Ensemble Reanimates Silent Films with Live Accompaniment Relâche, Philadelphia’s internationally renowned new music ensemble, returns for an encore year as ensemble-in-residence at the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The new three-concert series, “Music for the Mystery of Silents,” features live accompaniment to silent films presented in the Museum’s recently renovated Widener Hall. The series kicks off Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 pm, with Maya Deren: New Music and her Surreal Silent Films, with live music by Teiji Ito, Kyle Gann, Leslie Burrs, and Chuck Holdeman. The series continues with performances in January and May 2015.


Multigenerational International Peace Day Program Features PerformancesBy T.C. Carson, Black Ice, Lady Alma, Danny Simmons, Jr., Vinie Burrows, More PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2014—This International Peace Day, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, in collaboration with City poet laureate emeritus and peace advocate Sonia Sanchez, invites the community to join in a spectacular and life-affirming celebration, FOOTPRINTS OF PEACE.


September through December 2014 at the Penn Museum PHILADELPHIA, PA 2014—French historian Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) once noted, "The mere smell of cooking can evoke a whole civilization." This fall, the Penn Museum, home to art and artifacts from civilizations around the world, invites visitors to explore the international galleries with an eye to food, drink, culture, and cuisine as experienced by humans throughout the ages.


A Talking Orangutan Recounts Tales of Discovery and Adventureat Free, Multimedia Program in Museum's Harrison Auditorium PHILADELPHIA, PA Summer 2014— An adventurous, late 19th century scientific expedition, richly documented in the Penn Museum's Archives, is the inspiration for Borneo Odyssey, a new multi-media theatrical production, presented free of charge Saturdays, August 23 and September 13, 3:00 pm in the Penn Museum's Harrison Auditorium. (Separate admission fee required to view Museum galleries.). The September 13 production is a featured event of the 2014 Fringe Festival.


At the Penn Museum Wednesday, August 13, at 1:00 pmEvent Features Ceremonial Passing of the WampumPHILADELPHIA, PA, 2014—Long before the first Swedish settlers, before William Penn's arrival, before there was a United States of America, the Lenape people lived and thrived in Philadelphia and a wide region that included what is now eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and southern New York. The history and culture of the Lenape Indians is an integral part of this region.On Wednesday, August 13 at 1:00 pm, members and friends of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, who will be 13 days into a 17 day "Rising Nation" Delaware River journey by canoe, take a slight detour to visit the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street in Philadelphia, inviting area neighbors, friends, organizations and families to participate at the signing of the Treaty of Renewed Friendship. Participants who choose to sign indicate their support of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania as partners and caretakers of their sacred homeland.


This Planet is Doomed: A Sun Ra CelebrationAt the Penn Museum Thursday, July 10, 7:00 to 10:00 pm In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s arrival on Earth, The Galleries at Moore and Ars Nova Workshop (ANW), in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum), present This Planet is Doomed: A Sun Ra Celebration, an evening of poetry, futuristic sounds, archival films and an Afro-Futurist dance party. The event is free and open to the public.


Penn Museum Presents Summer Wonder Series, Family-Friendly Programs Featuring Music, Dance, Storytelling and More Five Wednesday Mornings, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, July 2 through 30 PHILADELPHIA, PA—Penn Museum's Summer Wonder series returns this season with a diverse lineup of performances and demonstrations perfect for children 5 to 13, and the whole family. This weekly morning program offers an opportunity to enjoy international music and dance, hear stories from around the world, and more!Summer Wonder 2014 programs run Wednesday mornings, July 2 through 30, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The programs are free with Museum admission donation—guests may explore the museum before or after the program. For more information or to pre-register groups of 10 or more (no pre-registration necessary for individuals and families), call (215) 746-6774 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak5af6a269a85b12f1bde5d372699d5d26').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5af6a269a85b12f1bde5d372699d5d26 = 'education' + '@'; addy5af6a269a85b12f1bde5d372699d5d26 = addy5af6a269a85b12f1bde5d372699d5d26 + 'pennmuseum' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text5af6a269a85b12f1bde5d372699d5d26 = 'education' + '@' + 'pennmuseum' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak5af6a269a85b12f1bde5d372699d5d26').innerHTML += ''+addy_text5af6a269a85b12f1bde5d372699d5d26+''; .


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