Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology

Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology The Holmes Museum is a student-run museum at Wichita State University. Come see us in Neff Hall, just east of Rhatigan Student Center!! The Lowell D.
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Holmes Museum of Anthropology is a student run, teaching museum located on the Wichita State University campus. The main gallery features the museum's Asmat collection, which is the third largest in the nation. Throughout the hallways of Neff Hall, there are also numerous student designed and built exhibitions that are regularly being changed out with new material.

Operating as usual

Spring 2021 Exhibit Opening.
04/27/2021

Spring 2021 Exhibit Opening.

Interim President, Dr. Muma and LAS Dean, Dr. Hippisley attended the exhibited opening today.
04/27/2021

Interim President, Dr. Muma and LAS Dean, Dr. Hippisley attended the exhibited opening today.

Exhibit Opening today from 2-5. Hope to see you there.
04/26/2021

Exhibit Opening today from 2-5. Hope to see you there.

Exhibit Opening today from 2-5. Hope to see you there.

04/22/2021
Senior, biology major, Stephanie Bristow, created an exhibit about Ancestral Puebloan Pottery as part of an Independent ...
04/16/2021

Senior, biology major, Stephanie Bristow, created an exhibit about Ancestral Puebloan Pottery as part of an Independent Study in Museum Studies.

Senior, biology major, Stephanie Bristow, created an exhibit about Ancestral Puebloan Pottery as part of an Independent Study in Museum Studies.

Timeline Photos
04/14/2021

Timeline Photos

I was honored to give Bill Walsh a tour of the Pizza Hut Museum.  He was a long time Pizza Hut franchisee and and worked...
04/08/2021
Shock Talk: Out & About "Pizza Hut Museum"

I was honored to give Bill Walsh a tour of the Pizza Hut Museum. He was a long time Pizza Hut franchisee and and worked in the first Pizza Hut building with Dan and Frank Carney. Bill is receiving an Alumni award this month.

https://youtu.be/eldprWx9B4EI

This Shock Talk: Out & About features Bill Walsh ’71, Pizza Hut franchisee and Rachelle Meinecke ’95/98, Pizza Hut Museum curator as they take us on a tour o...

04/05/2021

Gracie Tolley gives you a little sneak peak of the exhibits that that Museum Exhibitions class has been working on this semester.

04/05/2021
It’s exhibit time in Neff Hall!  Stephanie is working on an exhibit as part of an Independent Study. It will feature Anc...
04/03/2021

It’s exhibit time in Neff Hall! Stephanie is working on an exhibit as part of an Independent Study. It will feature Ancestral Puebloan Pottery.

It’s exhibit time in Neff Hall! Stephanie is working on an exhibit as part of an Independent Study. It will feature Ancestral Puebloan Pottery.

Painting day!
03/29/2021

Painting day!

Two of our museum studies certificate students explain why a museum studies certificate is so beneficial.
03/26/2021

Two of our museum studies certificate students explain why a museum studies certificate is so beneficial.

Cheyenne Stillinger and Larry Papenfuss are taking what they have learned in their museum studies classes and applying it to their internships at Spirit AeroSystem and Doc’s Friends Inc.

Read more at https://bit.ly/3fcIoz9

The Museum Exhibition class is busy preparing for their new exhibits.
03/16/2021

The Museum Exhibition class is busy preparing for their new exhibits.

The Museum Exhibition class is busy preparing for their new exhibits.

03/15/2021

Sophomore, Angie Guevara, who is the curator of exhibits at the museum, shares with us a couple of her favorite artifacts.

New exhibit in the RSC created by sophomore Angie Guevara.  The exhibit has religious items from all over the world.
03/02/2021

New exhibit in the RSC created by sophomore Angie Guevara. The exhibit has religious items from all over the world.

New exhibit in the RSC created by sophomore Angie Guevara. The exhibit has religious items from all over the world.

Why get a Museum Studies Certificate at WSU?
03/02/2021

Why get a Museum Studies Certificate at WSU?

Why get a Museum Studies Certificate at WSU?

The Museum Exhibition class visited the Kauffman Museum in North Newton today and heard from exhibit designer Chuck Regi...
03/01/2021

The Museum Exhibition class visited the Kauffman Museum in North Newton today and heard from exhibit designer Chuck Regier.

The Museum Exhibition class visited the Kauffman Museum in North Newton today and heard from exhibit designer Chuck Regier.

Museum Studies student, Larry Papenfuss received an internship at Spirit to work on developing a Smithsonian affiliate a...
02/26/2021

Museum Studies student, Larry Papenfuss received an internship at Spirit to work on developing a Smithsonian affiliate application for "Doc's Friends". Internships provide museum studies students with valuable hands-on experience.

