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

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...

 

Yale Herbarium 150th Anniversary

In celebration of the Herbarium’s 150th anniversary, this display briefly presents the history of the Herbarium, showcasing just a few of the notable objects and personalities linked to the collection. 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

 

Connecticut's Petrified Forest

In 1828 a woodsman discovered what was only the second-known fossil plant locality in the entire United States, and what is still the only petrified wood site in New England from the age of dinosaurs. Click here to read more...