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

November 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Aboriginal women have been redrawing the boundaries of the contemporary Aboriginal art scene in Australia since the late 1980s, redefining a movement that continues today. Their work resonates with vitality and relevance, their Indigenous ways of knowing the world captured in each brush stroke and woven thread. The strength of their vision is immediately evident in the works, asserting their authority like lightning bolts in the night sky. From the vast to the minute, the subjects of the works range from distant… more

December 2, 2018 - November 1, 2019

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