There is always so much happening at the Penn Museum, we hope you will check out the events calendar often. There are also many events that are exclusive benefits of your membership!
We hope that you will join us for the following upcoming members-only events:
Thursday, February 5, 6:00 pmLoren Eiseley Society Dinner and VIP Preview of
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient PanamaLoren Eiseley Society members
Celebrate the opening of this new exhibition offering contemporary perspectives from a wide range of scholars and scientists on the Penn Museum's spectacular finds at the Pre-Columbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama.Friday, February 6, 4:00 to 7:00 pmMembers' Preview of Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama
Members are invited to an exclusive open-house preview of the new exhibition prior to its public opening on the following day.Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 pmPrivate Viewing of Year of Color ExhibitionsExpedition Circle and Loren Eiseley Society members
Enjoy a private tour of two exhibitions
and a following reception: Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present
with Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section, and Year of Color: Art in the Archives
with Alessandro Pezzati, Chief Archivist.Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 pmNew Member Welcome Event: Tour the Highlights of the Collection
Prior to the Members' Insider Event at 6:00 pm, new members are invited to become acquainted with the Museum's impressive holdings during a tour of the highlights of the collection.Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 pmMembers' Insider Event: Curator's Lecture on Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama
Clark Erickson, Curator-in-Charge of the American Section and curator of this special exhibition, will discuss the excavation and spectacular finds of the Pre-Columbian cemetery of Sitio Conte, as well as explore the exhibition's themes.Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 pmAnnual Fellows' ReceptionFellow and Benefactor members of the Expedition Circle and Loren Eiseley Society members
Following the Great Wonders lecture "The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and its Successors" by Brian Rosse, Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section, members at these levels may enjoy an exclusive reception.
Young Friends Events
We hope that you will join us for the following upcoming Young Friends event:
Wednesday, February 18, 6:00 to 9:30 pm R-Rated Romans
Stay in the Valentine's Day spirit with this foray into ancient Roman romance. Guests learn about some lusty customs of civilizations in antiquity during a humorous talk by Dr. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge, Penn Museum Mediterranean Section. Spice up the night further with a guided tour of suggestive and salacious objects in the galleries, and enjoy drinks from a cash bar. Admission: $20; $15, Penn Museum members and PennCard holders (includes one free drink for guests 21 and older). For more information, call 215.898.2680.
Women's Committee Events
Since 1937 the Women's Committee has been dedicated to assisting the Penn Museum in countless ways, including raising awareness and funds through events ranging from auctions to galas. For more information about Women's Committee events visit their website.