SUAC presents original, rotating exhibits of artifacts and photographs from our cultural heritage collections, spanning disciplines, periods, and global cultures.

Scroll down to learn more about current & upcoming, virtual, and past exhibitions. 

Virtual Exhibitions

Women in the World: Gender and the Origins of Stanford's Anthropological Collections (2021)

Modeling Mesoamerica: Origins and Originality in a Teaching Collection (2020)

Our Dark Materials: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection (2019)

Chinese American at Stanford: A Reflexive Archaeology (2018)

Inventory Find of the Week (2018-2019)

Stuff: Perspectives on Meaningful Objects (2018)

Collecting in Life and Death: The Curatorial Legacy of Leland Stanford Jr. - 3D (2017)

Gallery for the Before Stanford Public Symposium (2016)

Past Exhibitions

Friday, May 27, 2022 - Tuesday, May 30, 2023. All day

This exhibit features cultural objects that entered Stanford University's collections from the modern states of Egypt, Ethiopia, the Sudan, and South Sudan.

Friday, May 31, 2019. 3:30pm - Thursday, May 14, 2020. 5:30pm

In Trading Faces: Aspects of a 20th-century Northwest Coast Collection, exploration of carvings, prints, paintings, and other items from Canada and Alaska reveals tension between category and…

Thursday, June 7, 2018. 8:30am - Thursday, May 16, 2019. 5:30pm

The archaeology exhibit Our Dark Materials: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection presents new examination of a forgotten collection.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 12:00pm - Thursday, May 16, 2019. 5:30pm

This exhibit highlights the multi-colored manifestations of iron-bearing surfaces in ceramics from Korea and the Americas, including both ancient and contemporary artworks.

Friday, June 2, 2017. 3:30pm - Thursday, May 17, 2018. 10:30am

People and artifacts have intimately connected Stanford University to the Pacific world since the late 19th century.