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What is Cultural Anthropology?

Feb 15, 2023

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The first of two images in a set of graphics about cultural anthropology, with dark blue text on a green-to-orange gradient background. The text on this first image reads, "What is cultural anthropology?" and has a circular speech bubble with an image of the "Maya Peoples: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth" exhibit.

Celebrated on the third Thursday in February, Anthropology Day celebrates the field of anthropology and its many disciplines. As a cultural anthropology museum, we look at the ways culture affects individual experience to learn about the knowledge, customs, and institutions of a people. 

From the power of secrets to the effects of colonialism, our exhibits and programs illustrate the intersection of our shared human experience. We hope to create a space for all to reflect and learn about personal, cultural, and societal topics – things that make us all human.

Experience humanity through immersive exhibits at the Museum.

Learn more about Anthropology Day from the American Anthropological Association.

Learn more about Decolonizing Initiatives at the Museum of Us.

The Museum of Us recognizes that it sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Museum extends its respect and gratitude to the Kumeyaay peoples who have lived here for millennia.

The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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