The Penn Museum invites adults and kids ages 3 to 6 to explore Native American culture through stories, crafts, and play in “Gallery Romp: Native America” on Saturday, March 22.
This edition of “Gallery Romp” runs in conjunction with “Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now,” the Penn Museum’s newest exhibition, which aims to transform preconceptions about Native American culture by highlighting distinct stories and identities through outlets and artifacts such as audio, poetry, art, garments, and tools.
The exhibit focuses on four themes: “Local Nations,” “Sacred Places,” “Continuing Celebrations,” and “New Initiatives.” Visitors can examine objects such as Lenape materials from the Delaware Valley; war bonnets and regalia from plains and prairies; intricately woven baskets from Maine and California; and robes, regalia, moccasins, jewelry, children’s toys and clothing, contemporary Native American art, and stone tools from Clovis, N.M., which are among the oldest objects in the Museum’s collection.
The event is free with Museum admission.
Each workshop is limited to 25 people and advance registration is encouraged. Visit www.penn.museum/romps to register. Museum members at the household level or higher, or PennCard holders can register at 215-898-4016.