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Summer Nights Twitter Photo Contest!

By: Josh

We want to see what you guys are experiencing at P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights from your own perspective, so starting June 11th, we will be running a photo contest through Twitter! While you are here snapping away on your smartphones, tag your photos with #summernightsmusic @pennmuseum for a chance to win some great prizes! Here are a […]

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Summer Nights Foursquare Special

By: Josh

Wednesday nights ring out this summer in West Philadelphia, as the rich sounds of international music return to the lush garden setting at Penn Museum. The third annual P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series features weekly performances onWednesdays, June 20 through August 29, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Penn Museum’s Stoner Courtyard. Make sure […]

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Students! Discount Tickets Available for African Singer Oumou Sangaré with your Penncard

By: Josh

Well known African musician Oumou Sangaré performs LIVE at the Penn Museum Saturday November 12 at 8 pm. The Museum’s African Gallery and the “Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum” gallery project remain open from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm. Tickets: $40 general admission, in advance and at the door.Students with Penncards, $20. For ticket information: […]

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The Daily Pennsylvanian explores the secrets of the Penn Museum

By: Josh

  In the days leading up to Halloween, Julie Xie of The Daily Pennsylvanian took a tour of the Penn Museum’s galleries and storage rooms with its senior archivist Alex Pezzati. “If a ghost exists, this is a great place for them” Read More.

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Penn Museum Featured on NBC10 Go Global Stay Local: Africa

By: Josh

Kate Quinn, Director of Exhibits is featured in this video spot on NBC 10 highlighting some of the African cultural experiences West Philly has to offer including our Imagine Africa project.

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New York Times Spotlights Stewart Culin’s work at the Brooklyn Museum

By: Josh

Philadelphia ethnographer Stewart Culin worked as director of the Penn Museum from 1892 to 1903 and was instrumental in acquiring the Historic Games Collection. After his time here, Culin became a curator at the Brooklyn Museum and helped establish their African gallery. A recent New York Times article has more on the subject and the […]

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The Ban Chiang Project

By: Josh

Ban Chiang is a village/mortuary site in northern northeast Thailand, in the province of Udon Thani. Excavated by Chet Gorman of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and Pisit Charoenwongsa of the Thai Fine Arts Department in 1974-1975, this extraordinary site was among the first to establish the existence not only of a hitherto unknown prehistoric […]

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Summer Nights Foursquare Flash Special

By: Josh

Hi! @SocialMediaJosh here writing to inform you of a great foursquare Flash Promotion the museum will be running during the PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights series. Be one of the first ten people to check in on your smart phone and you will receive a FREE drink (with a valid ID… of course). So […]

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Test Your Gladiator Knowledge

By: Josh

Penn Museum invites visitors to an afternoon exploring the history of the ancient Roman Empire’s spectacular fighter–the gladiator. Gladiator Day features gladiatorial bouts and demonstrations, a gladiator lecture, gladiator-inspired arts and crafts, balloon art creations, a food demonstration, and Italian-inspired cuisine, on Saturday, April 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, throughout the galleries of the […]

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And the Winner is…

By: Josh

Congratulations to Renee Campbell for winning the “Silk Road Smile Contest”. Here is the caption you all voted for… “Eyebrow maintenance is important! I am so happy I brought my brow-waxer with me to the after-life!” Thanks to everyone who participated!

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