CSUSB Anthropology Museum

CSUSB Anthropology Museum The CSUSB Anthropology Museum is located in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Building, SB306.

Join the CSUSB Anthropology Museum for the opening reception celebrating "Lost and Found" -- Monday, 9/23 4:30 - 6:30 pm...
09/10/2019

Join the CSUSB Anthropology Museum for the opening reception celebrating "Lost and Found" -- Monday, 9/23 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Door prizes include five $200 discounts for approved CSUSB faculty-led study abroad programs!!

Calling all San Bernardino County high school teachers, administrators, students, and parents!! Through a partnership wi...
08/09/2019
IN|DIGNITY

Calling all San Bernardino County high school teachers, administrators, students, and parents!! Through a partnership with the County Superintendent of Schools, In|Dignity -- the CSUSB Anthropology Museum exhibition featuring 43 Inland Empire community members -- is now available as a mobile show! Reservations can be made by school principals and district superintendents. For more information and to access curriculum resources, visit www.indignityexhibit.weebly.com

Please help us spread the word!

Information about and curriculum for teaching with In|Dignity, a partnership between Cal State San Bernardino and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Tung is originally from Vietnam and eventually moved to Westminster, California. He was charged at the age of 16, and se...
04/29/2019

Tung is originally from Vietnam and eventually moved to Westminster, California. He was charged at the age of 16, and sentenced to 25 years to life.

smallasaGIANT breathes life, empathy, and activism into the story of juvenile incarceration. Learn more by visiting Ise Lyfe's smallasaGIANT at the CSUSB Anthropology Museum. Open through June 20th.

6th grade students learn about the history and implications of juvenile incarceration at smallasaGIANT. Thanks for visit...
04/19/2019

6th grade students learn about the history and implications of juvenile incarceration at smallasaGIANT. Thanks for visiting!

smallasaGIANT is open through June 20th in the Anthropology Museum at CSUSB. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, weekend and evening hours for group and class tours by appointment.

smallasaGIANT is opening on April 18th. Please RSVP
04/05/2019
Small as a GIANT Grand Opening

smallasaGIANT is opening on April 18th. Please RSVP

Small as a GIANT is a photo exhibit about young people sentenced to 20+ years in prison.

RAFFMA is hosting Museum Career Week!
02/18/2019

RAFFMA is hosting Museum Career Week!

We're very excited to announce our upcoming exhibition, smallasaGIANT, curated by artist and activist Ise Lyfe. The exhi...
02/14/2019

We're very excited to announce our upcoming exhibition, smallasaGIANT, curated by artist and activist Ise Lyfe. The exhibition is a conceptual art installation that tackles youth incarceration in California. Want to join our efforts? Sign up for exhibition updates and volunteer opportunities here: goo.gl/smGr1J

11/29/2018
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"In|Dignity: The Devised Performance" -- an original theatrical piece based on the Anthropology Museum's In|Dignity exhibition -- is coming! Get your tickets for Friday Dec. 14th or Saturday Dec. 15th by following the link below. Read more about it at https://inside.csusb.edu/node/18966.

In|Dignity will be closing on December 14th! But, you can take the exhibition home with you forever with a catalog! Pre-...
11/09/2018

In|Dignity will be closing on December 14th! But, you can take the exhibition home with you forever with a catalog! Pre-order yours NOW to guarantee a copy from this limited run. Orders must be received by close of business Tuesday 11/13. Place yours today at https://commerce.cashnet.com/ecampus?itemcode=ECAMPUS-IDE

Carved Eagle__________Yousuf presented the museum with this carving of an eagle – the national bird of the United States...
11/06/2018

Carved Eagle
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Yousuf presented the museum with this carving of an eagle – the national bird of the United States – to represent his identity.
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“We are as American as anybody else. As a matter of fact, sometimes I tell people that I am more American than they are, because I earned my citizenship. I proved that I wanted to be American. You were just born here.”
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Head Scarf
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Scarf with imprint of the American flag, worn by Fauzia.
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“We are under a lot of scrutiny. We do face Islamophobia. It’s not made up. At the airport it is the ‘random searches.’ If I interview for a job with this covered head, against somebody else who is not covered, guess who’s gonna get the job?”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th, 2018. Please come visit us to read Yousuf and Fauzia’s story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

The fall issue of the Museum Studies Quarterly Newsletter is here! Check it out for information on course offerings for ...
10/19/2018
CSUSB Museum Studies Quarterly Newsletter

The fall issue of the Museum Studies Quarterly Newsletter is here! Check it out for information on course offerings for the Certificate in Museum Studies, updates on exhibition plans for the CSUSB Anthropology Museum, job listings, fellowship opportunities, community events, and more.

