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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.

Visit our website: moa.ubc.ca, or find us on Facebook   and Twitter 
 

 

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Meet Nonggirrnga Marawili, one of the nine artists of Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia in our latest MOA story. In Her Words is a three-part series that offers a closer look at the artists behind the extraordinary art featured in MOA’s first all-women exhibition. (link in bio) . . Nonggirrnga Marawili. Madarrpa/Australian. Born circa 1939. Lives and works at Yirrkala, Northern Territory. . . “I paint water designs — the water as it splashes onto the rocks at high tide. The painting that I do is not sacred. This Yirritja painting I’m doing is coming from the heart and the mind.” . . . Slide 1: 📷: Will Stubb. . . Slide 2: Lightening and the rock, 2014 (detail) by Nonggirrnga Marawili . . . #visitmoa #ubc #museum #anthropology #curatorial #art #womenartists #allwomenexhibition #markingtheinfinite #australia #artists #contemporaryart
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The museum was filled with activities, families and fun last Sunday for the opening celebrations of Shake Up: Preserving What We Value. A big thank you to Mascall Dance, Gamelan Bike Bike, Balot Ne for running the gamelan and kecak workshops, Chibi Taiko, Cease Wyss for Northwest Coast storytelling, Professors Tom Hunter and John J. Callie for their lectures, Daniel Gowryluk for running the seismic interactive lab and to all our visitors who participated throughout the day. . . . 📷: @sova.photography . . . . #visitmoa #museumofanthropology #museum #earthquakes #familyfun #exhitionopening #gamelan #kids
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The museum was filled with activities, families and fun last Sunday for the opening celebrations of Shake Up: Preserving What We Value. A big thank you to Mascall Dance, Gamelan Bike Bike, Balot Ne for running the gamelan and kecak workshops, Chibi Taiko, Cease Wyss for Northwest Coast storytelling, Professors Tom Hunter and John J. Clague for their lectures, Daniel Gowryluk for running the seismic interactive lab and to all our visitors who participated throughout the day. . . . . 📷: Sarah Race . . . #visitmoa #museumofanthropology #ubc #museum #earthquakes #familyfun #exhibitionopening #gamelan #kids
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How does a museum protect its collection? Preparations have begun in MOA's Great Hall for massive seismic upgrades that will help preserve the invaluable cultural significance and living heritage of the world-renowned Indigenous Northwest Coast collection. This major project ensures MOA’s building and collections will be preserved for future generations. The delicate process of moving the totem poles into the adjacent gallery has begun and will continue into the new year. . . . . 📷: Brannen Bell . . . #visitMOA #UBC #museum #exhibition #curatorial #earthquakes #seismic #museumofanthropology #exhibitionopenings #familyevents #architecture #design #totempoles #birdseyeview #museumcollection #protechindustrialmovers

Directions

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 translink.ca.

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
Check our website for updates: moa.ubc.ca/visit

 


Contact

Phone: 604.822.5087
Website: moa.ubc.ca
Email: info@moa.ubc.ca
Address:
6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2

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