Current Exhibits

Photo of the Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange by Stormy Staats

The museum's galleries are open for in-person exhibitions October 22 to December 9, 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.

October 22 - December 9, 2022

Free Admission and open to the public

 

  • Closed: November, 11 & 21-25, 2022

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

Photo of the Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange by Stormy Staats

Restoring Indigenous Burning in California

Fall 2022 postcard

Wildfire is enshrouding California in unprecedented ways: destroying homes, taking lives, and toxifying the air. Yet, fire is a necessity for humanity. From time immemorial, Indigenous peoples of California developed positive and reciprocal relationships with fore. Learn about how Indigenous peoples intentionally set fires to maintain critical foods, fibers, and connections to place, while reducing wildfire severity and spread. These practices have profound effects on ecological and cultural revitalization, and have the potential to repair the harm of past land and fire management.

October 22 - December 9, 2022

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

  • Closed: November, 11 & 21-25, 2022

Free Admission and open to the public

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

 

 

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

Of Land, Sky, and Humanity

Fall 2022 postcard

Fundamental to working with adobe is creating adobe structures as a community.

Our exhibition honors this long tradition, and showcases the practice of Joanna Keane-Lopez, an artist and adobera who sees working with adobe as a way of bringing people together. Explore her latest collaboration in this long tradition, which involves working with Cal State East Bay and UC Berkeley students to build hornos (ovens). Visit the museum to discover the process of creating adobe, learn how adobe connects people to the land and sky, and see how adobe installations reveal the beauty in mud, through strength and simplicity.

October 22 - December 9, 2022

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

  • Closed: November, 11 & 21-25, 2022

Free Admission and open to the public

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

2021 - 2022 Postcard

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.

Reopening October 22 - December 9, 2022

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

  • Closed: November, 11 & 21-25, 2022

Free Admission and open to the public

Location : Hayward Campus, Meiklejohn Hall 4047

Original Dates: Oct 25 - Dec 10, 2021 and Jan 31 - Mar 4, 2022

Fall 2022 - on loan to Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

In Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland, Botanica spiritual practices are highlighted in this exhibition, which provides a refuge folk saints and religious practices outside the mainstream. From the veneration and worship of African and Native American gods, to a variety of spiritual beliefs, the exhibit exposes the deep roots of contemporary Latinx culture in Northern California. Visitors are invited to commune with Latinx folk saints.

Visit the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park website for details.

 

Location: 2465 34th Avenue, Oakland, CA  94601

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

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.