“Integration.” Colored pencil on paper. Drawing by Theresa, circa 1992.__________“That's another drawing I did -- all th...
10/02/2018

“Integration.” Colored pencil on paper. Drawing by Theresa, circa 1992.
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“That's another drawing I did -- all the kids on one side of the room ... and I'm sitting over here by myself ... When I go back and look at those drawings, it's exactly what I was feeling, what I was going through as a child.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th, 2018. Please come visit us to read Theresa’s story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

Maryam wears a scarf as a sign of modesty and her devotion to God.__________“Some people look at my head scarf and tell ...
09/05/2018

Maryam wears a scarf as a sign of modesty and her devotion to God.
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“Some people look at my head scarf and tell me, ‘Take if off! You don’t need it. You’re in America now.’ And I’m like, ‘I’ve been here almost my whole life, so I know what my rights are, thank you.’ I am proud to wear it.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th, 2018. Please come visit us to read Maryam’s story!
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The museum summer hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Cauldrons have a womb-like shape, and are sometimes used to symbolically represent female force. They can also be used t...
07/19/2018

Cauldrons have a womb-like shape, and are sometimes used to symbolically represent female force. They can also be used to hold or to ritually burn items. Paola’s cauldron is on display here.
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“I conjure in everything I do in life. Everything is magic, everything is beautiful cosmic synchronicity, and I'm so grateful to have been born human so that everything I do, whether it be physical intention, emotional intention, or private secret desires, they will all ultimately have this rippling fractal effect throughout the universe in my life.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th, 2018. Please come visit us to read Paola’s story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Butter Churn & Book __________Butter churn used by Alice to transform goat milk into cheese. The publication was written...
07/04/2018

Butter Churn & Book
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Butter churn used by Alice to transform goat milk into cheese. The publication was written by Alice and a colleague.
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“It’s an interesting life, and it’s hard to make people understand. But farmers are not ignorant. I have a Masters degree, and I’ve written 21 books, and I don’t think an uneducated, stupid person could do that.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th, 2018. Please come visit us to read Alice’s story!
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The museum summer hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

“I Am The Rat Queen.” Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 5 x 4', 2017 __________“Creating ‘I Am The Rat Queen’ is the outcome of...
06/25/2018

“I Am The Rat Queen.” Oil and Acrylic on canvas, 5 x 4', 2017
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“Creating ‘I Am The Rat Queen’ is the outcome of searching for myself and struggling for growth and empowerment. Having also fallen in love with my pet rats (that I had too many of) where I experienced repetitive illness and death. I was confronted with my own mortality and suffered from the massive experience of loss, while coming to terms with my own weaknesses and shortcomings as a human being.
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I also connected with the stigmatized rodent, as I too often felt like a pest as a child. I became the Rat Queen, as a symbol for those forgotten and left behind, and like the rat, rising from the sewers and transcending its place from the abject to the sacred. We all belong here, we all matter, and we are all a part of this universe.
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This was one of my first works of art in graduate school that reflected my journey to personal empowerment within my inherent powerlessness to the nature of things.
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th, 2018. Please come visit us to read Heather’s story!
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The museum hours during the summer are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Samantha turned her life around after years battling addiction, and the loss of her daughter. The butterfly is a symbol ...
06/11/2018

Samantha turned her life around after years battling addiction, and the loss of her daughter. The butterfly is a symbol of organ donation, and of rebirth.
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“The reason I chose a butterfly is that it signifies rebirth into something beautiful. My life has been exactly that.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th, 2018. Please come visit us to read Samantha’s story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

Tinker Bell Figurine __________One of the many Tinker bell-themed items from Amanda’s collection. __________“My granddau...
05/10/2018

Tinker Bell Figurine
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One of the many Tinker bell-themed items from Amanda’s collection.
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“My granddaughter makes fun of me because I’ve got Tinkerbell kinda scattered all over my house. But it’s a magical thing, you know? The fairies kinda represent hope, for better things, and the childhood that I never had.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th 2018. Please come visit us to read Amanda’s story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

