Live in Albuquerque and see pottery.Find out more about what it means to live in Albuquerque by visiting the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. This facility houses a permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits, so come back often to check out what is new. This Albuquerque property houses a collection of artifacts from the people who have lived in the area through the centuries. The Peoples of the Southwest Exhibit chronicles the 11,000 year history of human habitation through the objects they left behind. See a stellar collection of pottery and a series of panels showing the daily environment of these people. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities created especially for them.

See Southwest Artifacts on Albuquerque Property

The museum also hosts lectures, demonstrations, and workshops for people who live in Albuquerque. These events help to further contextualize exhibits and artifacts. The museum is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Be sure to visit the museum store to find a fascinating assortment of books, art, and gifts. Help support the work of the Maxwell Museum by becoming a friend of the museum. Friends enjoy invitations to special events and field trips.

Visit the Maxwell Museum to find out more about current and upcoming exhibits and events.