The Penn Museum’s biennial Golden Gala was held on Friday, November 11, 2022 in celebration of the opening of the re-imagined Eastern Mediterranean Gallery, a dramatic 2,000-square-foot space that explores one of the greatest crossroads of culture in history—today’s Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, and their cultural exchange in the ancient world with Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, and Mesopotamia. Gala guests were among the first to view the gallery’s nearly 400 extraordinary artifacts spanning thousands of years of human history.
Penn President Liz Magill and Museum Director Chris Woods welcomed guests during a cocktail reception in the Museum’s grand Sphinx Gallery, which was followed by dinner in the majestic Chinese Rotunda. The enchanting evening concluded with dessert and dancing alongside artifacts from Pharaoh Ramses II in the Egyptian Gallery.
The 2022 Golden Gala Co-Chairs were Cason Crane & Fran McGill and Alice S. Sachs, CW69, & Herbert L. Sachs, W69, PAR. Proceeds from the Golden Gala support our work of ongoing excavations and research, educational and public programming, and stewardship of our world-renowned collections.
For more information about the 2024 Golden Gala, contact the Development Office.
See photos from the 2022 Golden Gala here.
Proceeds from the Penn Museum Golden Gala support our work of ongoing excavations and research, educational and public programming, and stewardship of our world-renowned collections.