“These ladies are shaking their butts ­— on a butt.”
  • “These ladies are shaking their butts ­— on a butt.”
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Modern civilization is butt civilization! Music, cities, writing, and religion all have ties to ancient booty grazing.

Ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and others each exalted the backside in interesting, and even strange, ways. Back-loving butthunters from the Amazon, for example, did the amazing trick of pricking bottoms with poisonous crackthorns to obtain a greater degree of swell.

Learn fascinating stories and see phenomenal artifacts that reveal the links between butts and culture, such as the solid gold ass-crown of an Inca king. Looks like it wasn’t always a bad thing to be a butthead!

Join us for all of our jiggles:

January 16, 2014: Past Posterior. What did Ancient Egyptians and Sumerians have in common? Butts! Explore the San Diego Museum of Man’s BUTTology exhibit while surveying the ancients’ devotion to “salt shakers.” Ancient cultures from around the world treasured many types of tushies and today modern fashion honors those classic forms. Join the museum and exhibit guest-host Sir Mix-A-Lot for historical appreciations of these special slabs.

March 20, 2014: Flavors in Motion: Comparing Butts & Food. Discover the San Diego Museum of Man’s BUTTology exhibit while noshing on the foods most frequently invoked in discussions of derrières! From beefcake to pancake, from onion to apple, you’ll say Yum to the Bum!

Local flavor provided by Scripps Ranch High School!

June 19, 2014: Hip-hopfest at the Museum. Tour the San Diego Museum of Man’s newest exhibit, BUTTology, and experience Hip-Hopfest! We’ll celebrate hip-hop’s devotion to the goodness of glutes while exploring the role of music in dropping it low. Join the museum and local cover bands for this exciting evening, including a live performance of T-Pain’s “Hi-lo, Hi-lo, It’s Off to Twerk We Go.”

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