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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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http://www.penn.museum


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Anthropology and archaeology museum, Event Space, Weddings, Auditoriums, Corporate Events


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  • Established in 1887
  • Middle Market
  • Non Profit
  • Member Since 1998

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  • JAN
    27
  • World Culture Day: Chinese New Year Celebration

    Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:00 AM

    Posted on 12/5/2017 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Woof, woof! Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Penn Museum’s annual Chinese New Year celebration! One of Philadelphia’s oldest Chinese New Year celebrations, the daylong extravaganza is held in the China Gallery—home to a renowned collection of monumental Chinese art—and throughout the Museum. The whole family can enjoy traditional music and dance, tai chi and tangram workshops, a Shaolin-style Kung Fu demonstration, family gallery tours, storytelling, crafts and much more before the day ends with a drum roll, a roar, and the popular Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade.
    Free with Museum General Admission.

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  • SEP
    21
  • Footprints of Peace at the Penn Museum

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    Posted on 9/8/2014 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Penn Museum
    Sunday, September 21, 11 am to 4 pm
    Footprints of Peace Celebration

    Philadelphia’s Sonia Sanchez, an internationally renowned poet and peace activist, lends her vision and hosts a joyful and transformative International Peace Day celebration designed for all.

    The peace-focused art and poetry of Philadelphia-area children is included, and an afternoon poetry-making workshop gives everyone an opportunity to be creative. The presentation of a Peace Warriors certificate and the unveiling of a Peace Bench for a community location celebrate a brighter future and mark the intentions of the day. This program is part of Peace Day Philly 2014. Tickets: $10, includes discounted Museum admission. ACCESS Card holders: $2 (up to 4 people); STAMP card holders, free. Free for Penn Museum members, PennCard holders and children 5 and under.

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  • MAY
    08
  • Young Friends Event: Cerveza! Celebrating the South American Tradition

    Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:00 AM

    Posted on 4/30/2014 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Penn Museum American Section Curator Dr. Clark Erickson uses objects from the Museum's collections—some dating to more than 1,000 years ago—to help illustrate the history of chicha and manioc beer. Guests are then invited to taste ales, lagers, and hors d'oeuvres representative of the Amazon and Andean regions.

    Admission: $30; Museum members: $25

    Featured beers include:
    Xingu Black (Brazil)
    Cerveza Cristal (Peru)

    Featured hors d'oeuvres include:
    Shredded pork and sweet potato empanadas with smoked tomatillo salsa
    Grilled vegetable skewers with pepper aioli and goat cheese
    Tres Leches cake

    A cash bar is available throughout the reception. Must be 21+ to attend. See link for full event details and to reserve tickets.

    The Young Friends of the Penn Museum is a group of active Museum members ages 21-45. Questions about joining? Call 215.898.5093 or email youngfriends@pennmuseum.org

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  • Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug

    Posted on 4/23/2014 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Special exhibition April 12 through December 1, 2014 at Penn Museum: 3260 South St., Phila, PA 19104 — The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey—is the focus of this large-scale photography exhibition. Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug, a two-part exhibition fittingly presented under the vaulted ceilings of the Museum's first floor Merle-Smith Galleries, features 26 works by acclaimed Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertug. Through his lens and with his exceptionally large-scale prints, Ertug captures the grandeur of the ancient Byzantine churches, all designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, in crisp, bright, detailed photographs. A digital-screen slide show of exterior images of the churches, and an interactive kiosk where visitors can explore the rich iconography depicted in Ertug's photographs, enhance the exhibition.

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  • APR
    12
  • Exhibition Opening - Sacred Spaces - Saturday, April 12

    Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:00 AM

    Posted on 4/9/2014 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey—is the focus of this large-scale photography exhibition. Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug, a two-part exhibition fittingly presented under the vaulted ceilings of the Museum's first floor Merle-Smith Galleries, features 26 works by innovative, acclaimed Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertug. Through his lens, Ertug captures the grandeur of the ancient Byzantine churches, all designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the legendary Hagia Sophia, in crisp, bright, detailed photographs. A digital-screen slide show of exterior images of the churches, and an interactive kiosk where visitors can explore the rich iconography depicted in Ertug's photographs, enhance the exhibition.


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  • MAR
    01
  • Exhibition Opening - Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now

    Saturday, March 01, 2014 12:00 AM

    Posted on 2/10/2014 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Native Americans from around the region and across North America come to the Penn Museum Saturday, March 1, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, to share their art, culture, and perspectives and to celebrate the opening of Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, a new exhibition at the Penn Museum. Native Nations Dance Theater performs in an afternoon that features talks, demonstrations and storytelling by Native American leaders in film and journalism, scholarship, community development, archaeology, sports, language retention and social activism. Mini-workshops, special activities for families, and Native American foods on the Pepper Mill Café menu, round out the day. The celebration is free with regular Museum admission. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

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  • JUN
    02
  • Exhibition Opening - Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster - June 2, 1:00 – 4:00

    Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:00 AM

    Posted on 5/21/2013 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    This exhibit presents 33 posters, most targeting Africans and African-American civilians in times of war.
    Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 pm, and stay for special lectures. At 2:00 pm, Dr. Zuberi offers an overview of the poster collection, talking about what inspired him to start his collection—and what he hopes visitors will take away from the exhibition. Dr. Eugene Richardson, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen—an all African American regiment—from World War II, speaks at 3:00 pm. Free with Museum admission.

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  • APR
    10
  • Philadelphia READS! FREE Community Night Wednesday, April 10 at the Penn Museum

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 AM

    Posted on 3/19/2013 by Ms. Yael Eytan of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Penn Museum and the GPCA's GroundSwell initiative offers a free Community Night and the kickoff of a month-long children's book drive!
    WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 5 to 8 pm

    Penn Museum curators, collections keepers, and graduate students join in the celebration with gallery storytelling, and hands on activities.

    Guests can learn to write ancient Sumerian on clay tablets and write their names in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, during workshops offered throughout the evening. Stories from diverse cultures are presented by curators, keepers, and staff in the Museum's galleries. The event also features a poetry workshop, poetry readings by young writers, and more.

    Guests are encouraged to bring a new or gently used book—suitable for prekindergarten through elementary school—to contribute to Philadelphia READS.

    For more information, call 215.898.2680.

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