A Museum Where Cultures Connect

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To steward a vast collection of objects spanning the infinite breadth of human cultures for the advancement of knowledge and understanding

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Berkeley University of California

Current exhibit

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

If you take a sip of coffee, are you on drugs? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? The Hearst invites visitors to question their assumptions about these drugs and the people who use them.

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