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.
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.
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."
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?
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.
The Penn Museum presents a documentary film series themed around gender identities and cultural issues. March's film, "Soul Food Stories," examines life and social interactions within a culuturally diverse Bulgarian town.