Penn Museum January/February 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.

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"In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies"

Penn Museum Puts "Behind the Scenes" on Display with
Exhibition Featuring Open Conservation Lab

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Indiana Jones Day

Penn Museum Celebrates National Archaeology Day
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

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Morton Collection of Human Crania in the Spotlight With Year of Proof: Making and Unmaking Race

Famous—and Infamous—Morton Collection of Human Crania in the Spotlight
With Year of Proof: Making and Unmaking Race
New Exhibition at the Penn Museum Now through August 18, 2013

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Penn Museum "MAYA 2012: Lords of Time" Events

Penn Museum 2012 Events
In Conjunction with World Premiere Exhibition
“MAYA 2012: Lords of Time”

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International Classroom Program Presents the 43rd Annual International Students & Scholars Reception

Penn Museum’s International Classroom Program
Presents the 43rd Annual International Students & Scholars Reception
Friday, October 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

IntlClassroomWelcomeWebPHILADELPHIA, PA 2012—Penn Museum opens its doors to the world, as international students, scholars, and professionals new to the Delaware Valley are invited to attend this year's 43rd annual International Students Reception on Friday, October 5, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The Welcome Reception, held in the Chinese Rotunda at the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, is free for all international students.

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Penn Museum November/December Advance Calendar of Events

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Peripheries Documentary Series Features Monthly Film Screenings with Expert Commentators

Penn Museum Presents Peripheries 2012-13 Documentary Series
Monthly Film Screenings with Expert Commentators
On Second Sundays Beginning September 9

PHILADELPHIA, PA 2012—Peripheries, a new Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films series, explores the lives of people on society’s margins through a wide range of recent documentary films. Faculty experts from the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions introduce each film, with open discussion following the screenings. Presented in association with the 2012-2013 Penn Humanities Forum on Peripheries, Penn Museum’s Second Sunday Culture Film Series runs from October through February, beginning at 2:00 pm in the Museum’s Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South Street. The series is free with Museum admission.

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Art Excavators Club Meets Family Second Sundays at the Penn Museum, September 2012 through May 2013

I dig artPHILADELPHIA, PA 2012—Kids and families can dig right in to art, culture, and adventure, as the Penn Museum offers Family Second Sunday Workshops, 1:00 to 4:00 pm from September 2012 through May 2013. Geared to families with children ages 5 and up, each Family Second Sunday Workshop features a craft, touchable artifacts, and gallery activities. Attendees may drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm to participate.

Attendees to a Family Second Sunday Workshop automatically become members of Penn Museum’s Art Excavators Club. Club members who attend three Family Second Sunday workshops receive a free surprise!

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Penn Museum Joins The Philly Fringe with Two Programs September 13–16, 2012

From Monsters to Shakespeare with a Twist: Penn Museum Joins
The Philly Fringe with Two Programs September 13–16, 2012

fringegreenPHILADELPHIA, PA—Expect some strange situations and unlikely happenings at the Penn Museum September 13 through 16, 2012, when the Museum opens its Chinese and ancient Egyptian galleries for two Philly Fringe events.

Renowned New York artist and teacher Douglas Irving Repetto brings his Monsters: A Workshop and Happening to the Chinese Rotunda and the Warden Garden for a memorable afternoon open to all audiences on Sunday, September 16. Thursday through Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania’s own Underground Shakespeare Company uses the Museum’s iconic Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery as the backdrop to a reimagining of the bard’s famous tragedy Antony and Cleopatra.

Program details, and ticket information, below:

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Penn Museum October Advance Calendar of Events

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ChineyShopOctober 2
Tuesday, 6:00 pm

Live from the Archives!
The Chiney Shop
 (2012)

Penn Museum offers this U.S. premiere presentation of filmmaker/director Jeanette Kong’s new documentary, The Chiney Shop. Drawing from the Penn Museum's unique 1930s footage of Jamaica, The Chiney Shop tells the story of Chinese shopkeepers all over Jamaica and their relationships to the communities of which they were a part. Jeanette Kong presents the film. The program concludes with a panel discussion on the Chinese diaspora in the West Indies, featuring Penn Anthropology Professor Dr. Deborah Thomas, organizer, with Dr. David Eng, Asian American Studies at Penn, and Dr. Anne Marie Lee-Loy of Ryerson University. Admission: Pay-what-you-want.

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TREASURES Returns to Penn Museum Oct. 26–28 with New Focus on Jewelry

TREASURES Logo6-20-12 copyPHILADELPHIA (July 11, 2012) – Diamonds are a… museum’s best friend.

As part of its 75th Anniversary this fall, the Women’s Committee of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia is bringing back its signature fundraiser, TREASURES, Oct. 26–28. TREASURES originally began as a world cultures antiques show in 2005, and is now being relaunched with a focus on jewelry. The presenting sponsor of TREASURES is Tiffany & Co.

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Penn Museum Special Exhibition Schedule for Fall 2012

NEW SPECIAL EXHIBITS and DISPLAYS

MortonCollectionYear of Proof: Making and Unmaking of Race
September 2, 2012 through August 18, 2013

Is there such a thing in humans called race? Since the emergence of biology and anthropology, scientists have developed categories for all living things, including humans. But what can the categorization of humans tell us? Penn Museum houses the notorious Morton Collection of skulls, collected to confirm 19th century society's beliefs about racial hierarchy.  Understand how scientists have used the collection from the 19th century to today, and what implications arose from their respective analyses. Explore the history of race in this small display, which ties in with the University of Pennsylvania's 2013 themed "Year of Proof." Trescher Entrance Lobby, 1st Floor

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Penn Museum September Advance 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.

