Meet the University of Pennsylvania Museum's new mask-otsinspired by artifacts in the Museum's vast collections. They'll be on hand Sunday, Dec. 8.
Its the most wonderful time of the yearthe season when people of various faiths, cultures and nationalities stop to express their hope for peace and goodwill. The University of Pennsylvania Museums salute to this global desire is the Peace Around the World celebration, held this year on Dec. 8.
In addition to a panoply of dancers, childrens and youth choirs, puppeteers, storytellers, artists and craftspeople, this years seventh annual event features something new: a pageant of Museum mascotsthree characters in masks and costumes inspired by artifacts in the Museums collection and created for the Museums International Classroom program by regional artist Tom Sonnenberg. To top it all off, the Museum Shop and the Museum Café will be offering special items in the spirit of the event.
PEACE AROUND THE WORLD: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St. Admission free.
Originally published on December 5, 2002