The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, located on the ground floor of Manning Hall on Brown University's Main Green, presents a range of exhibitions showcasing the Museum's collections and the work of its staff and Brown students.

The Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays and Brown University Holidays. Admission is free.  Visitors may call the Museum's gallery at 401-863-2065 during open hours with general questions.  All other inquiries should be directed to 401-863-5700.   Also visit our satellite exhibits described below.

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Exhibitions at the Museum at Manning Hall




Satellite Cases

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology also hosts student-curated satellite exhibits on the Brown University campus. These are usually rotated twice a year, and include just one case in each location. If you are a Brown University department that would like to host a satellite exhibit, please email [email protected].

Arts of India
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
Professor Holly Shaffer teaches HIAA 0023: Arts of India, in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Brown University. This course introduces students to the arts of India, circa 1600 to the present, with emphasis on the creation and circulation of art. In the Spring of 2019, the class curated a mini-exhibition of Indian Art using objects from the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology collections, including those currently on display. 

At the Rockefeller Library

Urn depicting germinating seeds
Mixtec people, Mexico
Made 1200-1500 CE
Clay and red pigments
Anonymous Gift, HMA # 2007-15-1