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When you can't come to the Museum in person, Maxwell@Home offers brief glimpses into our collections, educational resources, ongoing research, online exhibitions, and Maxwell Museum history. "Ask the Maxwell" invites you to ask us questions about the Museum, anthropology, museum careers, etc.  Please email us at maxwell@unm.edu with your "Ask the Maxwell" question.

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Object Monday: Klagetoh Weaving by Esther Billie

Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2021 - 6:30am

Klagetoh weaving by Esther Billie

Klagetoh weaving by Esther Billie (MMA 64.84.2)

This Klagetoh Diné (Navajo) rug was woven by Esther Billie between 1920 and 1940. Klagetoh is a regional style named after Klagetoh, Arizona.

Klagetoh rugs are related to the popular Ganado style, and both are from the Hubbell Revival period. The main difference between them is the reversed color scheme. Instead of a red field with black, grey, tan, and cream accentscommon in the Ganado... read more

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Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Education Tuesday: Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:15pm

Join superhero Catfish Cleo as she explores the Rio Grande River, archaeology, fishbones, how humans impact the environment and how they can take care of the earth. Download useful resources on how to Become a Superhero! and do your part to... read more

Ceramic duck figurine

Ceramic duck figurine by Rowena Him

Object Monday: Duck Figurine by Rowena Him

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2021 - 8:45am

This polychrome duck effigy vessel was created by Rowena Him of Zuni (A:shiwi) Pueblo in the 1980s. It was displayed at the 1984 Maxwell Museum exhibition "From the Center Place: Contemporary Zuni Pottery and Its Makers."

The Zuni peoples... read more

2021 Maxwell Women

Women of the Maxwell March 2021

Throwback Thursday: Women Who Shaped the Maxwell -- And Still Are!

Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 6:00am

This month we acknowledge Women’s History Month by celebrating some of the inspirational women who helped shape the Maxwell Museum.

Over the last month, we have acknowledged some of the many women who have shaped the nearly 90-year legacy... read more

Stories in the stars

Education Tuesday: Stories in the Stars

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00am

People the world over have looked to the night sky and told stories about what they see. Be inspired by the stars and write your own constellation story. Then make your own constellation viewer to remember your story and share with a friend.... read more

Bracelet (MMA 89.43.1)

Bracelet by Archie Apachito (MMA 89.43.1)

Object Monday: Silver Bracelet by Archie Apachito

Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2021 - 6:00am

This impressive sterling silver bracelet was created by Diné artisan Archie Apachito ca. 1980 using inset turquoise from Los Cerillos, New Mexico. While Navajo peoples have used turquoise and silver for many decades, silver working was not a part... read more