Penn Museum June/July/August 2013 Calendar of Events

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.

June 1
Saturday, 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Afternoon Mini-Seminar
Death and Sacrifice in Early Egypt: Ritual Murder and Pre-Dynastic Mummification at the Penn Museum
This program features lectures by four experts on Egyptian mummies, and includes a visit to the Museum's Conservation Lab for an up-close look at one of our specimens. Speakers include Lynn Grant, Head Conservator; Dr. Beth Ann Judas, President, American Research Center in Egypt - PA chapter; Dr. Jane Hill, Rowan University; and Dr. Ellen Morris, Barnard College. Sponsored by ARCE-PA. Admission: $20, general public; $10, students with ID. For more information, visit www.arce-pa.org.

Black-Bodies-LogoWEBJune 2
Sunday, 1:00 pm
Exhibition Opening
Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster
Tukufu Zuberi has been collecting war posters since 2005, with a particular focus: propaganda and messaging largely used to mobilize Africans and African-Americans in times of war. Well-known as a host of the hit PBS series History Detectives, Dr. Zuberi is The Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, and Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Selections from his unique poster collection form the principal focus of this all-new exhibition. The ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 1:00 pm, followed by special lectures related to the exhibition. 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. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

June 5
Wednesday, 6:00 pm
"Great Battles: Moments in Time that Changed History" Evening Lecture
Hannibal's Secret Weapon in the Second Punic War
Hannibal, a Carthaginian commander who lived ca. 200 BCE, is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His use of the environment in his warfare against Rome in the Second Punic War—often called the Hannibalic War—set precedents in military history, utilizing nature and weather conditions as weapons to complement his generally smaller forces. This strategic marshaling of nature could be described as a "second, secret army," as demonstrated in his battles at Trebbia, Trasimene, and Cannae. Admission with advance registration: $5; $10 at the door based on availability. To register, visit www.penn.museum/greatbattles.


SumWonderKidsSummer Wonder Program

The Summer Wonder program, appropriate for guests of all ages and their families, celebrates diverse cultures through music, dance, performance art, and interactive demonstrations. All performances are free with Museum admission.

Wednesday mornings, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

July 3
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
Native Nations Dance Theater
Native Nations Dance Theater invites guests to "keep the Native Spirit alive," and celebrate Native American culture through song, dance, storytelling, and traditional regalia. Audiences can witness the Round Dance, Snake Dance, and more; help drum out some rhythms at their seats; and join presenters on stage to try some dance moves. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

TomLee1July 10
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
Tom Lee presents Marduk and the Creation
Some of the world's oldest stories—possibly the very first ever to be written down—come from cuneiform tablets that were buried in the deserts of the Middle East for thousands of years. Visitors can listen to Tom Lee's adaptation of the ancient Mesopotamian tale, Marduk and the Creation, transporting them through immense reaches of time to a world where gods and heroes walk side by side. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

July 17
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
Mock Turtle Marionette Theater with Gamelan Mekar Sari presents Shadow Stories
Turn out the lights! And slip down underground into the World of Shadows! Mock Turtle Marionette Theater sets aside its strings and wooden puppets to take guests on a journey with shadow puppets. Audiences can discover a glowing set of magical stories from places as diverse as China, Africa, Ireland, and Bali. The stories are set to live Balinese music performed by Gamelan Mekar Sari. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

July 24
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
Family Stages presents Finding King Tut
Visitors journey with Howard Carter to the Valley of the Kings in the year 1922, when Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen—an effort that was six years in the making. Family Stages' Finding King Tut combines humor and history to give audiences a deeper understanding of ancient Egyptian culture and the work of archaeologist Howard Carter. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

July 31
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
Charlotte Blake Alston presents Stories and Songs in the Oral Tradition
Whether accompanying her stories with a thumb piano, djembe, or a 21-string kora, Charlotte Blake Alston uses her melodic and mesmerizing voice to breathe life into contemporary and ancient tales alike. All of her programs draw upon the rich source of stories, songs, games, and music that are the hallmarks of the African and African-American oral traditions. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

JoeBalmosAugust 7
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
A Day with Ancient Greece presents Heroes and Heroines of the Mythic Age
Audiences travel back in time with Penn Museum docent Joe Balmos to a time when ancient Greek gods and goddesses competed with men and women to see who was the cleverest and bravest. Guests discover how Heracles, the greatest Greek hero, overcame the fierce Nemean Lion, whose golden fur was tougher than any mortal weapon; and learn how beautiful Atalanta defeated every man who challenged her, until the goddess Aphrodite sent a man who knew that apples were the only way into her heart. Participants will swing Heracles's huge olive wood club at the Nemean Lion and search for Atalanta's golden apples in an interactive presentation filled with surprises and fun. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

August 14
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
Mary Knysh presents A Medieval Feast
Visitors join Mary Knysh in an exploration of medieval music and instruments and their continuing influence today. A rich collection of chants, ballads, recorder melodies, troubadour songs, and stories—experienced through Mary's vivid interpretations—give modern audiences a glimpse into everyday life in the Middle Ages. Presented in association with Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

August 21
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Summer Wonder" Event
Linda Humes presents A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Storyteller Linda Humes celebrates the legacy and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accompanied by master percussionist, Sanga of the Valley. Filled with stories about Rosa Parks, Marion Anderson singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and civil rights songs of the day, Linda pays tribute to this giant in American history and his powerful message of peace and justice for all. Presented in association with Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania. This event is free with Museum admission; for more information, call 215.898.4016.

