Virtually all of Philadelphia's major cultural institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, and the Franklin Institute, announced temporary closures in the face of the coronavirus.
The dogged archaeologist made one of the profession’s most spectacular and unexpected finds during a 1958 University of Pennsylvania excavation in Iran. He was the Penn Museum's director from 1982 to 1994.
Major funders include the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the estate of H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest. The architects behind London's Tate Modern will design the building and grounds.