Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
World Culture Afternoon
17th Annual Peace around the World: Passport to Cultures
It's time to get into the holiday spirit! Gather family and friends and head over to the Penn Museum for a FREE holiday celebration! The lively afternoon features a Middle Eastern drumming workshop, a fusion dance workshop, a poetry reading and workshop, an Indian dance performance, storytelling, a choir performance, exotic facepainting, balloon art, international family crafts, and free treats for children!
Visitors receive a “Passport to Cultures” with an itinerary to visit galleries where Penn Museum International Classroom speakers share holiday traditions of their home countries. Write Japanese and Chinese symbols in calligraphy, place a wish on a Wishing Tree in a distinctly Hong Kong New Year tradition, or get your palm decorated with mhendi, a henna tattoo featuring ceremonial art designs!
1:00 - 1:30 pm Episcopal Academy Middle School Singers and Orchestra
1:30 - 2:00 pm Penn HYPE Dance Workshop
2:00 – 2:30 pm Middle Eastern Hand Drumming Workshop
2:30 – 3:00 pm Artwell Peace-themed Poetry Reading and Workshop
3:00 - 3:30 pm Bharatiya Cultural Center Indian Dance Performances
3:30 – 4:00 pm Storytelling
1:30 - 3:30 pm ongoing:
Have your Passport stamped at 6 or more cultures and receive a prize!