MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions -- including Bill Reid's iconic “The Raven and the First Men,” and the new Multiversity Galleries, showcasing 10,000 objects from around the world. Café MOA, an elegant shop, and free tours. Open Spring/Summer: daily 10 am - 5 pm Tues to 9; Fall/Winter: closed Mon, open Tues 10 am - 9 pm and Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26.
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia
6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2
Open Spring/Summer: daily 10 am - 5 pm Tues to 9; Fall/Winter: closed Mon, open Tues 10 am - 9 pm and Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26.
Mentions in Galleries West
It doesn’t take long for visitors to the Vancouver studio of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to discover what’s on his mind. A sign next to the door reads: “Studio on unceded native land.”
Apr 29, 2016
The ethereal spiritual world of contemporary Taiwan will be the focus of a new exhibition at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.
Sep 24, 2015
The show’s title refers to the spirit of magic realism in Latin American culture. As Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier has said, the marvellous real is “neither beautiful nor ugly; rather, it is amazing because it is strange.”
Dec 21, 2013
"Safar - A Middle Eastern Voyage," at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology Exhibit of work by Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists
Parviz Tanavoli, sometimes called the father of modern sculpture in Iran, is known for bronzes that reflect the region’s rich cultural history. But like many artists from the Middle East, his work is little known in Canada.
May 8, 2013
Haida artist Robert Davidson talks with curator Karen Duffek about his vision of tradition-based Northwest Coast Art and modern ideas of Contemporary Art.
Dec 22, 2012
DOUG CRANMER: Kesu’: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer, March 7 to September 3, 2012, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
Northwest coast carver and artist Doug Cranmer shunned the limelight in his lifetime, but now a retrospective exhibition at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology shines a bright light on a collection of his works known as indigenous modern.
Apr 30, 2012
Last privately held object from Captain Cook's collection donated to UBC Museum of Anthropology.
Apr 9, 2012
In December 2011, MOA received an extraordinary gift from Dr. Sydney Friedman (Professor Emeritus, UBC Faculty of Medicine) and his late wife, UBC Emerita Constance Friedman (formerly Professor Emerita in the same faculty)
Jan 6, 2012
MAN RAY "African Art, and the Modernist Lens," October 29, 2010 to January 23, 2011 Museum of Anthropology at UBC
The Surrealist photographer Man Ray had an important role in changing the west’s view of African art.
Aug 31, 2010
Research and education form the foundation of recent upgrades to the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver.
Dec 31, 2009
MICHAEL NICOLL YAHGULANAAS, "Meddling in the Museum," July 10 to December 31, 2007, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
"Meddling in the Museum," the collective name for three site-specific installations, is Yahgulanaas’s invited but cheeky response to the act of collecting and keeping cultural treasures.
Aug 31, 2007