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Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

A Vancouver show explores how creative expression has helped Latin Americans cope with oppression. By turns, it is darkly humorous and woefully tragic. more

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First Nations cultural centres and museums across B.C. join forces to share and explore their innovative work and diverse cultures in Vancouver. more

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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’. more

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Calligraphy, the art of fine writing, is more than beautiful penmanship as a show at UBC's Museum of Anthropology demonstrates. more

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More than an aesthetic journey, these intriguing garments – whether Indian saris, Indonesian sarongs, Maori feather cloaks or West African adinkra cloth – also carry cultural knowledge. more

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun "Fish Farmers," 2014

Private collection, Photo: Ken Mayer

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.” more

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The ethereal spiritual world of contemporary Taiwan will be the focus of a new exhibition at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. more

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"Carved bone depicting a happy face"

Photo: Courtesy UBC Laboratory of Archaeology and the Musqueam Indian Band, Vancouver.

Two cultural institutions – the Museum of Vancouver and UBC’s Museum of Anthropology – are teaming up with the Musqueam First Nation to explore the region’s early history in a project that features three distinct exhibitions. more

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"Mi vestido cuelga aquí (My Dress Hangs Here)"

FEMSA Collection, D.R. © 2013 Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. © Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura 2013. Photo: Roberto Ortiz.

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.” more

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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. more

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Haida artist Robert Davidson talks with curator Karen Duffek about his vision of tradition-based Northwest Coast Art and modern ideas of Contemporary Art. more

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Doug Cranmer

Elizabeth Padilla

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. more

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Three views of ceremonial club

Bill McLennan photo

Last privately held object from Captain Cook's collection donated to UBC Museum of Anthropology. more

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Bill Reid bracelet

Photo by Bill McLennan

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) more

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Surveying the work of an artist who broke down the boundaries between contemporary and Aboriginal art. more

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FILLED WITH HEROES AND SHAPE-SHIFTERS, ABORIGINAL STORIES ARE TAILOR-MADE FOR MANGA, COMICS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS. more

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The Surrealist photographer Man Ray had an important role in changing the west’s view of African art. more

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Research and education form the foundation of recent upgrades to the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. more

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"Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas"

Mark Mushet

"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. more

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