The museum's collection includes objects from most major North American cultural areas, as well as from many different countries of the world. The oldest item is a hominid chopping tool from East Africa that dates to almost two million years ago. Some of our artifacts are:
• Rhode Island
arrow points and tools
• Prehistoric stone artifacts from New England
• Native New England woodsplint baskets
• Native American baskets and pottery
• Eskimo Kayak
• Plains Indian clothing, bows, arrows, and
• Stone Age and Bronze Age artifacts from Europe
• Babylonian cuneiform tablet
• East African lion hunting spears
• West African masks and sculptures
• Peruvian textiles
gallery showcases a quality collection that is drawn from around the world.
Ongoing exhibitions in the Museum gallery currently feature:
England Woodsplint Baskets"
"Early Rhode Island Life"
"Visible Spirits: African Masks and Sculpture"
"Around the World"
"The Nineteenth-Century American Collector"
"Southwest United States"
"The Great Plains"
contact the Museum of Primitive Art and Culture:
1058 Kingstown Road, Suite 5, Peace Dale, RI 02879
or visit us at:
1058 Kingstown Road, Suite 4, (Route 108)
oil on canvas
by Guatemalan artist Humberto Garavito,
Early 20th century