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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.


MOA Fertility Figures Pair with Reynolda House Exhibition

The Museum of Anthropology’s exhibit, Mother Goddess: Fertility Figures of the Ancient...

New Year, New Exhibits

In the first two months of 2018, the Museum of Anthropology will open four new exhibits.  We...

MOA to Open New Permanent Exhibit

Anthropology is the study of humans.  It is a big topic, including everything from basic...


Pre-Season Sumo 101: Who’s in the Ring?

April 19, 2018 5:00 pm

Lunch & Learn – Goddess Mythology

April 25, 2018 12:00 pm

Mother’s Day Open House

May 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Closed for Memorial Day

May 26, 2018

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Luba Headrest

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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