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.
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."
The historical King Midas lived in the prosperous city of Gordion, the political and cultural capital of the Phrygians nearly 3,000 years ago. In 1957, Penn Museum archaeologists excavated a spectacular royal tomb believed to be the final resting place of King Midas' father Gordios. Dating to ca. 740 BCE, the tomb contained a treasure trove of magnificent objects from the time of Midas. This world-exclusive exhibition, developed by the Penn Museum in partnership with the Republic of Turkey, is your chance to view more than 120 dazzling objects, including those from the royal tomb, on special loan from Turkish museums in Ankara, Istanbul, Anatalya, and Gordion.
Dr. Jeremy McInerney, Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, speaks about the Amazons in Greek legend and art. Who were these warrior women and why did they remain a source of curiosity, wonder, and fear in the Greek imagination?
Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health, and his oft-times collaborator Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewery, host this exclusive tutored tasting event. Guests can hear the stories of how archaeologist and brewer inspired one another, and taste some of the award-winning ancient brew recreations, including "Midas Touch," that were born from their collaboration.
Pith helmets are optional for this special night at the museum. Journey through time and across continents with hands-on opportunities, games and crafts while you explore Egypt, mummies and hieroglyphics.
Join the Center / Architecture + Design for the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk honoring Bjarke Ingles, architect of Philadelphia's forthcoming 1200 Intrepid at the Navy Yard, as well as 2 World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Google North Bayshore Complex in Mountain View, California. A portion of proceeds from this annual event support the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, a legacy project of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects.