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Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 26, 6 pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St.) Free Admission: Please RSVP   Unceded Traditions is a celebration of the enduring nature of the original peoples of these lands through showcasing Indigenous performance in the most prominent performing house of Vancouver, the Queen...

Sunday, February 12 Bring your family to MOA for an irresistible taste of Brazilian culture, in collaboration with ArtStarts!   Capoeira Workshop | 11am Learn about the art of Capoeira! An Afro-Brazilian art form, capoeira will give families an appreciation for multiculturalism through traditional song, live...

Saturday, February 11 | 10am - 1pm Offsite location: ArtStarts Gallery downtown   Join MOA at the ArtStarts Gallery downtown to celebrate Family Day! Explore a special MOA pop-up gallery featuring imagery from the exhibition Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures. Families will also have...

Saturday, January 28 | 1pm & 3pm   Across history, clothing has been worn as an external expression of our spiritual beliefs, social status, and individual identities. This is the second workshop in a three-part series (saris, kimonos, and West African cloth) that accompanies the exhibition Layers...

In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man: Contemporary Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea For each exhibition, MOA invites curators as well as local community members, artists, academics, and activists to provide varied and dynamic perspectives about the included works and highlighted themes. Let...

Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2016   MOA is pleased to present the return of the playful and insightful Taiwanese Puppet Festival. We have invited two award-winning puppetry ensembles — The Happy Puppetry Company and Puppet & Its Double Theatre — who will share their...

Words and their physical manifestations are explored in this insightful exhibition, which will honour the special significance that written forms, especially calligraphy, hold across the many unique cultures of Asia – a vast geographical area boasting the greatest diversity of languages in the world.   Traces of...

From birth to death, humans are wrapped in cloth worn for survival, but more importantly, wear clothing as an external expression of their spiritual belief system, social status and political identity. This stunning exhibition will explore clothing’s inherent evidence of human ingenuity, creativity and skill,...

SOLD OUT   Join us from August 27 to September 8, 2017, for a spectacular journey to Papua New Guinea, where you’ll experience one of the most culturally and environmentally diverse regions in the world. Museum of Anthropology curator Dr. Carol E. Mayer will guide you through...