Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum

1013 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Arizona State Museum offers the visitor many opportunities to experience the ancient and enduring Indigenous cultures of the region through content-rich exhibits, docent tours, online and in-person programs, travel tours, hands-on activities, and a research library and archives.

Established in 1893, Arizona State Museum is:
- The oldest and largest anthropological research facility in the Southwest
- The largest and busiest state-run archaeological repository in the nation
- Home of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Southwest Indigenous pottery
- Home of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Native North American basketry
- Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
- An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution


The Pottery Project: 2,000 years of pottery-making traditions in the Southwest
Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art
Walking Each Other Home: Cultural Practices at End of Life

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