Celebrations Around the World Coming to the Revitalized Penn Museum

On Dec. 7, join the Penn Museum and NBC10 / Telemundo62 for a special celebration of cultures from around the world!

The Penn Museum will host "Celebrations Around the World," part of its CultureFest series, on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During this day of special performances, you can join a holiday sing-along, watch musical and dance performances and even get hands-on with language workshops, craft-making, sari-wrapping and henna application.

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You can also take a look at the revitalized galleries that the museum has just debuted, including a new home for its 13-ton sphinx.

CultureFest is included with museum admission. Admission is free for museum members, PennCard holders, active duty or reservist personnel in the U.S. military and veterans.

Here are some of the events at CultureFest:

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Creation Stations and Holiday Market open
Decorate your "passport" for the day to travel the world through our galleries. Each table will provide a stamp as you navigate our global guests.

  • "Passport" Decorating, China & Japan Gallery
  • M.E.C.: Map Activity & Arabic Writing, Middle East Gallery
  • India Council, China & Japan Gallery
  • Tribe12, Canaan Israel Gallery
  • Juntos: Language Activity, Mexico & South America Galleries
  • We are the Seeds, NAV
  • Three Ashka, The Rotunda
  • Arts & Crafts Stations hosted by Global Guides, The Rotunda
  • Chinese Zodiac Activity, China & Japan Gallery
  • Henna Honey, The Rotunda

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Family Portraits with the Sphinx/Assyrian Relief, Sphinx/MEG Gallery

SPECIAL FEATURES

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.: Language Workshop presented by Juntos, Classroom M1
A drop-in participatory workshop featuring the game Lotería. 

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. : Storytelling presented by Keepers of the Culture, Africa Galleries
Join Keepers of the Culture for an intimate storytelling session in the galleries.

11:40 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Musical Performance by Luigi Mazzocchi & Friends, Egypt Gallery
Enjoy live music in the galleries presented by Intercultural Journeys.

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Holiday Sing Along with Allen Pinkney Jr, Harrison Auditorium
A holiday sing along perfect for the whole family.

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Daily Dig: Three Kings Day, Mexico and Central America Gallery

1 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Language Workshop Reprise presented by Juntos, Classroom M1
A drop-in participatory workshop featuring the game Lotería. 

1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Storytelling presented by Keepers of the Culture, Africa Galleries
Join Keepers of the Culture for an intimate storytelling session in the galleries.

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Interactive Dance Performance & Workshop, Widener
Get moving with an interactive Dabke performance and demonstration presented by the Middle East Center.

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Festive Film Screenings

  • 1:30 p.m.: "Michoacan Festival"
  • 2 p.m.: "Sweet and Sour Christmas," directed by Film Loft Media
  • 2:30 p.m. - "Young Inuk," directed by Laure Bourru
  • 3 p.m. – "San Nicholas Night in Val di Fassa"
  • 3:45 p.m. - "Play Jankunu Play" 

3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Musical Performance by Ertugrul & Aslihan Erkisi, Egypt Gallery
Enjoy a traditional Turkish musical performance in the galleries presented by Intercultural Journeys.

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Dance Performance by Three Aksha, Harrison Auditorium
Join us for an exciting performance of traditional Indian dance by Three Aksha.

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