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Title:
African Gallery Tour
When:
 01:30PM - 02:30PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Guided Tour
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Description

The African Gallery features art and artifacts from diverse cultures throughout the vast continent. View some of the sophisticated bronzes and ivories created by the artisans of Benin, a powerful empire existing in the 1600s that still thrives today. An ostrich egg water container, zebra-hide jewelry, and poison-tipped arrows are among the materials from southern Africa’s savannah and desert regions. A remarkable collection of secret society masks, fetish figures, beadwork, and textiles from West and Central Africa speak to the complex social systems in place for centuries before Europeans “discovered” and colonized the continent.

Public tours are included in Museum admission and do not require advance reservation.

Venue

Penn MuseumMap
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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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