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Treasures of the Tsimshian on Now at the Museum of Anthropology

Treasures of the Tsimshian on Now at the Museum of Anthropology

February 2008

This stunning collection of master works, known as the Dundas Collection, is now on at UBC's Museum of Anthropology. Accompanying the exhibit are special programs beginning next week.

New Eyes on Old Masterworks—Contemporary Artists Respond
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 pm
Northwest Coast artists Shawn Hunt, Lyle Wilson, and Mique’l Askren look at the complexity and aesthetics of the historical objects we now identify as masterworks. Moderated by Bill McLennan, MOA Curator, Pacific Northwest.

What is Valued: Northwest Coast Art and its Markets
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 pm
How Northwest Coast art is valued—by whom and for whom—will be explored by artists William White and Marianne Nicolson, and gallery owners Donald Ellis, Lewis Maquinna George, and Gary Wyatt. Moderated by Karen Duffek, MOA Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts.

"We Are All One" — A Performance by Skeena Reece
Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 pm
Vancouver-based Tsimshian performance artist Skeena Reece will premiere We Are All One, a work that responds to the Dundas exhibition by bringing issues of authority, ownership, and repatriation into the sights of the living Tsimshian warrior spirit.

For more details, visit the MOA site.

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