ComeBack to Attractions this Summer

There’s something about getting a new perspective on a place you thought you knew well. Now that many of Vancouver’s beloved attractions are reopening their gates, bridges, and gondolas, it’s an excellent chance to look at the city with fresh eyes. Put yourself in the shoes of a tourist and explore one of the world’s top city gardens, marvel at local and international art, embark on a water adventure and basically have an answer when out of town friends ask you about fun things to do around here. Use this list as a jumping-off point to start from this summer! Continue reading:
ComeBack to Attractions this Summer

Tickets now on sale for MOA’s latest exhibit – Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

Death of the Virgin, Kent Monkman (2016)

The Museum of Anthropology, a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia, re-opened on July 8. With the re-opening, MOA introduced Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, an exhibit that carries the viewer on a journey through the past 150 years of Canada. The postponed critically acclaimed exhibition was originally scheduled for May 8 – October 12, 2020, and will now display from August 6, 2020, to January 3, 2021, making its final stop in Vancouver following a three-year, cross-country tour, during a pivotal moment in the global discourse on systemic racism. Continue reading:
Tickets now on sale for MOA’s latest exhibit – Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

Vancouver’s MOA Launches a New Exhibition on Latin American Artistic Resistance

This image is a fragment from a devil tunic worn for Christmas plays in Michoacan, Mexico. Made by Felipe Horta, Tocuaro, Mexico. Photo by Alina Ilyasova. Courtesy of Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

When many people think of Latin American art, joyously vibrant colours often come to mind. However, beneath this celebratory aesthetic lies an undercurrent of resistance woven into the fabric of these creations.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is launching a new exhibition that explores the tensions and possibilities in the spaces between Latin American art and politics. It is bound to educate visitors about the power of art to express, resist, and transform.

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Vancouver’s MOA Launches a New Exhibition on Latin American Artistic Resistance

Walk in the Steps of Superheroes in Vancouver

Superheroes in the city.

You don’t need tights and a cape to enjoy a memorable time in Vancouver, but the city certainly attracts superheroes. Whether Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow or Superman, on big and small screens alike these city streets are a (Hollywood) hotbed of crime-fighting, villain-thwarting men and women of steel. Continue reading:
Walk in the Steps of Superheroes in Vancouver

Celebrate Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Museum of Anthropology

day of the dead vancouver

Photo by Valeria Almaraz on Unsplash

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is well worth the trip out to Point Grey near UBC for its extensive collection of First Nations artifacts and aristry along with the stunning setting perched above the Pacific Ocean. Next week, they will also be hosting a party to celebrate the dead!

Similar to some of Vancouver’s other top attractions who have begun to offer extremely successful night-time events (e.g. FUSE, After Hours at the Aquarium, etc…), MOA now doesn’t shut down after dark. On the first Thursday of every month, the museum hosts monthly cabaret parties with an unexpected mix of comedy, music, dance and experimental theatre by some of the most interesting artists from Vancouver and beyond.

Next week, MOA invites you to an immersive evening of music, interactive theatre, live painting, and altar-making for this year’s Day of the Dead (Día De Los Muertos) on Thursday, November 2 from 6pm-11pm. 

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Celebrate Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Museum of Anthropology

Meteor-gazing at the Museum of Anthropology

Here come the meteors!

On Aug. 12, the Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak. To coincide with the celestial event, the Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Dr.) is inviting more than 1000 people to watch the stars during its Blackout: Night Sky Festival.

A new festival of arts and astronomy, Blackout features indigenous storytelling, an immersive art installation and interpretive stargazing set to a soundtrack of live and electronic music.

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Meteor-gazing at the Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver Art Gallery unveils new public art installation by acclaimed First Nations artist

A new public art installation by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun on the future site of the Vancouver Art Gallery officially launches this Thursday.

A new public art installation by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun on the future site of the Vancouver Art Gallery officially launches this Thursday.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is an acclaimed Coast Salish/Okanagan artist known for work that brings a political perspective to First Nations iconography.

On Thursday, the Vancouver Art Gallery will unveil a new public art installation by Yuxweluptun on the future site of the gallery. Ovoid, by Yuxweluptun, officially launches Sept 22, at Larwill Park, on the corner of West Georgia and Cambie streets.

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Vancouver Art Gallery unveils new public art installation by acclaimed First Nations artist