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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.


West Mexican Bowl

This bowl is from the West Mexican Shaft Tomb culture, which thrived during the Pre-Classic...

Registration for Summer Programs Now Open

This summer, the Museum will present four Cultures Up Close workshops designed for ages 10 to...

West Mexican Ceramics Authenticated

Just prior to Wake Forest University commencement, the Museum opened a new exhibit, West Mexican...


Cultures Up Close: Puppet Play

June 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Closed for Independence Day

July 4, 2018

Cultures Up Close: World Music

July 9, 2018 1:00 pm

Cultures Up Close: Dance Traditions

July 16, 2018 1:00 pm

Cultures Up Close: Masks Revealed

July 23, 2018 1:00 pm

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West Mexican Bowl

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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