Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now

New exhibition open until 2019
Ruth and Earl Scott Gallery, 2nd floor
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Today’s Native American leaders are speaking. Come and listen.

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Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug

Vaults of Heaven: Visions of Byzantium
Heaven on Earth: Churches of Constantinople

Hagia Sophia interior

"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth...we only knew that God dwells there among men."—Ambassadors to Prince Vladimir of Kievan Rus' on seeing the churches of Constantinople, 987 CE.

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 an expanded, large-scale photography exhibition.

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Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present

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Cultures the world over and throughout millennia have used marble and other natural stone for monumental building and the decorative arts. Stone embodies permanence and durability. In its colorful and variegated forms, the material can be used to create objects that signify power, wealth, and luxury.

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Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum

How do you imagine Africa? Do you see it as the home of powerful nations? Do you think of intricately carved masks or fine art? Maybe you’re interested in the peoples living in Africa today.

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In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies

Upper Baugh Pavillion, 3rd Floor

Live Mummy Conservation!

Part exhibition, and part working laboratory, a glass-enclosed conservation lab brings you right into a museum conservator’s world. See the tools of the trade and watch as conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian objects including rare paintings, ancient funerary objects, and, of course, mummies! Enjoy this unique opportunity to follow conservators as they protect, restore, and preserve pieces of ancient Egyptian history in this 2,000 square foot exhibition.

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Year of Proof: Making and Unmaking Race

Trescher Entrance Lobby, 1st Floor

Is there such a thing in humans called race?

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