Sunday, February 14, 2016

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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      In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies
    • Sunday, February 14, 2016
    • 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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      Guided Gallery Tours
    • Sunday, February 14, 2016
    • The Museum offers guided gallery tours of select galleries during the weekend. Tours leave from the Daniel G. Kamin Entrance. Topics vary; see the website for details.
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      Second Sunday Culture Film Series: Muxes (2003)
    • Sunday, February 14, 2016
    • The Penn Museum presents a documentary film series themed around gender identities and cultural issues. February's film, "Muxes," tells the story of an indigenous Mexican culture that believes in the existence of a third gender, represented by the community's transgender women.
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      Sex: A History in 30 Objects
    • Sunday, February 14, 2016
    • Presented in conunction with the 2015-2016 Penn Humanities Forum on Sex, this exhibit offers a broad survey of how individuals from different eras and countries around the world have interpreted sexuality, gender and gender diversity through the millennia. Themes explored include "Love and Sex," "Beauty, Desire and Attraction," "Religion and Sex," "Gender Diversity," "Gender and Society" and "Initiation and Ceremony."
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      The Golden Age of King Midas
    • Sunday, February 14, 2016
    • The museum seeks to answer a 3,000-year-old question: What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? On display will be more than 120 ancient objects from Turkish museums.
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      What's So Dangerous About Black Women's Sexuality?
    • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    • Acclaimed for her pioneering work in law and public policy, Dorothy Roberts traces the long history of policing and punishing Black women's sexuality, including current policies that sustain fearful stereotypes of Black female licentiousness. Why, Roberts asks, is Black women's sexuality considered to be so dangerous, and how has this fear worked to impede sexual liberation more broadly?
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      Celebration of African Cultures
    • Saturday, February 27, 2016
    • Learn about various African cultures during a diverse and exciting afternoon of storytelling, music and dance performances, workshops, children's activities and more. The festivities showcase a number of accomplished local artists and griots, including storytellers Queen Nur and Momma Sandi, Culture Shock, and the Egun Omode dance and drum performing arts collective.