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Explore Global Cultures

Discover North Carolina’s only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures.  Artifacts from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania illustrate the story of humanity past and present.  Learn about people from around the world through their everyday objects, ceremonial artifacts, and visual arts.

We hope that you’ll check out our exhibits and events, and plan your visit to see everything we have on display for yourself.


Japan Outreach Initiative Coordinator Joins MOA

This summer, MOA welcomed Nana Watanobe to the Museum.  Nana will spend the next two years with...

MOA Completes Renovations

The Museum of Anthropology completed two renovation projects this summer.  The first project...

Museum to Close for the Month of August

Thanks to the generosity of the University administration and the MOA Friends, the Museum will...


Japan through the Photographers Lens Exhibit Opens

January 23, 2018 10:00 am

Mother Goddess Exhibit Opens

February 6, 2018 10:00 am

Stories of Humanity Exhibit Opens

February 20, 2018 10:00 am

Lecture: The Many Faces of Roman Palmyra

February 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Closed for Easter

March 30, 2018

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Artifact of the Month

Each month we select a different artifact in the museum to highlight. See what we’ve picked for this month!

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