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Shared Vision

August 6, 2014

The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Shared Vision: The Myron A. and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection, opened to the public on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The exhibition includes 63 works drawn from the Portenar’s extraordinary gift of over 800 prints, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper donated to the University in 2013.

Dr. and Mrs. Portenar selectively built their collection over forty years, filling the walls of their homes in New York and New Jersey. A Penn alumna, Anne Portenar’s (C’49) passion and vision focused on 20th century masters. Seen by the public for the first time, Shared Vision celebrates the couple’s lifelong appreciation for art. As Anne Portenar states, “There’s other art that I love, but this is passion!”. Here at Penn the Portenar collection will continue to give – as it is used for teaching, research, and new scholarship by faculty, students, artists, and curators.


Friday, September 12 at 5:00 PM
Gallery Talk: Lynn Marsden-Atlass and Heather Gibson Moqtaderi, Co-Curators

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Concert by Dolce Suono Ensemble
Mimi Stillman, flute
Misoon Ghim, mezzo soprano
Gideon Whitehead, guitar
Composers: Debussy, Bach, Handel, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla

Dolce Suono Ensemble presents a concert in conjunction with Shared Vision: The Myron A. and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection. The program, curated by DSE Artistic Director Mimi Stillman, draws on the Modernist and Latin American works in the collection for its musical inspiration, connecting with two major DSE projects: “The Americas Project”, exploring the music of the United States and Latin America, and “Música en tus Manos” (Music in Your Hands), an engagement initiative with Philadelphia’s Latino community. Co-sponsored by Dolce Suono Ensemble and the Arthur Ross Gallery.

Gregory Tobias, Gallery installer

Gregory Tobias, Gallery installer

Arthur Ross Gallery and Bikes

Raymond Roarke

Arthur Ross Gallery and Bikes

Lynn Marsden-Atlass, Gallery Director and University Curator

Thursday, October 2, at 6:00 PM
Lecture: “The Art of Collecting 20th- Century Prints”
Molly Steiger, Vice President, Senior Specialist, Prints, Sotheby’s, New York.
The lecture and reception are co-sponsored by Sotheby’s and the Arthur Ross Gallery.

Events are free and open to the Penn community.
The exhibition continues at the Arthur Ross Gallery through October 12, 2014.