April 30, 2011, 1:00pm
Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan - Exhibition Opening Ceremony
Presenter: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Location: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street

Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition organized by the Textile Museum of Canada, makes its United States debut at the Penn Museum where it will be on display through July 31, 2011.

Dr. Brian Spooner, Curator, Near East Section of the Penn Museum and an anthropologist who specializes in Afghanistan and oriental rugs, offers an opening day introductory lecture, following an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the exhibition, and the reopening of Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery.

Also join us for a screening of the film "Painted Trucks" (1971) in conjunction with this special exhibition!

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology