Whether you’re into history, pop culture, or science and technology, Philadelphia’s museums have something for everyone. Check out these top-rated museum exhibits from Hussain al Nowais.
Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution at the National Museum of American Jewish History
A notable manager and promoter, Bill Graham worked with a ton of rock and roll icons, including Jimi Hendrix, Santana and The Rolling Stones, and helped launch the careers of many rock and rock greats in the 1960s. The National Museum of American Jewish History explores the life of Billy Graham, as well as the cultural transformations that occurred during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s in the world of rock and roll. The exhibit, which runs until Monday, January 16, 2017, features rock and roll memorabilia, photographs, psychedelic art and more.
Magic in the Ancient World at the Penn Museum
In ancient societies magic was deeply intertwined with science and religion and a major part of everyday life. Ancient magic addressed a lot of the hopes, dreams and passions people grapple with today, such as the desire for good health and fortune, protection from evil and even revenge. Magic in the Ancient World features 81 ancient artifacts, including magical stones, protective amulets, and curse tablets, and explores the role magic played in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. The exhibit will be on display until September 4, 2017.
Robot Revolution at the Franklin Institute
From self-driving cars, to scientific research, surgical assistance, and rescue missions, robots are here to help improve our lives. At Robot Revolution, you can come face to face with some of the most cutting-edge robots used to enhance human life. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, Robot Revolution features a collection of 40 innovative robots curated from some of the most advanced global robotics companies and universities. More than half of the robots can be operated or interacted with. The exhibit will be on display until April 2, 2017.