Museum of Anthropology

  • 6393 NW Marine Drive
  • Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

May 11, 2017 - February 4, 2020

Thursday, June 22 - Summer 2020 Opening Party: Thursday, June 22, 2017 7:00pm-10:00pm - free admission to exhibit Despite sitting still in a glass case before you, some artworks never stop moving. They contain histories. They challenge us. They are more than art. In a Different Light presents more than 110 historical Indigenous artworks and marks the return of many important works to British Columbia. These objects are amazing artistic achievements. Yet they also transcend the idea of 'art' or 'artifact'. Through the… more

May 16, 2019 - April 21, 2020

Over 200 puppets, old and new, from 15 countries, are illuminated in MOA's dramatic new exhibition. These exquisite puppets—sometimes charming, sometimes a little bit scary, and always entertaining—come together and reveal our enduring fascination with storytelling. For thousands of years, knowledge holders and storytellers around the world engage puppets as a means to dramatize the human experience. Puppets have been delighting, entertaining and educating audiences of all ages, letting our imaginations soar. Puppets… more

December 2, 2018 - April 21, 2020

In conjunction with this immense undertaking, MOA’s exhibition, Shake Up: Preserving What We Value , explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with the rich Indigenous knowledge and oral history of the living cultures represented in MOA’s Northwest Coast collection. Beyond scientific discoveries, Shake Up also puts into the foreground traditional knowledge of earthquakes and natural disasters that has been passed down through generations throughout many cultures. Through multimedia installations… more