A Selection of Recent Loans

polychrome vase“Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” (33 objects loaned)

Museum of Science, Boston, MA
October 17, 2014 – May 3, 2015

San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA

Polychrome vase, Maya, Holmul, Guatemala. Peabody Museum Expedition, 1911. PM 11-6-20/C5668



Horn Whistle“African Art: Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology” (111 objects loaned)

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA  November 16, 2014 – ongoing

Horn whistle, man on antelope, Zaire, 1917 or earlier. Gift of Mrs. George Howe, A. C. Coolidge, and Oric Bates, 1917. PM 17-41-50/B1588







Bear and otter mask“Becoming Another: The Power of Masks” (13 objects loaned)

The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY  March 13, 2015 – February 8, 2016

Bear and otter mask, Tlingit, 19th century, Alaska. Museum purchase, 1869 PM 69-30-10/1609





Sidefold dress“The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” (7 objects loaned)

The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO September 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY March 2, 2015 – May 17, 2015

Side-fold dress, Central Plains; Lakota or Cheyenne (?), ca. 1800-1825. Gift of the Heirs of David Kimball, 1899. PM 99-12-10/53047




Hawaiian crested helmet“Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali'I” (6 objects loaned)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2015 – February 28, 2016

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI March 19, 2016–July 23, 2016

Crested helmet, Hawaiian, Oahu, Hawaii, 18th century. Gift of the Heirs of David Kimball, 1899. PM 99-12-70/53559

stick chart“Navigation” (7 objects loaned)

Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA February 2, 2015–December 15, 201

Native sailing chart (“stick chart”), Marshall Islands, 19th century or earlier. Gift of Alexander Agassiz, 1900. PM 00-8-70/55584



John Mix Stanley drawing“Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley” (1 object loaned)

Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY June 6, 2015 – August 29, 2015


John Mix Stanley (American, 1814–1872), "The Ruin of Casa Grande". November 10, 1846. Gift of the Estate of Belle Bushnell, 1946. PM 41-72-10/481