San Diego's only anthropological museum is home to 70,000 artifacts, folk art and archaeological finds from all over the ... More
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego's only anthropological museum is home to 70,000 artifacts, folk art and archaeological finds from all over the world. With mummies and ancient carved monuments, the treasures inside San Diego Museum of Man are abundant, but the building itself is also a San Diego treasure and city symbol. The California Building with its tile-capped tower was designed in 1915 by Bertram G. Goodhue and reflects a whimsical "California Mission" style of architecture. Exhibits inside explore the culture and lives of ancient civilizations of the Inuits, the Mapuche, and the Mayans, among others.
I went to the Museum of Man to see the Copper Age exhibit, which of course I found very interesting, but I ended up spending my entire day there engrossed in each of the exhibits I kept discovering in the various rooms and halls.
The Mayan Exhibit is absolutely extraordinary with the excellent educational signage and the impressive reproductions of the Mayan artifacts!!! I had seen some of the Mayan artifacts in southeastern Mexico, but to see reproduced in such large size in your museum was absolutely amazing!
I enjoyed the African Art works especially the unique sculptures.
The Edward S. Curtis Refocused Native American photography exhibit gave me lots more to think about. I have always had a special interest in this area since my Uncle Hank spent a great deal of time on an Indian Reservation in Arizona.
The Egyptian mummies/art, other mummies from Mexico, Denmark, and other locations helped me to again focus on the connection of cultures. I had studied the mummies/bodies found in the Irish bogs in Ireland, and I found it interesting to understand that bogs in other countries also have these mummies/bodies.
I particularly appreciated the excellent signage and the variety of all of the exhibits that seemed to represent every continent or part of the world.
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Fargo Museum' is in honor of that rough and ready past. A full size replica of one of the ...
Predominantly displaying fine paintings, this museum also exhibits excellent sculpture, 126 paintings on permanent exhibition, and other works rotated throughout
the year. Opened in 1965, this museum is home to San Diego's only Rembrandt painting on public display, 'Saint ...
Your first stop when touring Balboa Park should be this newly renovated tourist information center. It provides schedules and route
maps for the free tram that circles throughout the 1,200 acre park. In addition, you may purchase day passes ...
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