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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Steve Vinson of Indiana University, Bloomington, discusses the association between noted Egyptologist Gunn and occultist Crowley. He'll also be discussing why Gunn and some of his contemporaries developed an interested in the esoteric and occult.
The third annual Day of the Dead at Penn Museum delivers pageantry, traditional dance, music, storytelling and puppetry, paper maché artistry, sugar skull and mask making, face painting, special foods and more. The celebration is included in admission price.