January 20, 2010
Back in the 1950′s, the former director of the Penn Museum, Froelich Rainey, created What in the World, a national television show that spanned for several seasons. Not familiar with the television show? You can watch a few of the old What in the World programs here, on YouTube.
Now, as a part of the Philagrafika 2010 international contemporary art festival, the museum is launching a new installation that features a recreated set from the famous television program. Along with the true to life set, the exhibit will highlight seldom seen artifacts that relate to the museum and a special video series about the 123 year old institution.
Once the exhibit opens next Friday, you’ll be able to catch the series of videos detailing the history of the Penn museum on YouTube. I’ll be Tweeting those out as they appear.
The installation launches on January 29th and runs through April 11th, with plenty of special events in between. To learn more about the exhibit and the Penn Museum, visit the museum’s official website.
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