Museum Exhibitions and Events

Fall Exhibition - Material Culture: Wearing the Art of Chikoko

September 11 - October 11, 2014

Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 10th 4:30-6:00

Enter the far-out and fantastic world of Chikoko this fall at our annual student-curated exhibit.  For ten years this local collective of artists, designers, and performers have shared unique creations that blur the lines between art and fashion within our community.  See a collection of their clothing that ranges from political to playful at the museum.

Swap Party at the Museum

September 24th from 4:00-7:00 pm

Bring 6-10 gently-used accessories of all types and a $20 donation fee to participate in a modern-day trade and barter event for a good cause.  Enjoy live jazz and refreshments at this benefit for the museum.  To purchase advance tickets click here.  For student discount information contact us at

Poster for Swap Party

A Pledged Bequest

California State University, Chico has received a testamentary bequest from emeritus faculty member Dr. Valene L. Smith to benefit the University’s Anthropology program and its Museum of Anthropology.


Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 11-3

Monday-Thursday 11-3

Closed between exhibitions.  See exhibition schedule for specific dates.

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, next to the Janet Turner Museum


Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

Contact Us
Phone: 530-898-5397

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