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Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

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A treasure!

There is free parking in front; park then go into the museum and get a permit to display own your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet L
Saint Louis, Missouri
If You Appreciate Ceramics

If you appreciate ceramics, this is your place. The museum's permanent exhibit of People of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.
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1111 University Blvd, At Unm, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is free parking in front; park then go into the museum and get a permit to display own your dashboard. The museum has exhibits on the earliest man through modern day explaining how our features are uniquely adapted to our needs. Another exhibit details...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you appreciate ceramics, this is your place. The museum's permanent exhibit of People of the Southwest showcases a collection of wonderful pottery dated 975-1600 CE including ceramics from the Mimbres area, Chaco Canyon, and the Rio Grande region. Ancestors is a second permanent exhibit....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SelbyDale
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The Maxwell is on the campus of UNM. It's a small academic museum with a lot of informative displays and descriptions of early human development, also of local area historical culture. It wouldn't be interesting to little kids -- there are no dinosaur replicas --...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J C
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A small museum, but every exhibit was of top quality. Well lit, each exhibit explained and followed the timeline of man seamlessly. Fabulous pottery and this is the first time I have seen a study of dentition from past to present.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bennett H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The displays are well-described and categorized, and some pieces are impressive/unique. I purchased a pueblo wool rug, authenticated with the weaver's signature, that was at a price point where I wasn't being ripped off, yet the weaver's work was valued. Beware Made-in-India products at other...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Wanda W
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Small museum on campus, and they have some interesting pieces of pottery on display. There is no admission fee, and they will issue you a parking pass so you can park right by the museum, so please give them a nice donation.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MekaMeka
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were very impressed with this museum. We should not have been surprised that New Mexico would have a good anthro museum. There are archeology site all over the state. The folks at UNM have done a great job. The displays are well done and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This small museum on the UNM campus is a gem. The timeline on the Indian cultures in the New Mexico areas is essential to be aware of the beautiful country that you are visiting . The pottery is amazing

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Enjoyed this museum on the university campus. Learned lots of things I did not know about anthropology.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jola O
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very good museum, particularly if you are interested in Native Americans of the US Southwest. Beautiful exhibits.

Date of experience: May 2017
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