Since its founding in 1887, the Penn Museum has collected around one million objects, many obtained directly through its own field excavations or anthropological research.
Exemplary holdings of art and artifacts from around the world include African, American, Asian, Egyptian, European,& Mediterranean, Near East & Babylonian, and Oceanian collections.
Highlights include a monumental 15-ton granite sphinx anchors the display of Egyptian architecture.
Please note that the Museum and/or specific galleries may occasionally be closed to visitors during an on-going major renovation project. Temporary closing of select Signature Galleries will occur over the next few years to provide a better visitor experience. Please contact museum for more information.
Sheds light on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East
Exploring Native American moundbuilding through photographs, artifacts, archival materials, and excavation records
Installation sheds light on a violent standoff between Jamaican security and a local gang leader
A range of historic and cultural objects in various stages of conservation
Explores how cultures have innovated the ways stories are told