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Girls' Day Set. Japan.

Explore Global Cultures

Discover North Carolina’s only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures.  Explore stories of humanity, from ancient archaeological sties to the celebrations and struggles of today.  Learn about people from around the world through their everyday objects, ceremonial artifacts, and visual arts.

We hope that you’ll check out our exhibits and events, and plan your visit to see everything we have on display for yourself.


New Name, New Look

August 12, 2021

The Museum staff is very excited to formally introduce our new name and logo.  The logo of the... Read More »

MOA Receives Naming Gift

May 11, 2021

In 2012, Wake Forest alumnus Timothy S. Y. Lam (’60) donated his collection of more than 500... Read More »

MOA Artifacts Inspire Upcoming WFU Hackathon

February 18, 2021

In 2005, hundreds of earthenware pots and other pre-Columbian artifacts from ancient West Mexico... Read More »


Museum Closed for Winter Break

December 11 - January 3

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Artifact of the Month

Each month we select a different artifact in the museum to highlight. See what we’ve picked for this month!

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