Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that MOA's Claiming Space exhibition has won the 2015 British Columbia Museums Association Award of Merit. BC’s museum and gallery community offers diverse services and visitor experiences that are relevant and meaningful to multiple audiences. The BCMA Award of Merit is given to...

October 16th was an exciting day for the curators of the exhibition, c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, as they were awarded the 2015 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums, by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa....

Set on a concrete slab outside the MOA Centre for Cultural Research, is one of the museum’s newest acquisitions, a bronze sculpture by Montana artist John Buck. Donated to the museum in 2013 by Tomoko Amgwerd, the sculpture invites visitors to explore the possibility —...

Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the...

Bursts of bright light danced across the royal courts, ceremonies, processions and battlefields of pre-Columbian Peru. Reflected by the gold and silver of crowns, jewelry, regalia, costumes and banners, such luminosity proclaimed the divine power and authority of Andean priests and rulers for nearly 2,500...

MOA was very fortunate to have the kind and extremely talented Rupert Scow working outside the MOA shop last week. Rupert not only spend two days carving and painting live for the MOA public, but he also took the time to answer questions with two...

It is in human nature to touch. Long before we have fully developed our ability to taste, smell, see, or hear, we learn about the world around us with our fingers, toes, and other extremities. We poke, stroke, grab, snatch, caress and grasp our way...

MOA is very excited to host our upcoming Global Dialogue: Remixing Art and Indigeneity, Again. This event (May 12, 10 am to 6 pm) features a collaboration of artists, scholars and curators inspired by the artistic legacy of Doug Crammer. A variety of topics will...

On March 28th, singer-songwriter Pete Martin emailed MOA with a song he wrote called, “I am the Salford Totem Pole”. The song is about a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer in 1969 for a commission given to him by the (no longer existing) Manchester...