Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology)

Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology)
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3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
      Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now
    • Wednesday, December 17, 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.
      Culinary Expeditions: A Fall Celebration of Food and Cultures
    • Wednesday, December 17, 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.
      Year of Color: Stone & Marble From Antiquity to the Present
    • Wednesday, December 17, 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.
      Year of Color: Art in the Archives
    • Wednesday, December 17, 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.