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Museum of Anthropology at UBC
A place of world arts & cultures

 Explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world at the Museum of Anthropology. MOA features provocative exhibitions and engaging events, all within an iconic building by renowned architect Arthur Erickson that overlooks the mountains and ocean.

Just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, you’ll see remarkable carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks inside the soaring glass and concrete structure of the Great Hall.  Admire the world’s largest collection of works by acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid and explore the Multiversity Galleries where more than 16,000 objects from around the world are displayed.

Stroll the Museum Grounds, where monumental totem poles, Haida houses and Musqueam house posts capture the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture and design, or take a free guided tour and learn about the many cultures that call this spectacular region home.

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Join us on November 1 when Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia makes its Canadian premiere and marks the first exhibition of all-women artists at MOA. This breathtaking exhibition features works by nine Aboriginal women, celebrated artists and community leaders from remote regions of Australia. From the vast to the minute, the subjects of their works range from distant celestial bodies to the tiny flowers of the native bush plum. Museum admission is FREE on opening after 6 pm. . This painting, Tjitjiti, by Carlene West, was inspired by the topography of a huge salt lake of the Great Victoria Desert of Australia where she was born. It encompasses the concept of meaning-making in desert culture called Tjukurpa (dreaming stories). . . . . Tjitjiti by Carlene West. 2015. Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl. 📸: Sid Hoeltzell . . . #visitMOA #UBC #museum #exhibition #curatorial #installation #womenartists #allwomenexhibition #australia #art #tjitjiti #markingtheinfinite
We were fortunate to have author Eden Robinson (Haisla, Heiltsuk) launch her new novel, Trickster Drift, to a large and enthusiastic crowd last week at Tricksters & Transformers: An Evening of Indigenous Word. The book launch also featured a Q&A run by writer Carleigh Baker (Métis/Icelandic) as well as a book signing following the reading with a line up that lasted over an hour. . . . . 📸: Sarah Race . . . #visitmoa #ubc #moa #museum #edenrobinson #christiecharles #vancouverpoetlaureate #culture #bcauthors #booklaunch #poetlaureate #tricksterdrift
The Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Haisla) rocked the Great Hall last week at Tricksters & Transformers: An Evening of Indigenous Word. We were fortunate to also have Vancouver's first Indigenous poet laureate, Christie Charles (Musqueam) share her poetry and rap as well as hypnotic music from DJ Kookum (Denesuline, Cree). What a memorable night of powerhouse performances! . . . . 📸: Sarah Race . . . #visitmoa #ubc #moa #museum #snottynoserezkids #christiecharles #djkookum #vancouverpoetlaureate #culture #bcauthors #booklaunch #poetlaureate #rap


Located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

By car from downtown, take 4th, 10th or 16th Avenue west to UBC.

From the airport, take SW Marine Drive or 41st Avenue to UBC.

For directions by public transit, contact Translink at 604-953-3333 or

Parking is available in front of the museum and across the street from MOA at the Rose Garden Parkade.

Hours and Dates of Operation

Daily: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Closed:  Monday from October 15 – May 15
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Phone: 604.822.5087
6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2

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