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Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

  • Redondo West Dr. Map It
  • DO NOT USE _ MERGE UNM/Nob Hill with University of New Mexico

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Tapping a vast collection of sublime Southwestern artifacts and archival photos, the Maxwell's superb shows encompass three fascinating fields: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and Evolutionary Anthropology. As the first public museum in Albuquerque (established in 1932), its influence has grown over the years, but its compact space ensures that they scale their exhibits to the essentials. A viewer—whether of a permanent exhibit on peoples of the Southwest, or a shorter term one ("Curanderismo" and "Navajo Weavers in a Changing World" were featured in the mid-2010s)—will be intrigued and informed, but not overwhelmed. Of special note is their rare and substantial collection of Mimbres pottery from AD 800–1000. Parking permits for adjacent UNM lots are available inside the museum.

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University of New Mexico, Redondo West Dr., west end of campus,, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87131, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4

Published 10/27/2015


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