Museum of Anthropology
Work on the new gallery has already begun, and it is scheduled to open in June. We’re incredibly excited by this development, and we invite you to learn more about it on our website. You can see a few of the donated objects above, or take a moment to view our Masterworks photo gallery on Flickr.
- December 24: 10 am – 2:30 pm
- December 25: Closed
- December 31: 10 am – 2:30 pm
Fri, Dec 9 / Artist-in-Residence: Visit with Javier Ramirez
Sat, Dec 10 / Workshop: Create Your Own Ceramics
Dec 13-14 / Artist-in-Residence: Visit with Javier Ramirez
Thu, Dec 15 / Presentation: The Tree of Life
Sun, Dec 25 / Closed: Christmas Day
Thu, Jan 5 / Tour: Crocodile Man
Art Exhibition Opening at MOA: Unceded Territories by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. 7-9pm, May 10, 2016
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun:
Tuesday, May 10, 7-9 pm. Free admission. Cash bar.
We invite you to join us for the opening party for our new exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.
Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources and sovereignty. Learn more.
No RSVP required. Opening remarks will be given at 7:15 pm by MOA Director Anthony Shelton and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. A full-colour publication accompanying the exhibition will be available for purchase from the MOA Shop.
Join us this summer for a spectacular trip to Haida Gwaii, in which you will explore the islands from north to south. Exclusively for MOA Members, this truly unique journey takes place from July 17–23, 2016, and will be hosted by our Curator of Education, Dr. Jill Baird.
You’ll encounter living cultural traditions and treasures, unforgettable coastal landscapes, and outstanding artists and knowledge-holders. Haida Gwaii will be shared with you by those who actively work and learn to sustain the rich traditions of the islands.
Would you like to know more? Download the trip itinerary (PDF).
Interesting in booking a space? Call Adventures Abroad at 1.800.665.3998.
Questions? Contact Gwilyn Timmers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next @ MOA
Tues, Mar 8 / Tour: Crocodile Man Exhibition Concept Tour
Thu, Mar 10 / Seminar: The Liminal Life of Collector Adrian Jacobsen
Thu, Mar 24 / Seminar: To Touch or Not To Touch
Sun, Apr 3 / Closing: (In)visible: The Spritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art
Sun, Apr 3 / Talk: A Fire Tiger’s Tale on the Ceremony of Rebellion
The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 – 2011
Until March 30, 2014 | 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