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The Maxwell Museum will celebrate its 90th birthday in 2022. Here we feature some highlights from our history.

Hamper. Salish, artist unknown (MMA 60.27.28)

Hamper. British Columbia, artist unknown (MMA 60.27.28)

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Exhibitions: To Make Things Beautiful

Posted on: Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 6:30am

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. Here, we look back at some of them.

To Make Things Beautiful: Plateau Native... read more

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Yer Dailege!

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Exhibitions: Yer Dailege! Kuna Women’s Art

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 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. Here, we look back at some of them.

Yer Dailege! Beautiful! The term refers to... read more

Heavily worn sillimanite spiral grooved axe (MMA 75.317.58)

Heavily worn sillimanite spiral grooved axe (MMA 75.317.58)

 

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Exhibitions: Sillimanite Axes and Pueblo Trade

Posted on: Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 9:45am

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. Here, we look back at some of them.

In 1976, the Maxwell Museum mounted a... read more

Ingrained Images: Wood Carvings from Easter Island

Ingrained Images: Wood Carvings from Easter Island

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Museum Exhibitions: Ingrained Images

Posted on: Thursday, May 27, 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. In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month, this month we feature... read more

Tea cups with lids

Tea cups with lids owned by the Wong family. Made in Jingdezhen, China, 1938.

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Exhibitions: China Then and Now (online exhibit)

Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 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. In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month, this month we feature... read more

Portrait of a woman, Socorro, New Mexico

Portrait of a woman, Socorro, New Mexico

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Exhibitions. Chinese Americans in New Mexico

Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 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. In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month, this month we feature... read more

Image of an infant from the Uyeda family, early 20th c (Miruyama/Uyeda photo album)

Infant from the Uyeda family resting on a Navajo rug, Gallup, New Mexico, early 20th c (Miruyama/Uyeda photo album)

 

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Exhibitions: Turning Leaves

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 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. In recognition of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, this month we... read more

Huipil (MMA 2007.74.1)

Huipil, San Tomas Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Holzapfel Collection (MMA 2007.74.1)

 

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Museum Exhibitions: Weavers of the Jade Needle

Posted on: Thursday, April 29, 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. Here, we look back at some of them.

The 1976 Maxwell Museum exhibition Weavers... read more

Juan Quezada and the New Tradition

Detail, exhibition postcard from Juan Quezada and the New Tradition

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Exhibitions: Juan Quezada and the New Tradition

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 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. Here, we look back at some of them.

The 1979-80 traveling exhibition Juan... read more

The Maya Image in the Western World

The Maya Image in the Western World (detail of Tikalmural by Carlos Vierra, 1915)

Throwback Thursday. Maxwell Museum Exhibitions: The Maya Image in the Western World

Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:30am

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. Here, we look back at some of them.

The years 1986 and 1987 saw a trifecta of... read more

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