JoeTayoun5September 5–October 24
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Evening Program
Instructional Drum Circle

Come out and drum with Joseph Tayoun, internationally acclaimed Middle Eastern percussionist. Sessions include instruction of rhythms, technique, and a drum circle jam in the inspiring setting of the Museum’s Egypt (Sphinx) gallery. A limited number of drums are provided; drummers are encouraged to bring their own drums. Dancers are welcome! Admission: $15 walk-in ($100 in advance for all eight sessions); $10 walk-in student/Penn Museum member rate ($70 in advance for eight sessions). For more information, call 215.898.2680.

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P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Returns June 20

Line Dance @ Penn MuseumPHILADELPHIA, PA—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 on Wednesdays, June 20 through August 29, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Penn Museum's Stoner Courtyard.

The summer lineup features musical styles ranging from Middle Eastern folk/rock to Brazilian Bossa Nova and lively Creole Zydeco to funk fusion. For the after-work crowd, PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights offers great live performances in a relaxed outdoor locale, as well as drinks and light fare from the Pepper Mill Café's garden bar, and the chance to explore Penn Museum's many galleries. Concerts move inside in the event of rain.

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Penn Museum Presents an Evening to Imagine Africa, Wednesday, May 23

Penn Museum Presents an Evening to Imagine Africa
A Free Community Night of Music, Dance, and Art, Wednesday, May 23
As Part of Ongoing Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum Gallery Project

KennyJPHILADELPHIA, PA—Penn Museum hosts a celebration of African and African-American culture with a Free Community Night, Wednesday, May 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The evening features dynamic percussion by the West Powelton Steppers Drill Team, electrifying moves by line dance instructor Kenny J, and the spoken word poetry of the Philly Youth Poetry Movement, as well as a comic book workshop with members of the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention. Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell joins Penn Museum in presenting this event, in conjunction with the ongoing Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum gallery project.

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Exchange of Prisoners with Metropolitan Museum of Art

Penn Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art Agree to “Exchange of Prisoners”
As Part of Loan Agreement for Metropolitan Museum’s “Dawn of Egyptian Art” Exhibition
Statue of Bound Captive on View at Penn Museum Beginning May 2
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA—When Penn Museum agreed to lend objects from its Egyptian collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their new exhibition, The Dawn of Egyptian Art (April 10 through August 5, 2012), Penn Museum’s Egyptian section curator made one special request—for a temporary “exchange of prisoners.”

Penn Museum Egyptian Door SocketMetropolitan Museum’s curator of the exhibition and University of Pennsylvania alumna Diana Craig Patch requested­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 10 objects from the Penn Museum, one of which is a spectacular stone door socket carved in the form of a captive, regularly on view in the Penn Museum’s Upper Egyptian Gallery. With his body flattened to the ground and his hands bound behind, the figure on the door socket bears the unhappy likeness of a prisoner of Egypt under Pharaoh’s domination. Once, part of a temple at the ancient cult site of Hierakonpolis, a heavy wooden door turned on a pivot that would have fit into the depression on the captive’s back. The artifact dates to the first or second Egyptian dynasties—between 3000 and 2675 BCE.

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CANCELLED: SAND SCULPTURE PLANS FOR THE PORCH AT 30TH STREET STATION


MAY 1, 2012—It may not be the end of the world, but it is the end of plans for a 25-ton sand sculpture on The Porch in front of Amtrak 30th Street Station.

On Monday morning, Greg and Brandi Glenn, the California sand artist couple, began the 25-ton sand project for the Penn Museum, to herald the world premiere of MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, a new exhibition opening May 5. They had plans to sculpt a larger than life recreation of Altar Q, a famous monument from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Copan in Honduras.

After the sand arrived, some concerns developed because the sculpture was being created on a PennDOT bridge structure. University City District, partner of the project, was then informed that a series of approvals would be needed, taking several days in order for the project to move forward—time the sculptors did not have.

“We are sorry not to be able to present this sand sculpture, intended to celebrate the great Maya art of Copan, Honduras, as we herald the opening of MAYA 2012: Lords of Time—but we are mindful that it is not the end of the world!” noted Dr. Richard Hodges, Penn Museum Director. “Our new exhibition explores the supposed ‘end of the world’ predictions of the ancient Maya—and we hope that area residents and Amtrak riders alike will come to Penn Museum to see the rich art and culture in this great show—while there is still time!”

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"MAYA 2012": ¿Profecía Antigua o Mito Moderno?

logo webPRMAYA 2012: ¿PROFECÍA ANTIGUA O MITO MODERNO?
El Penn Museum de Filadelfia explora los orígenes de las predicciones del fin del mundo en 2012 con la nueva e importante exhibición MAYA 2012: Los señores del tiempo

Presidente Lobo de Honduras Cortará la Cinta a la Celebración de Apertura, Sábado, el 5 de Mayo

FILADELFIA, PA—¿Creían los mayas que el mundo se terminaría en diciembre de 2012?

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