Audience from grassP.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights
The sounds of summer in West Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, just got sweeter. P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights provides musical entertainment and an after-work happy hour destination in a verdant outdoor space. P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights runs June 19 through September 11 in the Penn Museum's Stoner Courtyard. Food and drink are available for purchase. Event occurs rain or shine. Admission: $5 (includes general Museum entry fee).

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

June 19
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Animus
Bill Koutsouros' internationally acclaimed ensemble kicks off the series, offering an exciting fusion of ancient and modern music with traditional elements of Greek, Rock, Middle Eastern, Blues, Indian, Jazz, and African music. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

June 26
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Barakka
This Philadelphia-based, multi-ethnic group specializes in Turkish folk-rock with a mix of eastern and western instrumentation, including guitar, oud, drums, bass, darbuka, and keyboards. Their performance features original pieces by Baris Kaya, as well as innovative interpretations of traditional Turkish folk music. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

July 3
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Magdaliz and Her Trio Crisol
This Latin ensemble is dedicated to the interpretation of folk and traditional music from all over Latin America and the Caribbean. Puerto Rican boleros, Cuban sones, Mexican mariachi music, Colombian cumbias, and Dominican merengues are some of the many styles they perform. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

ZydecoJuly 10
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Zydeco-A-Go-Go
With Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps, this group combines funky New Orleans rhythm and blues and vintage Louisiana rock and roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

July 17
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
The Urban Shamans
A movement of word, sound, and power, the Urban Shamans use their versatile musical abilities and high energy performances of Afro-beat, hip hop, and reggae music to effect positive change. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

July 24
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Cold Blue Electric
This exciting four-piece jazz/fusion ensemble presents an eclectic repertoire of classic jazz, '70s and '80s fusion hits, stylish progressive rock, and their own unique original material. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

July 31
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Newspaper Taxis
This award-winning, Manhattan-based group celebrates the spirit of The Beatles with an energetic live show that's sure to keep the audience dancing all evening long. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

KGB2August 7
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
The Kalob Griffin Band
Better known to its devoted fans as the KGB, this Pennsylvania-bred, Philadelphia-based outfit of Americana rock n' rollers strive to provide listeners with an energetic and unique "KGB family" experience that's built around a variety of influences, tapping into multiple genres. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

August 14
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble
Inspired by the early 20th-century tradition of the community mandolin concert, this group lays down original tunes and arrangements, as well as selections of jazz, swing, bluegrass, old-time, folk, and world music. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

August 21
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
West Philadelphia Orchestra
An eclectic ensemble made up of Philly's finest and wildest musicians, the West Philadelphia Orchestra gets the crowd moving with the poignant melodies and the frenetic, propulsive rhythms of Eastern Europe. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

August 28
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Mid East Ensemble
Accomplished percussionist Joe Tayoun's Mid East Ensemble features acclaimed local, regional, and international musicians, performing a lively arrangement of classical and folk Arabic, Turkish, and Armenian music. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

LeanaSongSeptember 4
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Leana Song
This Philadelphia-based drum & music ensemble specializing in Afro-Cuban and West African drumming combines traditional call-and-response patterned Yoruba songs with modern folk and jazz instruments and harmony. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

September 11
Wednesday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
The Boyler Boys
This Irish pub band originated during an informal session, and has been playing together for more than 15 years. The Boys play a mix of traditional and quasi-traditional tunes, jigs, reels, hornpipe, and polkas, as well as a few songs about celebrating life. Tickets are just $5 each, and include Museum admission donation. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.

The Penn Museum is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on Penn's campus, across from Franklin Field). Public transportation to the Museum is available via SEPTA's Regional Rail Line at University City Station; the Market-Frankford Subway Line at 34th Street Station; trolley routes 11, 13, 34, and 36; and bus routes 21, 30, 40, and 42. Museum hours are Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Wednesday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, with P.M. @ PENN MUSEUM evening programs offered select Wednesdays. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission donation is $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens (65 and above) and active U.S. Military; $8 for children (6 to 17) and full-time students with ID; free to Members, PennCard holders, and children 5 and younger. Beginning July 1: admission donation is $15 adults; $13 for senior citizens (65 and above); free for U.S. Military (and free for military families over the summer, through participation with the Blue Star program); $10 for children and full-time students with ID; free to Members, PennCard holders, and children 5 and younger.

Hot and cold meals and light refreshments are offered to visitors with or without Museum admission in The Pepper Mill Café; the Museum Shop and Pyramid Shop for Children offer a wide selection of gifts, books, games, clothing and jewelry. Penn Museum can be found on the web at www.penn.museum. For general information call 215.898.4000. For group tour information call 215.746.8183.

Photos (from top): Penn Museum's new Black Bodies in Propaganda exhibition opens June 2 and runs through March 2, 2014; kids enjoy a lively and engaging performance during the Penn Museum's weekly "Summer Wonder" series, Wednesdays at 11:00 am during July and August (photo: Penn Museum); Storyteller Tom Lee shares the story of Marduk and the Creation during this year's "Summer Wonder" series (photo courtesy Tom Lee); Penn Museum docent Joe Balmos transports audiences back to ancient Greece during this year's "Summer Wonder" series (photo: Penn Museum); audiences soak up some sun and great music at the Penn Museum's "P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights" concert series (photo: Penn Museum); audience favorite Zydeco-A-Go-Go returns to perform at this year's "P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights" concert series (photo courtesy Zydeco-A-Go-Go); local rock n' roll troupe The Kalob Griffin Band performs August 7 at the "P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights" concert series (photo courtesy The Kalob Griffin Band); Leana Song returns to perform at this year's "P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights" concert series (photo courtesy Leana Song).

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First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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