Art Museum Day

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Penn Museum will a day of free admission and special programming for adults and families, as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, coinciding with International Museum Day on Monday, May 18, 2015 Last year, the Penn Museum—along with 180 other AAMD member museums across North America—participated in Art Museum Day.

Art Museum Day underscores the critical role art museums play as cultural resources in their communities and celebrates the unique opportunities AAMD member museums offer visitors to engage with works of art. This year, the Penn Museum offers special activities throughout the day: a drop-in children’s craft workshop inspired by Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold from Ancient Panama, the special exhibition open through Novermber 1st(10:00-11:30am); opportunities to chat with a Museum mummies conservator during “Open Window” times at In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies (11:15-2:00pm); and a chance to chat with docents and handle reproduction artifacts at special Cartifacts (noon-4:00pm). At 12:30 pm, Dr. C. Brian Rose, Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, offers a curator’s tour of Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans.

Public transportation to the Museum is available via SEPTA's Regional Rail Line at University City Station; the Market-Frankford Subway Line at 34th Street Station; trolley routes 11, 13, 34, and 36; and bus routes 21, 30, 40, and 42. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, and first Wednesdays of each month until 8:00 pm, with P.M.

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