Join us on first Wednesdays at 6:00 pm from October through June 2014 for our "Great Voyages" lecture series.
Our Second Sunday Culture Films monthly series, presenting documentary films from cultures around the world, returns for a new season October 2013 through February 2014. We're pleased to partner with the Philadelphia Film Society and the Penn Humanities Forum on Violence in curating this collection of individual stories of resistance to cultural change, often in the face of imminent threats of violence.
Each film is introduced by faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and other universities, with open discussion among experts and audience members following the screenings. All programs begin at 2:00 pm in the Museum’s Rainey Auditorium. The series is free with Museum admission.
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Penn Museum Series Complements "One Day in Pompeii" Special Exhibition at the Franklin Institute
Ancient Pompeiians failed to recognize the warning signs of their famous entry into history. Perhaps the residents' libertine life of lavish dinner parties, evocative frescoes, and raucous sex in this Early Imperial Roman town distracted them from noticing violent earth tremors as early as three days before Mt. Vesuvius' catastrophic eruption on August 24, 79 CE.
Wednesday nights throughout the summer are synonymous with two things at the Penn Museum: eclectic live music and laid-back fun. This year's P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series, Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, kicked off June 19, 2013, and ran through September 11, 2013.
The International Student Reception is a special event hosted by the International Classroom and sponsored by more than 50 colleges, universities, and programs to welcome new international students and scholars to the Delaware Valley. This free event draws nearly 1,000 students and scholars from around 85 different countries.