September 5, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA - The Penn Museum will indefinitely lend ancient jewelry known as "Troy gold" to Turkey in exchange for a future exhibition of King Midas artifacts, officials announced Tuesday. The deal is part of what Penn Museum officials call a landmark agreement to work more collaboratively with Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The Penn Museum acquired the early Bronze Age jewelry in 1966. But it wasn't until 2009 that scholars identified the items as likely being from the historic city of Troy.
July 11, 2012 |
INTERNATIONAL music in a lush garden setting — that's the plan from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29 for the P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series in the Stoner Courtyard at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South St., 215-898-4000, penn.museum). Concerts move inside if the weather doesn't cooperate. There's a bar and light refreshments, and museum galleries stay open till 8 p.m. Admissions vary, depending on how much you want to see. Enjoy the P.M. concert and visit the special exhibit "Maya 2012: Lords of Time" for $15.50 a person.
May 14, 2012 |
When I was in high school, students were almost entirely ignorant of the fact that the Americas were already densely populated when Columbus bumped into the island of Hispaniola in 1492. Some of these civilizations, particularly the Aztecs, the Maya, and the Inca, were as sophisticated as any pre-Columbian European cultures, in some instances more so. As it was, I and my cohorts accepted the "conquistadors-and-Indians" version of American history as right and true. Where am I going with this?
May 5, 2012 |
Fine Arts Maya 2012: Lords of Time. The origins of intricate Maya timekeeping systems are an integral part of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's exploration of a civilization that flourished, with cities already in existence by 500 B.C., in what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, and El Salvador. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, president of Honduras, will join Penn Museum director Richard Hodges at a ceremony to open the exhibition. — Sally Friedman Exhibition hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through Jan. 13 at 3260 South St. Timed tickets, which include admission to the rest of the museum, are $22.50, $18.50 for ages 65 and older and military, and $16.50 for students (full-time with ID)
May 4, 2012 |
For those worried about an apocalypse supposedly predicted by the Maya calendar and coming at the end of the year 2012, there's very good news at a spectacular exhibition that opens in the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology this weekend. That notion of the world's end is firmly debunked in "Maya 2012: Lords of Time. " So those stressed about what might happen come late December can exhale, thanks to the scholars involved in this fascinating study of the Maya culture - and their calendar.
April 23, 2012 |
WEATHER — OR NOT? After the crazy-warm winter we just had, it's obvious our climate's in flux. But what does that mean? Ice core researchers Ellen Mosley Thompson and Lonnie Thompson join a team of experts for a multimedia planetary climate tour Tuesday at the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. Activities begin at 5 p.m.; presentation at 7 p.m. Part of the Philadelphia Science Festival; free, but requires preregistration. philasciencefestival.org . PUNCH & JESCA The Punch Brothers are more likely to sing about whiskey, but we'll have whatever they're drinking if it's what sets this five-piece to strumming and harmonizing on those bluegrass-punk tunes.
April 22, 2012 |
Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Symposiums & Seminars National Convention Center 525 Arch St; Independence Hall; 215-409-6700 or www.constitutioncenter.org. Earth Day Celebration, event free with museum admission. Noon-5 pm Sun and Mon•Glory Days, Throwback to the ‘80s Party, celebrates the 1980s includes access to From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen as well as drinks and light fare. Ages 21+ Reservations can be made at 215-409-6700.
March 2, 2012
Repertory Films Ambler Theater 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-345-7855. www.amblertheater.com . The Adventures of Milo & Otis (1986) $4. 3/3. 11 am. Asian Arts Initiative 1219-1223 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. www.asianartsinitiative.org . Kinowatt: Film & the Power of Change. $8; $5 students. 3/2. Bristol Riverside Theatre 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol; 215-785-6664. www.brtstage.org . From Here to Eternity (1953) $5. 3/4. 7:30 pm. Broad Street Ministries Presbyterian Church 315 S. Broad St.; 215-735-4847.
February 5, 2012
Indicates wheelchair-accessible. Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Symposiums & seminars Election 2012: Tax Reform with Bruce Bartlett and Rosanne Altshuler. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St; reservations are required, 215-409-6700 or www.constitutioncenter.org . $10 for nonmembers, $7 for members, students, teachers. 6:30 p.m. Tue. Lectures & literature African American Read In Chain , members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will share their favorite readings.