Current Exhibits

1860s artifacts on Arch Inc postcard

The museum's galleries are open for in-person exhibitions Jan 31 to Mar 4, 2022. We hope you have a chance to visit us on campus, but you can still enjoy watching past virtual panels and visiting our virtual museum. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us via email.

Open Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jan 31 - Mar 4, 2022

Free Admission and open to the public

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

Modern archaeology is a billion-dollar business centered on
Cultural Resource Management (CRM), the discipline’s for-profit branch.
Indiana Jones went corporate half a century ago and this exhibit chronicles
that shift, offering an insider’s perspective on this little known but highly
influential industry employing around 80% of all archaeologists.


Our exhibit draws on CRM-sourced collections and engages with industry
professionals and alumni to offer visitors a sense for the everyday work
and often grueling reality of CRM archaeology and for the variety of
community partnerships, indigenous consultancies, and archaeological
collections the work produces alongside some of the controversies it has
generated over the decades.

Open Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 25 - Dec 10, 2021 and Jan 31 - Mar 4, 2022

Free Admission and open to the public

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

  • Closed: November 11, 22-26, 2021

Spring 2019 Exhibit - Extended

From Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland to Bay Area spiritual practitioners, this exhibit highlights the complexity of Latinx life. The museum provides refuge to folk saints unwelcome in the religious mainstream while offering a historical context to their Bay Area backdrop. From the veneration and worship of African and Native American gods to the quiet lives of colonial-era ranchers, the exhibit exposes the deep roots of contemporary Latinx culture in Northern California. Visitors are invited to commune with Latinx folk saints, experience East Bay history, and interact with technologies that transformed the area centuries ago

Currently reopened  Oct 25 - Dec 10, 2021 and Jan 31 - Mar 4, 2022

Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Admission and open to the public

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

Original Dates:

Opening reception Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Open Mon-Sat February 18 – May 17, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

  • Closed Spring Break: March 30 - April 7

'Botanica' installments comes to CSUEB - article about creating the 2019 exhibition.

A new gallery highlighting traditions and technologies of mud and mud-brick construction

Adobe: Of Dirt and Community

How long will your home last?

Your conventional home will probably not survive more than a few generations. Mud houses fashioned by our  ancestors survived thousands of years. If those walls could talk, they would tell stories of the many families that lived there and of the cultural change, conquests, and technological advancements that impacted them. The western landscape is peppered with mud-brick constructions, many of them right under our noses in the Bay Area. This exhibit places a spotlight on the beauty and complexity of adobe houses, ovens, and other mud constructions and their cultural significance.

Reopened  Oct 25 - Dec 10, 2021 and Jan 31 - Mar 4, 2022

Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Admission and open to the public

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

Original Dates:

Open Mon-Sat February 18 – May 17, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

  • Closed Spring Break: March 30 - April 7

"Of Dirt and Community," an East Bay Today article on studying the science behind adobe bricks.

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Museum galleries are located on the fourth floor of Meiklejohn Hall, room 4047, at the southwest corner of Cal State East Bay's Hayward campus. During exhibitions, the museum is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see the campus Parking & Alternative Transportation Services page for information about visiting the campus.