Book Illustrations from the Collection of Monroe Price

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Red Etchings: Soviet Book Illustration from the Collection of Monroe Price
Guest curator talk and reception - Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:30PM
Patricia Brennan

Making Artificial Intelligence Trustable, Transparent & Useful

The Role of the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD
Director, National Library of Medicine

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Hands of pianist Rieko Aizawa and cellist Paul Tortelier at the piano, 1992.

Musical Partnerships at Play:

The Marlboro Music Festival

 

Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Lecture, performance, & reception
Friday, September 28, 2019, 6:15-9:00pm
Penn flutes

Music in the Stacks

Penn Flutes, Deluxe Holiday Edition

S.T. Lee Lounge , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail from of Charles Godfrey Leland's May 3, 1870 letter to George Henry Baker, UPenn Ms. Coll. 1070

Archives Month Philly

From Antarctica to Zimbabwe

Around the World with Archives, Books and Codices

October 23, 2019, 5:00-6:30 PM

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Exhibit: Soviet architecture

Soviet Architecture: The Fifth View

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Sketch of Walt Whitman by William Wallace Gilchrist from the papers of E. Sculley Bradley

Whitman Vignettes: Camden and Philadelphia

An exhibition in conjunction with

Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Tuesday, May 28 - Exhibition Opening
Tour, reading, book signing, reception
Okada Gyokuzan, Morokoshi meishō zue

Global Perspectives on the Medieval Past

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail of a butterfly ink jet print

Identification and Preservation of Inkjet Prints

in Museums, Libraries, and Archives

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Identification and Preservation of Inkjet Prints in Museums, Libraries, and Archives
Workshop: Thursday, September 12, 9AM-5PM
Cusack Family Seminar Room 629, Kislak Center
Cover of Ashley Bryan's autobiography Infinite hope featureing a black and white photograph of him as a young soldier in WWII with a line sketch of a soldier overlayed in yellow

Ashley Bryan Archive Celebration

and Philadelphia Book Launch for Infinite Hope

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Ms. Codex 910 Decameron, Folio 1r

2018-2019 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & Center for Italian Studies Fellow’s Lecture in Italian Manuscript Studies

Writing and Reading Rubrics in the Renaissance Decameron

Rhiannon Daniels, Senior Lecturer in Italian History Bristol University

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Composite image of type from broadside Dreyfus est innocent (France, 1898), Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair, Kislak Center

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump

Lecture by Edward-Isaac Dovere

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from De bibel inhoudende het Oude ende Nyeuwe Testament, 1560. Evans Bible Collection. Folio BS224 1560.

Thomas Wiltberger Evans

16th Century Bible Collection

On exhibit May 1 -August 2, 2019

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Collage

Penn Libraries presents

A Symposium on Preserving Contemporary Cultural Heritage

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
New York Voices, ©Ashley Bryan

An Evening with

Ashley Bryan

Renowned Artist, Poet, Storyteller, and Humanitarian

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Receipt of payment for advertising two courses at the University of Pennsylvania in the North-Carolina Star newspaper, 1850

Penn and Slavery:

A Symposium organized by the Penn & Slavery Project
& the Program on Race, Science, and Society

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
LJS 47, fol. 41v, showing a chromatic scale diagram, merged with a detail of the linked data model of the Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project

12th Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Hooking Up

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Rare Book Department, Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 3rd fl.
Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

2019-2020 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow's
Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

Changing Minds

Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds
through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

Professor Fabrizio Lelli, University of Salento (Lecce, Italy)

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Penn Chamber Music cellist

Music in the Stacks

Penn Chamber Student Musicians

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S.T. Lee Lounge , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Mahzor

2018-2019 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

A Mahzor is a Mahzor is a Mahzor?

Studying CAJS Rare MS 382

Professor Elisabeth Hollender, Goethe Institute Frankfurt

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Sepia photo showing an aisle of Alhambra

Returning Splendor to Ruins

Recovering the Alhambra in Plaster Casts & Prints

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Art Territory Identity

Fisher Fine Arts Library exhibit

Art, Territory, and Identity

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Tab. VI from Philip Pfaff's "Abhandlung von den Zähnen des menschlichen Körpers und deren Krankheiten" (RK301 P53 1756)

Early Medical and Dental Books

From the Thomas Wiltberger Evans Collection

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Bound to Conserve: The Art of Angling and the Future of Rivers

Bound to Conserve: The Art of Angling and the Future of Rivers

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Gotham Book Mart graphic: monogram GBM shown with three 18th century men in a boat.

Jay I. Kislak Conference to honor the Kislak Center’s Gotham Book Mart Centennial exhibition

Modernism - Materiality - Meaning

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Barbara Henry woodcut of Walt Whitman

A Symposium

Whitman at 200

Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
PEAL

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wise Men Fished Here

Polyvocal Poetry: Sound and Resound
A Performance of Randall Couch's Peal

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Keith Carter. Leaves of Grass #1, 2018-2019, from the series Walt Whitman: Beautiful Imperfect things. Courtesy of the Artist.

Keith Carter: Art and the Archive

Presented in conjunction with "Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Walt Whitman, “22 specifications,” Manuscript, [1882], List of the passages to be expunged from James Osgood’s 1881 Boston edition (6th ed.) of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

Censorship & Democracy: From Whitman to the 21st Century

A panel in conjunction with Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor