Best of Philly 2009: Under-the-Radar Museum
University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street
Since its founding more than 120 years ago, the Penn Museum, as it’s (thankfully) nicknamed, has showcased the results of many of the 400 expeditions by the university’s archaeologists and anthropologists. Highlights include the Chinese art — housed in one of the country’s largest unsupported masonry domes — the Egyptian art gallery, and the African artifacts, as well as the temporary exhibits throughout the year. Don’t miss “Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya,” on display now through January.
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