The exhibition “Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans, Surgeon Dentist to Napoleon III,” mounted last year at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery, was the culmination of more than five years of work on the part of Penn Dental Medicine and the University Curator’s staff to locate, conserve and restore more than 130 paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photos, and decorative arts from the collection of Dr. Evans, as bequeathed to the dental school.
The Friends of the Thomas W. Evans Collection has been formed to ensure the ongoing preservation and display of the collection at Penn Dental Medicine. Much of the art displayed at the Arthur Ross Gallery is returning to the School to be incorporated into the public spaces of the Evans Building and Schattner Center, becoming part of the fabric of daily life at the School for all to enjoy.
Membership in the Friends group is open to Penn Dental Medicine alumni, as well as the general public. Friends will receive collection updates and special invitations to collection related events.
To become a Friend of the Thomas W. Evans Collection:
Dr. Peter Quinn (D’74, GD’78), Schoenleber Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Gary Cohen, Professor, Department of Microbiology
Mark Nester (D’87, GD’88)
For more information, contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 215-898-8951.