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Virtual Contemplative Social Justice Art Tour of Penn’s Outdoor Sculptures

October 1, 2020 to October 15, 2020

Hosted by the SNF Paideia Program

Learn about Penn's sculpture collection with University Curator, Lynn Marsden-Atlass and Collections Manager, Lynn Smith Dolby.

What does art have to say about social justice? Allow Penn’s outdoor sculptures to speak to you (and indulge your nostalgia for Penn’s campus), as we spend an hour together contemplating, discussing and learning about some of Penn’s sculpture collection from a social justice perspective. We will explore simple wellness practices such as beholding and deep breathing. We will also share our perspectives on what we “see” when we take time to pause and really look at sculpture. Our co-sponsor, the Netter Center, will teach us about civic engagement opportunities at Penn and how to avoid burn-out through sustainable reflection. Finally, we will learn from our university curator and collections manager more about these pieces of art that ground our campus home here at Penn. This tour will include: Jacob Epstein’s “Social Consciousness”; Louise Nevelson’s “Atmosphere and Environment”; Alexander Archipenko’s “King Solomon” and Robert Indiana’s “Love.” 

Paideia is offering this workshop on two dates in the Fall semester. Click below to register for either date: 
Thursday, October 1Thursday, October 15 
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.