Look what Phillies centerfielder Doug Glanville (EAS93) found when
he went rummaging through the University of Pennsylvania Museums
vast storerooms: a Teotihuacan jadelite mask from Central Mexico, dating
back to the second century A.D.
Glanville is one of 22 notables the Museum invited to pick out their favorite treasures for its special exhibit 44 Celebrity Eyes in a Museum Storeroom, on display through Dec. 30. The celebrity curators come from all walks of life and all over the world: investing guru Peter Lynch (WG68), cellist Yo-Yo Ma, city planner Edmund Bacon (Hon80) and his actor son Kevin, Princess Maha Chakri Srindhorn of Thailand and Sesame Streets Big Bird, among others, all have their favorite Museum pieces on display.
The exhibit coincides with the start of construction on the Museums
new Mainwaring Wing, a state-of-the-art storage and research facility
that will keep Glanvilles mask and the rest of the Museums
collection intact for years to come.
44 CELEBRITY EYES IN A MUSEUM STOREROOM: Through Dec. 30 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 33rd and Spruce streets. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5, students/seniors $2.50, Museum members/children under 6/PennCard holders/all visitors Sundays free. Info: visit www.upenn.edu/museum or call 215-898-4000.
Originally published on April 20, 2000