February 21, 2016
Penn Museum celebrated the world-exclusive premiere of its "The Golden Age of King Midas" exhibition on Feb. 6 with a gala attended by more than 300 guests who enjoyed a cocktail reception, exhibition preview, and dinner fit for a king. The exhibition features 150 objects, including more than 120 ancient artifacts on loan from four museums in Turkey. Among the speakers were Julian Siggers, Williams director of the Penn Museum; Ertan Yalcin, consul general at the Turkish Consulate in New York; honoree Charles K. Williams II; and Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania.
September 11, 2016 |
Before a cheering crowd in Philadelphia on Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) campaigned alongside a would-be colleague, Senate candidate Katie McGinty. Also promoting Hillary Clinton, who was not present but whose campaign coordinated the event, Warren said McGinty would fight for the average citizen, work against Wall Street, protect women's rights, and support affordable higher education. "The game is rigged, the GOP rigged it, and that's why Katie McGinty and Hillary Clinton and I are going to work to unrig it," Warren said.
September 23, 2015 |
Christopher Jones, 77, of Kimberton, a University of Pennsylvania Museum archaeologist known for his discovery and deciphering of inscriptions left by the ancient Maya culture of Guatemala, died Thursday, Sept. 3, of cancer at his home. As a research associate and later a consulting scholar for the museum, Dr. Jones was engaged in ongoing study and massive publication efforts pertaining to Tikal - one of the largest ancient cities in the Americas. Tikal was the capital of a city-state during the Classical period (200 to 900)
April 15, 2012 |
Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Symposiums & Seminars Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA is hosting a few information sessions on how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. Center City office, 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2180; 215-790-9200 or www.bbbssepa.org. 6 pm Wed•Noon Thurs•10 am Sat National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Independence Mall; 215-409-6700 or www. constitutioncenter.org. Reservations required. Income Tax Day, free with museum admission 9:30 am-5 pm Tues•Social Media: The New Political Battleground, 6:30 pm Thurs•One University: FDR and the Path to WWII: What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then, Admission $89. Reservations are required at www.onedayu.com.
December 22, 2012
Friday-Saturday Sounds of the season The Philadelphia Orchestra will celebrate the holidays with "The Glorious Sound of Christmas. " Join the orchestra for favorites at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St. Admission: $40-$119. Time: 7 p.m. Information: 215-893-1999, www.philorch.org . Friday Party like there's no tomorrow Join the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology as it holds a celebration for the end of the world ... 12-21-12, according to an ancient Maya calendar.
April 16, 2016
Friday-Sunday Changing spaces A trio of installation artists - ceramicist Matthew Courtney , paper sculptor Sun Young Kang , and painter Zahra Nazari - have created large-scale works for the show Transformations , ending this weekend at the Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford. Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 610-525-0272 or www.mainlineart.org Friday Short subjects The invaluable Secret Cinema presents Movies for Every Occasion: The Best and Worst of Castle and Official Films, a selection of nine-minute reels made to be sold to projector owners for home showings.
August 7, 2011
Indicates wheelchair-accessible. Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Authors Margaret Thorell , "Swedes of the Delaware Valley," American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave; 215-389-1776 or www.americanswedish.org . $5 ASHM members, $10 nonmembers. 6 pm Wed. Special Events Pine Barrens Ecology & Wildlife Meet rehabilitated but nonreleasable animals & learn about Pine Barrens ecology. Bring lunch. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington; 215-887-6603 $40 9am-4pm Sun 2011 Summer Sampler Learn about the coming year at this evening of community, study, food, music, and more.
January 27, 2016
Chinese New Year at Penn Museum The long: More than 1,000 people attend Penn's family-centric, annual early Chinese New Year kickoff. Year number 4712, a monkey year, is also the archaeology and anthropology museum's 35th such celebration. The short: Don't miss the lion dance finale in the garden, weather permitting. All day long: New performance every half-hour, heavy on the martial arts, plus calligraphy and craft stations in and beyond the China Gallery and its famous crystal sphere.
December 21, 2012
By Julian Siggers It's Dec. 21, and for some, that means it must be the end of the world. At the Penn Museum, where we've been presenting the exhibition "Maya 2012: Lords of Time" since May, talk of apocalyptic prophecy and consequent media coverage has been building steadily. We've certainly had our own fun with the "phenomenon," even going so far as to bring DJ Scribble out tonight for a final countdown dance party (no word yet on what that last song will be). "Maya 2012: Lords of Time" draws upon the Penn Museum's own extensive Maya scholarship and recent archaeological discoveries at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Copan, Honduras, to examine what the ancient Maya understood about time, the calendar, and the cycles of life.