Online Exhibits

Worldviews Online: Maya Ceramics from the Palmer Collection

Updated with clearer, larger images and a re-designed interface.Ceramics produced by ancient Maya scribes and artisans contain a wealth of information about religion and beliefs and show views of the worlds important to the Maya.

Penobscot Primer

An innovative, computerized Native American language resource for teaching and research.

Images for Eternity: West Mexican Tomb Figures

Archaeologists and art historians are making progress in understanding West Mexican tomb figures that have lost their original context.

Snowshoes: A Gift from Gluskabe

For Native Peoples of the sub Arctic, snowshoeing was not a winter recreational sport. The ability to make and use snowshoes was a life skill essential to survival.

Tree and Tradition: Brown Ash and Native American Basketmaking

Traces the evolution of Maine Indian basket making and examines problems that threaten basketmakers’ livelihoods and their ability to perpetuate a cultural tradition.

Transcending Traditions

Transcending Traditions features five contemporary Maine Indian basketmakers who represent the next generation: Jeremy Frey, Ganessa Bryant, Sarah Sockbeson, George Neptune and Eric “Otter” Bacon.

Crooked Knives: Tools of the Trade

The history and use of these specialized woodworking tools indigenous to the Northeast and adapted by European settlers.

Brilliantly Beaded: Northeastern Native American Beadwork

Beadworking traditions of Native peoples of the Northeast from the 17th century to present.

Cosmos in Clay: Ancient Ceramics and Gold from Panama

Sandwiched between Mesoamerica and Andean lands, Native peoples of this region produced distinctive art forms reflecting their cosmology.

Across the Andes: Travels in Peru, 1934

The Hudson museum hosted this exhibit in Summer 2002Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to announce that the Roosevelt and Cross photographic archive is now available online. In 1934, Cornelius van S. Roosevelt and Richard J. Cross accompanied the noted Peruvian archaeologist Dr. Julio C. Tello on an expedition to explore important pre-Hispanic sites of the Ancash region of Peru. The online archive presents 355 photos, only few of them previously published, documenting aspects of the expedition through the Huaura and Fortaleza valleys in the Lima region, as well as the valleys of Huarmey, Casma, Nepeña and Santa in the Ancash region. Highlights of the collection include several images of Julio C. Tello in the field, and early photographs of Chanquillo and Chavín de Huántar. There is extensive documentation of Chavín tenoned heads, the Lanzón, and diverse Recuay stone sculpture.