Temporary Exhibits
Samurai face guard and helmet, adorned with golden sea urchins
Illustration from Audubon Book
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...

 

The Birds of America

We are very pleased to announce the display of one of Yale University’s most iconic objects: the Double Elephant folio of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. 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... 

 

Many Voices, One Song

“Many Voices, One Song” is a solo art exhibit by Ava Orphanoudakis whose creative process is inspired by a love of nature and deep concern for the environment. Click here to read more...

On view September 12, 2015 - December 18, 2015 at the Environmental Science Center, 21 Sachem St, New Haven

 

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