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Special Events, Winter/Spring 2015 From an opening day celebration, to special Panamanian menu items in the café, to lectures, family activities, a young professionals' "Gold Diggers" tax time party, and Penn Museum members-only opportunities, visitors can unearth more while exploring the new exhibition. For details and updates, visit or

Expanded Exhibition of Large-Scale Photographs by Renowned Turkish PhotographerCaptures Grandeur of Byzantine Churches  "We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth...we only knew that God dwells there among men."—Ambassadors to Prince Vladimir of Kievan Rus' on seeing the churches of Constantinople, 987 CE. PHILADELPHIA, PA—The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of Turkey—is the focus of an expanded, large-scale photography exhibition opening April 12, 2014 at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug, a two-part exhibition fittingly presented under the vaulted ceilings of the Penn Museum's first floor Merle-Smith Galleries, features 26 works by innovative, acclaimed Turkish photographer Ahmet Ertug. Through his lens and with his exceptionally large-scale prints (some as large as six feet wide), Ertug captures the grandeur of the ancient Byzantine churches, all designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, in crisp, bright, detailed photographs. A digital-screen slide show of exterior images of the churches, and an interactive kiosk where visitors can explore the rich iconography depicted in Ertug's photographs, enhance the exhibition.

Exhibition Opens at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia Saturday, March 1, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, PA—Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, a new exhibition opening at the Penn Museum March 1, 2014, challenges visitors to leave preconceptions about Native Americans behind—and discover a living tapestry of nations with distinct stories, identities, and contemporary leaders.

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

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