University of the Arts Names New President

University of the Arts Names New President

David Yager, dean of the Arts Division at University of California, Santa Cruz, chosen after national search.
Spinning Yarns Exhibition & Auction: Through Oct 9

Spinning Yarns Exhibition & Auction

Exhibit curated by Photography Program Director Anne Leighton Massoni, through Oct 9 in Hamilton Hall Galleries. Auction on Oct 9 benefits Photo students.
Elegy for Tesla | Professor Jeanne Jaffe: Through Jan 30

Elegy for Tesla

A multimedia, motion-activated installation inspired by the life of inventor Nikola Tesla by Sculpture Professor Jeanne Jaffe, through Jan 30 at Rowen University.
Illustration Alum Reimagines Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' as Beloved Book Turns 150

Illustration Alum Reimagines Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' as Beloved Book Turns 150

Drawings by Charles Santore BFA '56 (Illustration) in reprints of 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground' and 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.'
Evan Solot Tribute Concert & Scholarship Fundraiser: Oct 17

Evan Solot Tribute Concert & Scholarship Fundraiser

Held in recognition of the longtime faculty member/alum’s retirement from UArts, Oct 17 in Caplan Recital Hall.
UArts Partners with City of Philadelphia Public Schools to Help Talented Young Artists

UArts Partners with City of Philadelphia Public Schools

University’s Pre-College Programs to provide scholarships to students in 22 schools.

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