Press Releases: Events
Celebrates Diversity Within Africa & Among African Diasporic Cultures PHILADELPHIA – Developed in partnership with The Colored Girls Museum, the Penn Museum will unite contemporary and traditional cultural practices across Africa and the African Diaspora with CultureFest!, Saturday, May 4 from 1:00– 8:00 pm.
Celebrating the Persian New Year – Saturday, March 30 PHILADELPHIA – Developed and presented in partnership with the Shabahang Iranian Cultural Society of America and the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Museum will celebrate spring with CultureFest! Nowruz, Saturday, March 30, from 1:00 – 8:00 pm.
September and October 2018 The Penn Museum offers a wide range of programs geared to multiple ages and interests. This fall, several new opportunities—from Conversational Corners and Crafternoons to Crawl Out Thursdays, Coffee with a Keeper, and Museum Mile—invite guests to experience the international museum and galleries in unique and personal ways! Guests can explore the full calendar of events (and sign up in advance where required) at www.penn.museum/calendar.
Wednesdays, June 20 through September 5, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Penn Museum PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—Summer officially begins June 21—but the Penn Museum starts it off a day early with the Middle Eastern-fusion sounds of Animus, the kick-off band of the Summer Nights Concert Series running Wednesdays, June 20 through September 5, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Now in its eighth season, the series brings an eclectic lineup of performances from some of Philadelphia’s best live bands—offering the sounds of Creole Zydeco, Latin Jazz, Middle Eastern folk, Pre-Revolutionary Cuba, and more.
Summer Wednesdays are Kid and Family Days June 27 Through August 15 at the Penn Museum
With Weekend Concerts, Special Program at the Penn Museum June 23 - 24 PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—It’s official: Relâche, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble with an international reputation for commissioning and performing innovative music of our time, has reached a milestone anniversary. The ensemble, which melds Western classical traditions with jazz, rock, electronica, world music, and more, concludes its in-residence season at the Penn Museum June 23 and 24, with a weekend-long 40th birthday celebration of concerts and special programming.
Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—As the weather gets warmer and sunny days grow longer, the Penn Museum offers a Celebration of Jamaica on Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, in partnership with the region’s Young Caribbean Professional Network, Team Jamaica Bickle – Philadelphia, and Jamaica Land We Love (Jalawelo). The family-friendly day features reggae and steel pan music from the Caribbean Islands, dance, storytelling, distinctive crafts, a curator gallery talk, and more, all free with Museum admission.
Saturday, March 24, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 18, 1:00 to 4:00 PM Museum Event Kicks off Historic University of Pennsylvania Teach-In March 18 to 22
Penn Museum events are posted online at www.penn.museum/calendar. Check the website for more information and updates!.
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