Galleries and Exhibits
Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery
The primary space for hosting changing exhibits, this gallery honors the memory of Mary Bratton Curtis, a lifelong supporter of arts education and programming in the community.
Focused on the educational value of objects, this gallery highlights artifacts that help illustrate the four themes of Domestic Life, Beliefs, Technology and Art and Encounters.
Gregory Perino Archaeological Study Area
The Gregory Perino Gallery is dedicated to the presentation and study of regional archaeological materials. Exhibit area houses collections of prehistoric ceramics, plus stone, bone, and shell artifacts. It honors the legacy of Gregory Perino (1914-2005), archaeologist and first director of the museum (1975-1984).
Nathaniel and Lana Grey Gallery
Located in the Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center, this display space honors Nathaniel and Lana Grey of Highland Park, Illinois, who have made significant contributions to the museum's collections.
The Museum of the Red River features both temporary and long-term exhibits drawn from its own collections and from outside artists, collectors, and institutions.
Contact! The Aztec, Maya, and InkaApril 30 - June 30, 2013
Artifacts from the Museum’s collections which highlight the major civilizations the Spanish encountered in the Americas at the end of the 15th and into the 16th century.
Native American BasketryJuly 9 - Septeber 8, 2013
A large selection of baskets featuring the diverse weaving methods of the native groups of North, Central and South America.
Sacred LandscapesSeptember 17 - November 17, 2013
With the encouragement of native tribes, photographer Lorran Meares captures the spiritual nature of several sites in the U.S. at night, when many reached their "sacred" peak.
Recent AcquisitionsNovember 26 - February 23, 2014