Posted by: cherylyoung | April 19, 2012

Vancouver Museum Of Anthropology Houses One Of The Worlds’ Finest Displays Of Northwestern Coast First Nations Art

Located on the cliffs of Point Grey in Vancouver West,

 the Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world’s

 finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art,

 as well as fascinating artifacts from Africa and

the Orient

.

The museum entrance is flanked by panels that create

 the shape of a Bent-box, which the Salish believed

 contained the meaning of life.

 

Once inside, a ramp lined with impressive sculptures

 by renowned modern-day carvers leads to the

 Great Hall – see feast dishes and canoes of the

 Kwakwaka’wakw, Nisga’a, Gitksan, Haida, Coast Salish,

and other Northwest Coast peoples.

Admire the world’s largest collection of works by

 internationally acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid,

 including his famous cedar sculpture…….

 ’The Raven and the First Men.’

 

Visit the award-winning Koerner Ceramics Gallery,

 displaying a collection of European ceramics unique

 to North America, as well as specially commissioned

textiles and ceramics by Vancouver artists.

Explore the museum’s unique Visible Storage Galleries

where more than 15,000 objects from around the world

are accessible to the public.

 

Arranged according to culture and use, the Visible

 Storage Galleries invite comparison and contrast of

 objects from around the world.

Wander through the Masterpiece Gallery with its

 dramatic views and intricately carved works in silver,

 gold, argillite, bone and wood.

 

Stroll through the grounds of the museum where two

Haida houses and ten poles capture the dramatic

 beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture

 and design.

Museum Hours
Summer: Daily 10am-5pm; Tuesday 10am-9pm

Winter: Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm;

Tuesday 11am-9pm

By Car: The museum is located at the University of

British Columbia, 6393 Northwest Marine Drive,

Vancouver.

 There is metered parking in front of the museum and

a parkade across the street.

By Bus: From downtown take either the 4, 9, 17, 25,

 41, 43, 44, 49, 99, 258, 480, N17 to “UBC,” or contact

Translink. The UBC bus loop is located at the centre

 of campus and is a 7 minute walk from the museum.

Contact Details:

Museum of Anthropology at UBC
University of British Columbia
6393 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z2

Tel: (604) 822-5087
Fax: (604) 822-2974

 

BC A Day At A Time  www.bcadayatatime.com

Cheryl Young, Blogger and REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C

 cbythesea@shaw.ca

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