Adventures in Photography: Expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Achaeology and Anthropology
Exhibition runs May 30 - September 9, 2013
Workers carry away baskets full of dirt in a stark, almost surreal landscape at Nippur in Iraq, 1899. A Mapidian man shoots fish with bow and arrow at the edge of a river in the Amazon rain forest of Guyana, 1914. A woman washing newly unearthed artifacts pauses to look into the face of an ancient marble head of a Roman female in Minturnae, Italy, in the early 1930s. Temple I, cleared of clinging vines and partially restored, soars above the Guatemalan jungle, the focal point of Tikal, in 1959. These are just four of the more than sixty black and white images—places, people and moments captured in time—in Adventures in Photography: Expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Executive Director of South Florida Museum Brynne Anne Besio said, “This exhibition puts a personal and artistic touch on the same types of archaeological and anthropological information that we share with our visitors every day through the permanent exhibits at South Florida Museum. We are able to observe the faces of diverse people as they engage in cultural activities which have slipped away even in the historically short period of time since the photos were taken. We are able to peek into the very sites where human history has been discovered. This research contributes to our understanding of Florida’s history, of the world’s history – and of our own past.”
The traveling exhibition opens to the public in South Florida Museum’s East Gallery on May 30. The exhibition, which features photographs, captions, and text panels outlining some of the Penn Museum's expedition history, runs through September 9.
Thursday, June 6
5:30 - 7 pm
Free for Museum Members
$5 General Admission
Soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase
RSVP - ABower@SouthFloridaMuseum.org or call 941-746-4131 ext. 13
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