Temporary & Special Exhibits
E. Barry, used with permission

Temporary Exhibits

Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights from the Yale Babylonian Collection

Ancient Mesopotamia, “the Land Between the Rivers,” was the birthplace of writing, urban culture, the state, and many other concepts and institutions that shape our world to this day. Stretching from the Tigris to the Euphrates in what is now Iraq and Syria, Mesopotamia produced beautiful and intriguing works of art, myths and epics celebrating gods and heroes, and treatises on mathematics and medicine.  Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks is a groundbreaking exhibition that brings this ancient world to life.   More Info


Seeing Nature Through Art

Representing a wide range of artistic styles and media, this impactful exhibit of natural science illustration features the work of Betsy Barry, Jeanette Compton, Rebecca Gelernter, Susannah Graedel, Zoe Matthiessen, Linda Miller, Dorie Petrochko, Jan Prentice, Bivenne Staiger, and Linda Thomas, professional artists and instructors for the Museum's extensive studio art programs.  On view through June 2020.  More info


Special Exhibits


California Gold: Modern Marvels from the Golden State

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is having a gold rush.  This very special collection showcases 23 stunning pieces of California gold, including unusually large examples as well as smaller ones featuring extremely rare crystallographic forms.  More Info



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. More Info

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