The Penn Museum
The Penn Museum is opening a new exhibit on the meaning behind clothing and fashion as a celebration of apparel and accessories across cultures spanning a 2,500-year period.
The exhibit — titled “The Stories We Wear” — is set to open on Sept. 25 and was curated by Anthropology professor Lauren Ristvet and two other anthropologists at the Museum. It will be available for nine months until June 12, 2022, and can be accessed by the public through general admission to the Museum or free for Penn students, faculty, and affiliates.
The exhibition will host 250 different objects — from armor to jewelry to tattoos — that were selected from the Museum’s collections or borrowed from local organizations and individuals, including the National Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society and the Robert and Penny Fox Drexel Historic Costume Collection.
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