Friday, October 24, 2014
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Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology)

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Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology)
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3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4000
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now
    • Friday, October 24, 2014
    • The 2,000 square foot exhibition tells important stories of Native American successes in achieving independence as sovereign (self-governing) Nations. Through old and new objects, video and audio recordings, and digital interactive opportunities, this exhibition allows visitors to develop a new understanding of the original inhabitants of this land, as told through Native American voices. There are four main themes presented in the exhibition: Local Nations, Sacred Places, Continuing Celebrations, and New Initiatives.
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      In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies
    • Friday, October 24, 2014
    • Part exhibition and part working laboratory, this exhibit allows visitors to see various archaeological tools and watch as conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian funerary objects. Staff will be opening their windows twice daily to answer visitor questions.
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      Culinary Expeditions: A Fall Celebration of Food and Cultures
    • Friday, October 24, 2014
    • This fall, discover more about traditional Native American cooking tools, ancient Egyptians’ penchant for tilapia, and the merits of wine decantation, as the Penn Museum explores food, drink, culture and cuisine through the international galleries. Guests are invited to take a Culinary Expedition, visiting 10 food-related artifacts in the Museum galleries via a new self-guided tour.
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      Year of Color: Stone & Marble From Antiquity to the Present
    • Friday, October 24, 2014
    • This pecial exhibit draws upon more than 25 objects from the Penn Museum collection to explore the human phenomenon of valuing and collecting colored stone through the ages. From the dark blue lapis lazuli and deep red carnelian stones quarried in far-flung regions and favored by ancient Mesopotamians, to the many-colored mosaics found in ancient Israel, to the finely chiseled marble sculptures of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and the smooth soap stone carvings of Native American peoples half a world away, human ingenuity with colored marble and stone is on display.
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      Year of Color: Art in the Archives
    • Friday, October 24, 2014
    • The Penn Museum Archives presents a special exhibit of 40+ drawings and photographs that illustrate the diversity of color imagery within the Museum's collections.
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      Day Of The Dead At Penn
    • Saturday, November 1, 2014
    • The third annual Day of the Dead at Penn Museum delivers pageantry, traditional dance, music, storytelling and puppetry, paper machĂ© artistry, sugar skull and mask making, face painting, special foods and more. The celebration is included in admission price.