Statue _________A gift to Mark from his grandmother, this statue portrays a chieftain and an eagle perched atop a mounta...
04/25/2018

Statue
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A gift to Mark from his grandmother, this statue portrays a chieftain and an eagle perched atop a mountain.
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“This signifies the connection of my people to their spirits, and that these spirits are no greater or lesser than the spirits of the animals around us. We are, in fact, linked.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th 2018. Please come visit us to read Mark’s story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

Debbie Harry Portrait__________Day-of-the-Dead-themed painting of the lead singer of Blondie. Crafted and given to Darby...
04/11/2018

Debbie Harry Portrait
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Day-of-the-Dead-themed painting of the lead singer of Blondie. Crafted and given to Darby by Havok Von Doom.
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“Havok incorporated a little bit of everything I love and connected it to music in this work of art, which means so much to me, since we connected through music and art. I met Havok by going to the monthly drag king shows at The Menagerie in Riverside, and a friendship grew by us working together for Royalty on the Roof, an annual celebration of trans lives and success stories.”
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th 2018. Please come visit us to read Darby’s story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

BibleOne of Andrew’s annotated bibles, documenting his use of the volume to carry him through the “seasons of life.” Ope...
03/20/2018

Bible

One of Andrew’s annotated bibles, documenting his use of the volume to carry him through the “seasons of life.” Opened to Matthew 10:29, where Jesus speaks about the value of even a sparrow.

“There are times that I'm just desperately seeking God and I open up the Bible and there's something that's just so specific to what I'm going through, or a decision I need to make, or something like that ... Or maybe I'll read this verse and I'll feel like he's saying, “You need to remember this, that I allowed you to read.” And then I'll meet some random person ... and it's exactly what they need.”

The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th 2018. Please come visit us to read Andrew’s story!

The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

Box with Rings(A small box featuring Frida Kahlo, along with two rings)“It wasn't until high school that I embraced my M...
02/28/2018

Box with Rings
(A small box featuring Frida Kahlo, along with two rings)

“It wasn't until high school that I embraced my Mexican side. Before, I was really ashamed of who I was. And I didn't want to speak Spanish, didn't want to be my parents interpreter, didn't want to even say I was Mexican.” –Sandra
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th 2018. Please come visit us to read Sandra’s story!

The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

Converse ShoesWhen D-Skyy was growing up she often wore Chuck Taylors, because they were inexpensive. This pair has been...
02/09/2018

Converse Shoes

When D-Skyy was growing up she often wore Chuck Taylors, because they were inexpensive. This pair has been signed by individuals who have inspired her, or who she has inspired through her work.

"Blackskyy entertainment is my company, where we focus on helping develop artists, and help them understand that our work is beyond music. It's about focusing on community makers as well."

Courtesy of Latoya "D-Skyy" Cox.
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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum's "In|Dignity" is an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through sharing the experiences of the Inland Empire residents. On display through Dec. 11th 2018. Please come visit us to read D-Skyy's story!
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The museum hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or you can call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

The CSUSB Anthropology Museum is proud to announce that In|Dignity is now open! Please come visit the exhibition Monday-...
01/23/2018
In|Dignity explores and explodes intolerance; now on exhibit at CSUSB Anthropology Museum | CSUSB News

The CSUSB Anthropology Museum is proud to announce that In|Dignity is now open! Please come visit the exhibition Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or call 909-537-5505 to request a weekend tour. Free and open to the public.

“In|Dignity,” an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through the experiences of Inland Empire residents, is now open at CSUSB’s Anthropology Museum and will remain on display through Dec. 11. Photos: Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB Fri, January 19, 2018 In|Dignity explores and exp...

The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration Center for Global Management, along with the CSUSB Globa...
11/01/2017
Human Library Campaign - CSUSB

The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration Center for Global Management, along with the CSUSB Global Leadership and Culture Club, have received the license to host a Human Library Event on campus on November 29th and 30th.

The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It is a place where real people are “on loan” to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.

If you are interested in collaborating or volunteering as a "book," or know anyone who is, please see sign up using the following link: https://www.volunteersignup.org/E744W

For more information on the Human Library, visit: https://vimeo.com/205874389

Further questions regarding the event should be directed to Daniel Perez, at [email protected] or extension 74384.

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CSUSB Social And Behavioral Sciences Building, Third Floor (room 306)
San Bernardino, CA
92407

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