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Timely Exhibits of Interest to Everyone was open from November 2016 through August 2017.

Since its founding in 1887, the Penn Museum has featured scores of special exhibitions of archaeological and anthropological materials—each created with its own individual focus, style, and taste. Explore the records of these varied and vibrant exhibitions in Timely Exhibits of Interest to Everyone, a display of materials from the Penn Museum Archives. Timely Exhibits features catalogues, invitations, posters and dozens of photographs representing a century of Penn Museum exhibitions. Located in the second-floor Archives Corridor.

In Timely Exhibits of Interest to Everyone you will discover:

Archival Image of the Sphinx

The Sphinx installed in the upper courtyard (now Warden Garden), 1913

Ashera the submarine

The Asherah, the museum’s submarine for underwater archaeology research, in the fish pond, 1967

African Tribal Sculpture ad

Ephemera of past exhibitions that contained objects on view today.

Mrs. Dickinson Sergeant Pepper

Publicity photo for 5000 Years of Vanity, featuring Mrs. Dickinson Sergeant Pepper donning museum artifacts, 1944

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