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October UBC Museum of Anthropology

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Exhibitions

The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011
October 25, 2013 – March 30, 2014 | MOA
Opening Reception, Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | MOA
In 1949, the Cuban writer and ethno-musicologist, Alejo Carpentier (1904 – 1980), coined the term the “marvellous real” to describe a particular kind of magic realism that is manifest in the arts and everyday life of Latin America. Eluding the expected through bizarre amalgamations, improbable juxtapositions, and fantastic correlations, the marvellous real is, as Carpentier said, “neither beautiful nor ugly; rather, it is amazing because it is strange.” Read more

Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael’s Residential School
Until March 2, 2014 | MOA

This exhibition has grown out of a unique opportunity to present the personal experiences of First Nations children who attended St. Michael’s Indian Residential School. During the late 1930’s, one student at the school had a camera and photographed many of her friends and classmates there. The photos provide a rare and moving glimpse of residential school life through the eyes of students as they made a life for themselves away from families and home communities. Read more

Programs

Opening Reception: The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011
Saturday, October 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | MOA
Join us to celebrate the opening of The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011. Read moreCurator Tour: Everything Strange, Everything Amazing
Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm – 2:00pm | MOA
Co-curators Nicola Levell and Anthony Shelton will give a tour of the exhibition The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011, and discuss their unique approach to the display of 20th-century Mexican art. Read moreDia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, November 2, 11:00am – 4:00pm | MOA
For many traditional Mesoamerican cultures, dying represents a continuation of this life in a different, parallel realm. Every year, these two realms connect in a celebration commonly known as Day of the Dead, a festivity with ancient, pre-Columbian roots. Read more

MOA Staff Tours
Tuesdays | MOA
Learn about MOA’s collections from a different staff member every week. Read more
October 1: Mawuena Glymin, IT Manager
October 8: Mauray Toutloff, Conservator
October 15: Pam Brown, Curator, Pacific Northwest
October 22: Bill McLennan, Curator, Pacific Northwest
October 29: Karen Duffek, Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest

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