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Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque

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  • This museum not only has Native American artifacts, but modern art, as well as an Evolution of Man section. Really beautiful artifacts in a beautiful space. The museum is free with $5 recommended dona...  more »
  • Small museum but great wealth of anthropological exhibits. Their are special demonstrations and a great gift shop.  more »
  • Spent the last hours of a 10 day New Mexico exploration in the Maxwell. It was so helpful in making sense of the history and culture I'd seen during my visit. So glad I took the time to visit instead ...  more »
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  • First rate introduction to the prehistoric archaeology of New Mexico as seen from the perspective of the UNM researchers. However there is no mention of the Sandia Cave controversy (see Douglas Preston in The New Yorker). In addition there is a Chinese porcelain exhibition. The museum also has a temporary exhibit on English attempts beginning in the late 1700s to produce Chinese quality porcelain.
  • I love the Mimbres (and many other) pots on display, and enjoyed both the permanent and several temporary exhibits. Also, it's important to support UNM's strong anthropology faculty/department/program through their work with this museum!
  • Free admission, great exhibits, and a new temporary exhibition occurs each year
  • Disappointed there wasn't more unique artifacts on display
  • It's free

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