Anniversary of Founding Celebrated With 12-hour Open House 10 am to 10 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012
Museum Launches Online Excavation Timeline, Publishes Special Expedition Magazine Issue, as Part of Celebration
Day of the Dead Celebration at the Penn Museum Takes a Maya Focus
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
For the most updated information on programs offered at the Penn Museum, and for online pre-registration (optional or required for some programs) visit the Museum's website: www.penn.museum/calendar.
Penn Museum Puts "Behind the Scenes" on Display with
Exhibition Featuring Open Conservation Lab
Famous—and Infamous—Morton Collection of Human Crania in the Spotlight
With Year of Proof: Making and Unmaking Race
New Exhibition at the Penn Museum Now through August 18, 2013
Penn Museum 2012 Events
In Conjunction with World Premiere Exhibition
“MAYA 2012: Lords of Time”
Penn Museum Strengthens Partnership with Turkey
Museum Agrees to Indefinite Term Loan of “Troy Gold” Jewelry
Penn Museum’s International Classroom Program
Presents the 43rd Annual International Students & Scholars Reception
Friday, October 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA, PA 2012—Penn Museum opens its doors to the world, as international students, scholars, and professionals new to the Delaware Valley are invited to attend this year's 43rd annual International Students Reception on Friday, October 5, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The Welcome Reception, held in the Chinese Rotunda at the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, is free for all international students.
For the most updated information on programs offered at the Penn Museum, and for online pre-registration (optional or required for some programs) visit the Penn Museum Events Calendar.
Penn Museum Presents Peripheries 2012-13 Documentary Series
Monthly Film Screenings with Expert Commentators
On Second Sundays Beginning September 9
PHILADELPHIA, PA 2012—Peripheries, a new Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films series, explores the lives of people on society’s margins through a wide range of recent documentary films. Faculty experts from the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions introduce each film, with open discussion following the screenings. Presented in association with the 2012-2013 Penn Humanities Forum on Peripheries, Penn Museum’s Second Sunday Culture Film Series runs from October through February, beginning at 2:00 pm in the Museum’s Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South Street. The series is free with Museum admission.
PHILADELPHIA, PA 2012—Kids and families can dig right in to art, culture, and adventure, as the Penn Museum offers Family Second Sunday Workshops, 1:00 to 4:00 pm from September 2012 through May 2013. Geared to families with children ages 5 and up, each Family Second Sunday Workshop features a craft, touchable artifacts, and gallery activities. Attendees may drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm to participate.
Attendees to a Family Second Sunday Workshop automatically become members of Penn Museum’s Art Excavators Club. Club members who attend three Family Second Sunday workshops receive a free surprise!
From Monsters to Shakespeare with a Twist: Penn Museum Joins
The Philly Fringe with Two Programs September 13–16, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, PA—Expect some strange situations and unlikely happenings at the Penn Museum September 13 through 16, 2012, when the Museum opens its Chinese and ancient Egyptian galleries for two Philly Fringe events.
Renowned New York artist and teacher Douglas Irving Repetto brings his Monsters: A Workshop and Happening to the Chinese Rotunda and the Warden Garden for a memorable afternoon open to all audiences on Sunday, September 16. Thursday through Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania’s own Underground Shakespeare Company uses the Museum’s iconic Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery as the backdrop to a reimagining of the bard’s famous tragedy Antony and Cleopatra.
Program details, and ticket information, below:
For the most updated information on programs offered at the Penn Museum, and for online pre-registration (optional or required for some programs) visit the Penn Museum Event Calendar.
Tuesday, 6:00 pm
Live from the Archives!
The Chiney Shop (2012)
Penn Museum offers this U.S. premiere presentation of filmmaker/director Jeanette Kong’s new documentary, The Chiney Shop. Drawing from the Penn Museum's unique 1930s footage of Jamaica, The Chiney Shop tells the story of Chinese shopkeepers all over Jamaica and their relationships to the communities of which they were a part. Jeanette Kong presents the film. The program concludes with a panel discussion on the Chinese diaspora in the West Indies, featuring Penn Anthropology Professor Dr. Deborah Thomas, organizer, with Dr. David Eng, Asian American Studies at Penn, and Dr. Anne Marie Lee-Loy of Ryerson University. Admission: Pay-what-you-want.
PHILADELPHIA (July 11, 2012) – Diamonds are a… museum’s best friend.
As part of its 75th Anniversary this fall, the Women’s Committee of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia is bringing back its signature fundraiser, TREASURES, Oct. 26–28. TREASURES originally began as a world cultures antiques show in 2005, and is now being relaunched with a focus on jewelry. The presenting sponsor of TREASURES is Tiffany & Co.