Landscape / Soundscape

January 14 – March 26, 2017 12pm–5pm

At the core of the exhibition Landscape / Soundscape, landscape photographs from Penn’s University Art Collection are paired with commissioned soundscape compositions. The resulting installations explore the photograph’s capacity to visually convey a sense of sound – musical, natural elements, urban rhythms, or otherwise. The installations also offer opportunity for sound art to complement and alter one’s perception of a photographic landscape. Within the context of the exhibition, landscape is used in its broadest sense, from sweeping natural landscapes to cityscapes to abstractions. Likewise, the corresponding soundscapes are commissioned from a broad spectrum of sound artists and musicians, from those working with field recordings and electronics to noted instrumental performers. Landscape / Soundscape, is curated by Heather Gibson Moqtaderi, Associate Curator & Collections Manager for the University Art Collection, with Collaborative Curator of Sound Eugene Lew. This is the sixth in the series of collaborative exhibitions between Penn’s Office of the Curator and the Arthur Ross Gallery.     [metaslider id=1141]



Lucien Clergue Elliot Erwitt Ralph Gibson Clarence John Laughlin Erica Lennard Andrew Moore Eliot Porter Karen Riedener Jerry N. Uelsmann Minor White


Sarah Angliss Michael Roy Barker Olivia Block Nadia Botello La Cosa Preziosa Marinna Guzy Eugene Lew Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Christopher Sean Powell Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith


In tandem with Landscape / Soundscape, a juried selection of student projects are presented on the Gallery’s digital touchscreen kiosk.

view the virtual student exhibition

view the artist biographies