Temporary Exhibits
Samurai face guard and helmet, adorned with golden sea urchins
Plastic on beach

Samurai and the Culture of Japan's Great Peace

The samurai is a global archetype today: the perfect warrior-gentleman, calmly indifferent in the face of death but deeply moved by the beauty of art and nature. Click here to read more...

 

Plasti-what? Plastiglomerate.

Meet plastiglomerate. Discovered along Hawaii’s Kamilo Beach, plastiglomerate is composed of sand, hardened lava, shells, and plastic.  Click here to read more...

 

Survival and Souvenirs: Connecticut's Indigenous Basketmakers

Basketmaking was an early survival strategy for Connecticut’s indigenous families and communities throughout the 18th to early 20th centuries. Click here to read more... 

 

Mightier than the Sword: The Allure, Beauty and Enduring Power of Beads

The meanings of beads cut across cultures and time; they force us to acknowledge our common humanity. Click here to read more....

Now on view within the Department of Anthropology at 51 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven