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Maxwell@Home

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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Education Tuesday: The Greatest Treasure

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00am

Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure

Docent Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure

Docent Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure. Discover Chinese proverbs and the greatest treasure of all! Visit our Educational Resources page for more information and activities on Chinese culture.

 

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Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Exhibitions--Legacy of a Leader

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:00am

In the nearly 50 years since the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has been in its present location, the Museum has hosted approximately 150 temporary exhibitions. Over the next few weeks, we will look back at some of them.

 

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Miguel Antonio Otero, c. 1902
Miguel Antonio Otero, c. 1902   
(The Successful American 5 (2). p 384-5. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Gov_Miguel_Antonio_Otero.jpgPublic domain)

 

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Exhibitions--Legacy of a Leader

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:00am

In the nearly 50 years since the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has been in its present location, the Museum has hosted approximately 150 temporary exhibitions. Over the next few weeks, we will look back at some of them.

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Quiché Cotton Huipil. detail  (MMA 2007.74.1)

Detail. Handwoven Quiché Cotton Huipil, San Tomas Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Holzapfel Collection MMA 2007.74.1

 

 

Research Wednesday: Maya Weaving

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 6:00am

UNM Museum Studies Master’s student Petra Brown has been conducting research on Central American Mayan textiles and textile tools in the Holzapfel Collection of the Maxwell Museum’s ethnology division. Here is her report:

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Docent Phyllis Herbertson

Docent Phyllis Herbertson

Education Tuesday: Chinese Traditional Festivals

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00am

Maxwell Museum docent Phyllis Herbertson tells the story of 2 Chinese Traditional Festivals: the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival. Discover how the Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated and learn the story behind the Chinese lantern... read more

Ganado rug,  MMA 63.47.1

Ganado Rug. Artist unknown, ca. 1930. (MMA 63.47.1)

Object Monday: Ganado Rug

Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:00am

This Navajo weaving in the Ganado style features a central motif of stepped hourglass shapes surrounded by terraced zig-zag lines and terraced “v” shapes on the sides in black, white, red, and natural wools. The overall dimensions of the rug are... read more