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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...

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature explores the creative ideas that inspire Indigenous resistance to threats facing the world’s largest rainforest.   The exhibition features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing Indigenous, Maroon and white settler communities. Today,...

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,...

Thursday, September 22 / 1–4pm Michael Ames Theatre / Free with museum admission   Join the dialogue surrounding Indigenous rights, land, water and our responsibilities as global citizens. Moderated by Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics, hear from Indigenous activists, academics, and artists...

Thursday evenings, September 22 – October 13 Join us on select Thursday evenings this fall to enjoy and engage in political films. Each documentary will be introduced by Indigenous artists, activists and community members to give local context and perspective to the themes. Consider our global...

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...

Sunday, July 24 — 1pm — Michael Ames Theatre — Free With Admission   Author and photographer Vickie Jensen has spent over 40 years photographing and documenting totem poles. She spent three months with Nisga’a artist Norman Tait documenting the process of bringing a log to life....

Thursday, June 30 @ 10am–4pm — Free   Drop by the MOA Shop to watch two master carvers from Papua New Guinea put chisel to wood and create beautiful new sculptures in front of you. Join Edward Dumoi (Palembei village) and Claytus Yambon (Korogo village), both from...

  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 7pm — Michael Ames Theatre — Free with museum admission   In addition to the heritage value associated with artworks, decorated rock shelters and caves are also social spaces modified and transformed by ancient peoples. Landscape analysis of the places inscribed with...