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Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

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Address: 1111 University Blvd, At Unm (Anthropology Building), Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone Number: +1 505-277-4405
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Exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special...

Exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.

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One Of The Hidden Museum Gems Of Albuquerque

Located on the University of NM grounds, it is a beautiful little museum. No entrance fee, donations accepted. After enjoying their incredible displays how can you not donate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Located on the University of NM grounds, it is a beautiful little museum. No entrance fee, donations accepted. After enjoying their incredible displays how can you not donate? Take all the pictures you want, no flash allowed. Really loved the way the displays are set up to better show off the excavated pottery. Very interesting displays covering the excavations of... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The Maxwell Museum was a highlight of my time in Taos. It has a collection of pottery from every pueblo and a room dedicated to showing the work of Maria Martinez. The displays and narrative were some of the best I have seen of this beautiful. eramic tradition. The displays of rugs were also informative. Finally, the Macwell's collectipn of... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a beautifully done little museum. Part of it is devoted to the excavation of a number of different cultures in the Southwest; you can see how the excavating is done, examples of what has been or might be found, and what kinds of conclusions are reached as a result. We were lucky enough to be there during a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing pottery from North America and Asia. Fascinating Southwest section detailing the excavation and study of numerous indigenous ruins from as far away as Mexico to our local New Mexico area. Beautifully laid out. Easy parking.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a very informative Museum located on the UNM campus which is lovely to walk around. There are some very nice examples of Pre Columbian ceramics to view and a life size mock up of a dig site. All in all it is a very nice way to spend an hour or so.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Should have come here so I had better background before I went to the Pueblo Center. Displays were better curated here so I had a better sense of the history involved. Very nice little gift store and there was an interesting travelling exhibit on Chinese ceramics and the history of the Chinese in New Mexico

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

This campus museum has a wonderful display of Mimbres Pottery from the Mimbreno Indians who lived in the Mimbres Valley 500AD- 1200 AD. The other displays are wonderful, too. People say "There is nothing to do." or "It costs too much." Not here. The museum is free, but donations accepted, and it is very interesting.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Some years ago I was a docent at this museum. The exhibits are fantastic and the many programs for groups are excellent.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

What a great find in the midst of the UNM campus and within the Anthropology Dept. This active 2 level museum (there was a school group led by a docent while we were there) defied my idea of a dusty academic place. In addition to a wide array of baskets and daily life of the native Americans, there was a... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This little museum is difficult to find but well worth the effort - even google maps shows it on the wrong side of the street. BUT find it, you can and it doesn't need to take too much of your time. The vignette of the southwest showing the development of the southwest pueblo culture was especially well done and the... More 

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