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Prints

Series consists of 13 art prints, related to the collections or exhibitions of the Museum of Anthropology. The series includes works by Arthur Amiotte (Oglala Lakota), Clifford Beck Jr. (Navajo), Doug Cranmer (Kwakwaka'wakw), Robert Davidson (Haida), Jim Hart, (Haida), Richard Hunt (Kwakwaka'wakw), Gordon Miller, and Ken Mowatt (Gitxsan).

Doug Cranmer exhibit

File contains records relating to the exhibit of Doug Cranmer's work titled <i>Doug Cranmer's Paintings and Lyle Wilson's Transforming Grizzly Bear Human</i>. Records include loan agreements, lists of objects, correspondence between participating institutions, and exhibition text.

Virginia Kehoe fonds

  • 92
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1964 - 1970

This fonds consists of 201 photographs taken by Virginia Kehoe of various art created by Douglas Cranmer. The photographs include large scale totem pole and canoe carving projects, and smaller scale masks, carvings and artwork projects. There are also several photographs of events attended and photographed by Virginia Kehoe.

Virginia Kehoe

Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer

The records in this sub-series relate to the development and implementation of the exhibition curated by Jennifer Kramer titled Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer. Records in the sub-series also relate to the development and publication of Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer, authored by Jennifer Kramer and published in 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre. The exhibition featured the artwork of Doug Cranmer (1927-2006), a leading practitioner of Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw art. Kesu' took place at the Museum of Anthropology from March 17 to September 3, 2012, the Museum at Campbell River in Campbell River, BC from October 19, 2010 to February 17, 2013 and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC from May 11 to October 8, 2013. Kramer received the 2012 British Columbia Museums Association's Museums in Motion Award of Merit for the exhibition. The book designer Jessica Sullivan received the 2012 Alcuin Society's award for First Place in the pictorial category.

Files in the sub-series consist of exhibition and publication planning notes and related correspondence, research materials pertaining to the career and life of Doug Cranmer, interview transcripts, photographs, funding proposals, object loan agreement forms, photography permission agreements, interview release forms, contracts and financial records, marketing plans, book drafts, exhibit text and labels, promotional materials and printouts of digital photographs of art work.

Mosquito Totem Pole

Image depicts a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer featuring a mosquito at the top. The pole stands in front of a small building, possibly a carving shed. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, top close up

Image depicts a close up view of the top of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer featuring a mosquito. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, closeup of base

Image depicts a close up view of the base of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. The base features figures that resemble humans. Above the man's head the end of the mosquito proboscis is visible. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, front view

Image depicts a frontal view of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. The base features figures that resemble humans. A mosquito with a long proboscis and six legs perches on the human's head. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, top side view

Image depicts a side view of the top of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This view shows details of the mosquito's head, eye, and mouth. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, side view of midsection

Image depicts a side view of the midsection of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This portion depicts the mosquito's wings, legs, and proboscis. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, base frontal view

Image depicts a frontal view of the base of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This portion depicts a human figure sitting with arms wrapped around bent legs. Two other human figures are positioned on each side and behind. The mosquito's feet are perched on the human figure's head. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, top rear view

Image depicts a rear view of the top of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. This portion depicts a side view of the mosquito's head and wings and reveals that the pole is open at the back. From this perspective a church can be seen in the background. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Mosquito Totem Pole, frontal view

Image depicts a frontal view of a totem pole carved by Doug Cranmer. The mosquito perched on three human figures stands in front of a carving shed. This pole stood in Deep Cove, BC before being moved to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Views of this pole can be seen in items a034459 - a034467.

Carving a totem pole

Image depicts Douglas Cranmer in the early stages of carving a totem pole. The pole is outside. A chain saw is visible on the ground.

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