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Pride at MOA: From a Riot to a Revolution

The celebrations at MOA include three documentary screenings, a participatory discussion about queer issues with Love Intersections (Jen Sungshine and Kimberley Wong), a voguing workshop with…

MOA Artist-in-Residence: Sharon Reay

Sharon will be studying the worldwide collection of ceramics and other works in the collection from two viewpoints. First, to see how they might inform…

MOA Artist-in-Residence: Dusty Hagerüd

Originally from Fernie, BC, Dusty is a member of the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Nations of the Lower East Kootenays. From childhood, he has been enchanted by the world…

Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge

This volume accompanies the 2004 MOA exhibition Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge, which was also on view the National Gallery of Canada from 2005–2007. The exhibition…

Ḱesu’: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer

In 2012, the Museum of Anthropology presented, Ḱesu’, a retrospective exhibition on the art and life of Kwakwaka’wakw artist Doug Cranmer (1927–2006). A self-proclaimed “whittler” and “doodler,”…

Luminescence: The Silver of Peru

Available in English and Spanish, and published for the 2012 MOA exhibition Luminescence: the Silver of Peru, this volume illuminates the long history of silverwork and the…

The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico 1926-2011

Coined in 1949 by novelist Alejo Carpentier, the term “Marvellous Real” expresses the bizarre amalgamations, improbable juxtapositions, and fantastic correlations manifest in the arts and…