Past Exhibits

Learn about Exhibits from the Past

necklace

Culture at Stake

August 24, 2021 – August 6, 2022


Moche and Inca ceramics

Experiences of Colonialism in Latin America

January 18 – July 23, 2022


Comanche Hide Robe

Animal Origin: Tokens and Tools from Faunal Remains

April 1, 2021 – April 16, 2022


oil lamps

The Private Lives of Pots

April 1 – December 10, 2021


Boar's Tusk Necklace

Exchange in Melanesia

April 1 – December 10, 2021


Virus

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

January 14 – March 16, 2020


Cultures, Contexts, & Collectors

January 28 – March 16, 2020


Greek head sculpture

Un-Writing World History

November 21, 2019 – March 16, 2020


Changsha stoneware

Stoneware on the Silk Roads: Ceramics from the Changsha Kilns

March 12, 2019 – March 16, 2020


Hinduism Exhibit

Faith: Five World Religions

Long-term, closed March 16, 2020


Papua New Guinea Mask

Masks of the World

Long-term, closed March 16, 2020


Baule Wooden Door

Horses and the Human Experience

January 22, 2019 – December 6, 2019


Bethabara Palisade

A House Divided: Tri-Racial Tensions at Historic Bethabara

June 18 – November 9, 2019


Dog tooth necklace

Objects of Power: The Material Culture of Contested Memory

November 13, 2018 – August 24, 2019


Japanese Emperor Figure

Children’s Holidays in Japan

February 26 – June 1, 2019


Necklace

Afro Pop!

September 18, 2018 – February 16, 2019


Skulls

Human Evolution: Hot Topics in Paleoanthropology

January 9, 2018 – February 2, 2019


Hideo Haga Photo

Japan through the Photographer’s Lens

January 23 – October 20, 2018


West Mexican Bowl

West Mexican Shaft Tomb Ceramics

May 19 – August 31, 2018


Shoowa Cloth

Escape the Museum: Central Africa

May 13, 2017 – August 18, 2018


Cloth Doll

Childhood: Exploring Youth Culture Around the World

Long-term, closed July 28, 2018


Mother Goddess Figure

Mother Goddess: Fertility Figures of the Ancient Mediterranean

February 6 – May 13, 2018


Vienna Map

Vienna: A City of Culture and Contrast

June 20 – December 8, 2017


Professor Deacon

Professor Deacon’s Cultural Cabinet

January 31 – July 29, 2017


Yadkin Valley Exhibit

How Do They Know? The Science of Archaeology in the Yadkin River Valley

Long-term, closed July 29, 2017


Moroccan Plate

Incredible Journeys: The Life Histories of Museum Objects

April 19, 2016 – May 26, 2017


Ancient Knife

Warfare & Violent Conflict

March 14  – May 26, 2017


Face and Map Art

Visions of Home: A Celebration of Gullah Art & Culture

August 30, 2016 – April 22, 2017


Netsuke figure

Playing with Spirits: Pokémon and Shintoism

January 24 – March 4, 2017


Kora

Resonance: Musical Instruments in the African Diaspora

October 11  – December 9, 2016


Shirt

The Many Meanings of African Cloth

June 7 – September 17, 2016


Children playing instrument

Musical Narratives of the Southwest Pacific Rim

March 15 – August 26, 2016


Crown

Death at the Crossroads: A Dramatic Reading of Yoruba Art

January 19 – August 6, 2016


Doll

Hina Matsuri: Doll’s Day in Japan

February 16 – May 27, 2016


Ngaady mask

A Glimpse of Africa: Five Cultures from the Continent

Long-term, closed March 24, 2016


Mummy Casing

MOA’s Cabinet of Curiosities

June 16, 2015 – February 20, 2016


Lakota moccasins

At Home on the Plains

February 3, 2015 – February 6, 2016


Saddle Rug

Weaving Along the Silk Road: Amazing Asian Saddle Rugs

Long-term, closed September 2015


Tang dynasty ceramics

Chinese Ceramics from the Changsha Kilns

Long-term, closed July 2015


Cherokee Sculpture

Understanding Our Past- Shaping Our Future

February 17 – May 29, 2015


Yupik man and fish

The Yup’ik Way of Life: Alaskan People in Transition

February 28 – August 29, 2014


Lakota Quilt

Creating: Quilts and Crafts of the Lakota

November 5, 2013 – January 25, 2014


Dr. E. Pendleton Banks

Celebrating 50 Years of the Museum of Anthropology

January 15 – October 26, 2013


mayan woman

Descendants of the Maya

June 4 – August 31, 2013


Two Children

This Beautiful World

January 22 – May 19, 2013


Changsha stoneware

Recent Additions to the Collection

April 17 – December 14, 2012


People in the grass

Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present

January 24 – March 31, 2012