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

Detail, large Rio Grande Blanket with central Saltillo motif, 1865-1875. MMA 63.34.84

Detail, large Rio Grande Blanket with central Saltillo motif, 1865-1875. MMA 63.34.84

 

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Museum Exhibitions -- Saltillo and Rio Grande Weaving

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 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.

In 1963, Gilbert... read more

Cricket cage (to hold crickets for their song or for fighting). 68.59.190

Cricket cage (to hold crickets for their song or for fighting). 68.59.190

Throwback Thursday: Man the Museum Maker

Posted on: Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 7:45am

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. Over the next few weeks, we will look back at some of them.

In 1968, the... read more

Bear by Stewart Quandelacy

Bear by Stewart Quandelacy

Throwback Thursday: The Fetish Carvers of Zuni

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

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.

The 1991... read more

Early Jar

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Museum Exhibitions - Early Acquisitions, Later Connections

Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:45am

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. Over the next few weeks, we will look back at some of them.

Since its creation... read more