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April 30, 2013

The With Art Philadelphia™ Website Won A Webby Today

A piece of cool news that Team Uwishunu is pretty excited about: Visit Philly’s With Art Philadelphia™ Website won a Webby Award today. The With Art Philadelphia™ website is Visit Philly’s website dedicated to showing off Philadelphia as an amazing destination for lovers of art, newcomers to art and everyone in between. We launched it [...]

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February 27, 2013

The Penn Museum’s Annual Celebration Of African Cultures Set For Saturday, March 2

From 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, the Penn Museum is hosting an afternoon celebrating African cultures for the whole family. The event will center around African music, dance, food, crafts, storytelling and art. The festivities are included in museum admission. At 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m., storyteller, Sarai Abdul-Malik will treat guests to tales [...]

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January 16, 2013

New Exhibition “Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel” Coming To The Penn Museum February 10-May 19

A very important piece of archeological history is making its last United States stop in the City of Brotherly love. The Penn Museum is hosting an exciting traveling exhibit from February 10-May 19. Making its last stop in the United States before it travels to Paris and then home to Israel, Unearthing a Masterpiece: A [...]

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December 13, 2012

Count Down To The End Of The World With The Young Friends Of The Penn Museum At “Maya 2012: The Final Countdown,” December 21: DJ, Food, Drinks, Acrobatics And More

If the Mayans are right, it is all going to end on 12/21/12. And since there is little you can do about the end of the world — you’re no Will Smith, after all — why not go out in style (Maya style) at the Penn Museum? The Young Friends of the Penn Museum are [...]

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December 7, 2012

Roundup: Museum Gift Shops In Philadelphia To Consider For Unique Holiday Presents This Season

Philadelphia is home to some of the most impressive and unique museums in all the world. Let us not forget that in addition to beautiful galleries and treasure-packed collections, nearly every museum has its own gift shop full of merchandise that could end up being exactly what the hard-to-gift might genuinely get excited about this [...]

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December 4, 2012

Penn Museum To Celebrate Its 125th Anniversary Thursday, December 6 With A 12-Hour Open House: Free Admission And Treats, Gallery Talks, Flashlight Tours And More

Happy 125th Birthday, Penn Museum! One of Philadelphia’s most treasured institutions is celebrating a century and a quarter this Thursday, December 6, with an all-day open house — including free admission for all. If you enjoy adding obscure tricks to your life toolbox, it might be time to consider adding mummy preservation to the list. [...]

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November 29, 2012

Penn Museum To Celebrate The Diversity Of The Holidays With The 17th Annual “Peace Around The World” Event This Sunday, December 2

One of Philadelphia’s most beloved homes to anthropological artifacts from around the world, The Penn Museum, is the perfect place to go to revel in the tremendous diversity of holiday celebrations. On Sunday, December 2, just in time for the holiday season, the museum will host an afternoon of family-friendly activities centered around international holiday [...]

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October 22, 2012

The Penn Museum To Bring Back Its Treasures Jewelry Sale And Show, October 25-28

Attention jewelry lovers: as part of its Diamond 75th Anniversary celebration, the Women’s Committee of the Penn Museum is bringing back the annual Treasures Sale and Show, October 26-28. Sponsored by Tiffany & Co., whose CEO will be at the event, Treasures has evolved from the accessories and furnishings market of years past into something [...]

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October 19, 2012

Penn Museum Now Giving Visitors A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Artifact Conservation With Its “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies” Program

Penn Museum’s Egyptian collection, home to more than 42,000 ancient artifacts, is now offering visitors an inside look at the work that goes into conserving and maintaining the pieces that give us a glimpse at the ancient human world. Molly Gleeson, the project conservator, and other Penn Museum Conservators will be working on-site periodically and [...]

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October 12, 2012

Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones At The Penn Museum’s National Archaeology Day Celebration, Saturday, October 20

For the second annual National Archeology Day, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will celebrate by paying tribute to everyone’s favorite fake archeologist-explorer: Indiana Jones. Join in on a game show, stories from a National Geographic archeologist, touchable artifacts including a real ancient mummy, a kids and family obstacle course, arts and [...]

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