Philadelphia, PA On Tuesday, October 20th and Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, The Penn Libraries will host artist Angela Lorenz and debut its exhibition of her “Victorious Secret: Entertaining Notions of Elite Ideals for Women, 300 AD” project. The life-sized mosaic panels of “Victorious Secret” feature competitive female athletes from Roman times and honor the 40th anniversary of Title IX, as well as the work of archaeologist Isabella Baldini Lippolis. Lorenz will illustrate 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.
Events on October 20th will begin at 4:00pm with an informal exhibition viewing and student-focused artist talk at the Education Commons in Franklin Field’s George A. Weiss Pavilion (233 South 33rd Street, between Walnut & Spruce). On October 21st, there will be a formal viewing at 4:00pm at the Education Commons. This viewing will be followed by a faculty-focused artist talk with Angela Lorenz in the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion (located on the 6th floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center). To register for the artist talk, please follow this link: http://www.library.upenn.edu/forms/eventsresponse21.html
The exhibit will be on view in the Education Commons from October 20, 2015 - February 15, 2016.