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

Exhibition announcement: Fiestas of San Juan Nuevo

Exhibition announcement: Fiestas of San Juan Nuevo

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Exhibitions: Fiestas of San Juan Nuevo, Ceremonial Art from Michoacan, Mexico

Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 8:00am

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.

From November 1981... read more

Arbol de la Vida/Tree of Life by Sabinita López Ortiz (1994)

Arbol de la Vida/Tree of Life by Sabinita López Ortiz (1994)

 

Throwback Thursday: Cuando Hablan Los Santos

Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:15am

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 the 1990s,... read more

19th Century Brazilian Photography at UNM

Nineteenth Century Brazilian Photography at the University of New Mexico

Throwback Thursday: 1988 Exhibition -- Brazilian Photography in the Nineteenth Century

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 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. Over the next few weeks, we will look back at some of them.

In 1988, the... read more

Small brass bottle, Westfeldt Bunting Collection, 68.91.15

Small brass bottle, Westfeldt Bunting Collection, 68.91.15

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Museum Exhibitions — The Bunting Collection

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:30am

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

In 1968, Ethel... read more

Detail of “A Water Design” painted by Bulun, a Ganalbuingu artist from Milingbi, Australia, ca. 1970-1980.  Detail, 84.2.54 (on long term loan to the Maxwell Museum from the Albuquerque Museum)

Detail of “A Water Design” painted by Bulun, a Ganalbuingu artist from Milingbi, Australia, ca. 1970-1980.  Detail, 84.2.54 (on long term loan to the Maxwell Museum from the Albuquerque Museum)

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Museums Exhibitions: Australian Bark Paintings

Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 9:00am

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.

When Maxwell... read more

Exhibition poster: Basketry the Versatile Art

Exhibition poster: Basketry the Versatile Art

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Museum Exhibitions — Basketry the Versatile Art

Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 6:00am

Throwback Thursday: Maxwell Museums Exhibitions — Basketry: The Virtual Art

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.... read more

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

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