Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

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The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology trains university students in becoming museum professionals. The museum's mission is to promote respect and appreciation for human diversity through our academic museum studies program within the Department of Anthropology.


Fire and Water: Elements of Change

Exhibit announcement: Fire and Water, Elements of Change. Opens January 23 through July 31, 2020. For more information please call 530-898-5397

Join Us for the Grand Opening Reception for, Fire and Water: Elements of Change, on Thursday, January 23rd from 4:30 - 6pm. Light refreshments provided.


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