The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Manning Hall



The Museum, 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. The Museum's phone number is 401-863-2065.  Also visit our satellite exhibits described below.

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Exhibitions at the Museum at Manning Hall



Satellite Exhibitions

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology also hosts student-curated satellite exhibits on the Brown University campus.  If you are a Brown University department that would like to host a satellite exhibit, please contact Kevin Smith.

Teaching with the Museum (Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center)

Carving Culture on the Northwest Coast: The Totem Pole (Rockefeller Library)

Online Exhibitions

American Publics


Past Exhibitions

Animal Faces and Figures:  Curated by Small Hands  (Formerly at the Rochambeau Children's Library)

What Do You Think of This? -- Objects Across Disciplines (Formerly at the Stephen Robert '62Campus Center)



Reading Love Medicine: Beads, Bark, and Books from Ojibwe Country (Rockefeller Library)

Facing the Museum

Chinese Dragon Robe

Jarai Grave Figures from the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Student Collectors for the Haffenreffer Museum

Kodomo no Hi:  Japanese Children's Day

Potters of the Sepik River, New Guinea

Reimagining the Americas

Seeing Ourselves, Showing Ourselves: Brown's Culture on Display

Exquisite Things {from the Haffenreffer Museum} connecting collections | collecting connections

Reframing Haiti

Believing Africa

Warp Speeds

Kayak, Umiak, Canoe

Dragon Bridge