Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Doggone Foundation and the Government of Canada, the Museum of Anthropology is now home to a significant collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks and a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks. The anonymous donation of more than 200 pieces of Indigenous art, worth an estimated $7 million, is believed to be the largest collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art to return to B.C. in recent decades. The donor was first inspired to amass this superlative collection of Northwest Coast art after seeing totem poles in Stanley Park in the 1970s. The new gallery will open on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2017.
The Museum of Anthropology to open new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks, June 21
March 29, 2017 by Amber Sessions, Communications Manager