In Transition: Female Figurines from the Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Collection


Sep. 2, 2016 - Dec. 16, 2016 (All day)

Office/Remote Location

The Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Gallery


As one of the most commonly found objects from the pre- Hispanic era, figurines bring us closer to understanding the cultures of Mesoamerica, South America, and Central America. The small-scale of these objects triggers memory and personal engagement. Figurines are uniquely suited to embody personal powers, histories, accomplishments, and losses, and represent the people that created them. These figurines reveal details of daily life that are impossible to reconstruct through other media, thus providing a glimpse into the lives and cultures of these ancient peoples. This exhibition focuses on the female figurine — specifically those forms depicting women transitioning from maiden to motherhood.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Museum Hours/Admission:
Mondays - Fridays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays

Summer Museum Hours (May-August)
Mondays - Fridays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum

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External Sponsor

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum