Mustang fetish carving by Daryl Shack Sr.
Posted on: Friday, March 12, 2021 - 6:00am
What artists do you feature in the Maxwell store?
Over the past few weeks, we have highlighted artist Calvert Bowannie and his raven fetish carvings and Judy Menefee’s Mimbres-inspired ceramic pieces in. Today, we highlight another artist... read more
Geometric Bowl by Judy Menefee
Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 7:30am
Judy Menefee is a New Mexico artist who uses her talents to create ceramic pieces inspired by the iconic black-on-white artwork of the Mimbres people (AD 500-1200) of Southeast New Mexico. From Silver City, New Mexico, Judy Menefee grew up in the... read more
Black Marble Raven (Photo by Zong Moua)
Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2021 - 8:00am
Mary W. asks – Who are some Native artists featured in your gift shop?
Zuni fetish carvings are among the most popular items in the Maxwell Museum Store. From bears, to lizards, to wolves, and more, we work to provide a diverse range of... read more
Figurine head, “Jacobobad”, Indus Valley Collection (MMA 98.74.7)
Posted on: Friday, December 18, 2020 - 6:15am
Leslie asks: What materials do you have that people would be surprised to know are in the Maxwell Museum?
In its early decades, Maxwell Museum staff were eager to build collections to create a world-class Anthropology Museum. Frank Hibben... read more
Posted on: Friday, December 11, 2020 - 6:45am
Abigail S. asks “Do you have any artifacts from the Roswell Crash site?”
Yes. And No. Or Maybe? With approval from the Bureau of Land Management and funding from the SCI FI channel, in 2002 the Maxwell’s Office of Contract Archeology... read more
Diné artist Rapheal Begay at the opening of A Vernacular Response Photography of the Navajo Nation by Rapheal Begay
Posted on: Friday, November 27, 2020 - 7:45am
Michelle H asks: How do you come up with new ideas or themes for temporary exhibits?
Like most things that happen in the complex environment of a museum, there is no one path for coming up with themes for temporary exhibitions. They may... read more