Museum Studies student, Larry Papenfuss received an internship at Spirit to work on developing a Smithsonian affiliate application for "Doc's Friends". Internships provide museum studies students with valuable hands-on experience.

Anthropology major and  graduate museum studies student, Cheyenne Stillinger received an internship from Spirit to work ...
02/26/2021

Anthropology major and graduate museum studies student, Cheyenne Stillinger received an internship from Spirit to work on an exhibit about women in aviation.

Anthropology major and graduate museum studies student, Cheyenne Stillinger received an internship from Spirit to work on an exhibit about women in aviation.

Paid summer internship.
02/26/2021

Paid summer internship.

This summer, join the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center for our Summer Internship programs. We offer paid summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology, anthropology, education, and related fields. Learn from some of the best archaeologists, educators, and American Indian scholars in the country. As a Crow Canyon intern, you will get hands-on experience that can help you sharpen your skills. Apply today! Applications are due March 12, 2021.
crowcanyon.org/internship

02/23/2021
Recent Acqusitions

Check out the latest video from the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology staff member, Ria Morgan

02/18/2021
Timeline Photos
02/18/2021

Timeline Photos

02/10/2021
Tour of storage facility

Twice a month for the rest of the semester the museum will be hosting videos sharing different aspects of our museum. Today, graduate student and registrar Gracie Tolley, gives a tour of part of our storage facility.

Museum job wanted
02/06/2021

Museum job wanted

Position Opening: The Registrar manages all aspects of the Wichita Art Museum’s registration and collections management functions including temporary and traveling exhibitions, incoming and outgoing loans, acquisitions, cataloguing, database management, insurance, inventory, and storage. Working as part of an energetic and collaborative curatorial team, the Registrar contributes to WAM’s mission to bring “people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.” Full job description: https://wichitaartmuseum.org/jobs-volunteers/

Check out the new exhibit by Renee Stout at the Ulrich Museum of Art.  Her artwork reflects her interest in the ideas an...
02/05/2021

Check out the new exhibit by Renee Stout at the Ulrich Museum of Art. Her artwork reflects her interest in the ideas and visual language of Haitian Voudou and American Voodoo. Included within her exhibit, are 5 pieces of art from the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. The pieces are from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Graduate museum studies student, Brittany Beck conducted the research on the artifacts and wrote the labels for the exhibit.

The Museum will be open for the spring semester starting Monday February 1st,  Monday -Friday from 1:00-5:00 or by appoi...
01/26/2021

The Museum will be open for the spring semester starting Monday February 1st, Monday -Friday from 1:00-5:00 or by appointment. To schedule and appointment or tour please email [email protected] or call 316-978-7068. Museum is free and always open to the public.

The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology loaned some African artifacts for Renee Stout's Ghost exhibit.  One of our m...
01/24/2021

The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology loaned some African artifacts for Renee Stout's Ghost exhibit. One of our museums studies students, Brittany Beck, did the research and wrote the labels for each of the artifacts. I'm excited to see how it all has come together.

TOMORROW the Ulrich will proudly unveil its Spring 2021 exhibitions! Although we won't have the large public opening party we typically host, the exhibitions will be up starting on Thursday morning, and the Ulrich will be open for its regular hours (Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). No appointment is necessary to view the exhibitions. However, we will be following the latest Sedgwick County guidelines that call for gatherings of no more than 25 people at a time, wearing masks, and keeping at least six feet apart. Before visiting the Museum, be sure to read our Safety Protocol on our website (https://ulrich.wichita.edu), which details all of our safe-distancing requirements.

The Spring 2021 Exhibitions are:

Gordon Parks: I, too, am America (https://ulrich.wichita.edu/ulrich_exhibition/gordon-parks-i-too-am-america/)
Renée Stout's Ghosts (https://ulrich.wichita.edu/ulrich_exhibition/renee-stout-ghosts/)
The XXIII Faculty Biennial: It's All Part of the Process (https://ulrich.wichita.edu/ulrich_exhibition/the-xxiii-faculty-biennial-its-all-part-of-the-process/)
Solving for X=Identity: Sharing Matrilineal Memories at WSU (https://ulrich.wichita.edu/ulrich_exhibition/solving-for-x-identity-sharing-matrilineal-pathways-at-wsu/)

We hope you'll come check out these amazing exhibitions in person!

Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
01/23/2021
Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Join a community of interns to gain professional skills and learn about museum practice. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds.

Society for Cultural Anthropology
01/21/2021

Society for Cultural Anthropology

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01/01/2021

Address

1845 Fairmount Box 52
Wichita, KS
67208

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00

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(316) 978-7071

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