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Collecting Mesoamerica:
The Hemispheric Roots of U.S. Anthropology
On exhibit May 8 - July 7, 2017
Teotliztacan illustration from Antonio Penafiel, Nombres Geograficos de Mexico (Mexico, 1885). Penn Museum Library Collection.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, Penn Professor Daniel Garrison Brinton assembled an impressive collection of books, manuscripts, and artifacts related to Mesoamerica; at the same time, his published work helped to define the emerging discipline of anthropology in the United States. This exhibit explores the relationship between collecting and anthropology at Penn by bringing together materials drawn from Brinton's papers and his manuscript linguistic collection, as well as books from the Penn Museum Library, images of artifacts from the Penn Museum, and records drawn from the Museum Archives.


Snyder-Granader Alcove, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, by prior arrangement (215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)