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March 15, 2011

Penn Museum To Conclude Its Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition With A PECO World Culture Day: Music, Dance, Tea Tasting, Crafts And More

Penn Museum To Conclude Its Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition With A PECO World Culture Day: Music, Dance, Tea Tasting, Crafts And More

Penn Museum celebrates the final days of its landmark exhibition from China, Secrets of the Silk Road, with a fun-filled PECO World Culture Day, Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, titled Along the Silk Road, will bring the Silk Road to life with music and dance performances, a Chinese and […]

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March 3, 2011

The Penn Museum’s Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition To Be Featured On NBC Tonight

The Penn Museum's Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition To Be Featured On NBC Tonight

Join NBC 10 anchor Tim Lake tonight, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. as he explores the story behind Secrets of the Silk Road, the Penn Museum’s new landmark exhibition from China. The show will feature in-depth interviews with officials that are key to the exhibition, plus background on some of the major artifacts on display […]

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February 22, 2011

The New York Times Reviews The Penn Museum’s Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition

The New York Times Reviews The Penn Museum's Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition

This weekend’s New York Times tipped its hat to the Penn Museum’s Secrets of The Silk Road exhibition. The writer commends the “remarkable” and “astonishing” objects that comprise the exhibit, from the bundled infant mummy to silk pillows and robes. One of our favorite quotes: “[V]isitors can only react with something like awe at how […]

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February 18, 2011

Update: The Penn Museum’s Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition Opens Today With a Full Complement of Chinese Artifacts And Mummies

Update: The Penn Museum's Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition Opens Today With a Full Complement of Chinese Artifacts And Mummies

There’s been some uncertainty in the status of The Penn Museum’s Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition, so we wanted to clarify what the deal is. From now to March 15, Secrets of the Silk Road will be presented with the original artifacts and mummies from China for a limited time only. From March 17-28, […]

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February 10, 2011

The Penn Museum’s New Pepper Mill Cafe Is Serving Food Inspired By The Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition, Now Through June 5

The Penn Museum's New Pepper Mill Cafe Is Serving Food Inspired By The Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition, Now Through June 5

The Pepper Mill Café at the Penn Museum invites guests to take a culinary journey along the Silk Road, for the duration of the current marquee exhibition Secrets of the Silk Road. The Café is now offering a changing variety of regionally-inspired Silk Road lunch menus, daily afternoon teas, and Happy Hour drinks and bar […]

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January 25, 2011

The Penn Museum Is Hosting An Opening Weekend Celebration For Its Secrets Of The Silk Road Exhibition, February 5-6

Young dancers from the Chinese for Families language school are performing at the Secrets of the Silk Road Opening Weekend. (Photo courtesy Penn Museum)

If you visit the Penn Museum Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., be assured, your eyes are not deceiving you: there are indeed two large double-humped camels circling the building. These beasts of burden are part of the opening celebration for the museum’s new exhibition Secrets of the […]

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January 10, 2011

Secrets Of The Silk Road International Exhibition Arrives At The Penn Museum For Its Only East Coast Stop, February 5

Secrets Of The Silk Road International Exhibition Arrives At The Penn Museum For Its Only East Coast Stop, February 5

Update: Secrets of the Silk Road has been modified, and will open with the artifacts and mummies from China for a limited time only, from February 18 to March 15. From March 17-28, the exhibition will continue with all the artifacts but without the two mummies. The Penn Museum is hosting Secrets of the Silk […]

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July 28, 2010

Tonight: Silk Road Summer Nights Music & Happy Hour Series Outside at the Penn Museum

Tonight: Silk Road Summer Nights Music & Happy Hour Series Outside at the Penn Museum

In anticipation of their upcoming Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition (opening February 5th, 2011) the Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) presents the Silk Road Summer Nights music series every Wednesday evening through the end of August. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy the warm weather in the Penn […]

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