Maui: Turning Back the Sky



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  • Exhibition of Contemporary Hawaiian Art
  • February 9 - June 29, 1997
  • The first exhibit of contemporary native Hawaiian art to visit Canada, Maui: Turning Back the Sky features 50 works in media ranging from paintings and photography to sculpture to fiber art. The pieces evoke Hawaiian history, family geneologies, astonomy and the navigational technology of the Polynesian people.

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MOA News: The Newsletter of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vol 2 No 2, January 1997

The newsletter contains 7 articles about the museum as well as photographs, facsimiles of artworks, and general visitor information. Subjects include the Hawaiian travelling exhibition Maui: Turning Back the Sky, the Volunteer Associates, the exhibition Vereinigung, a project involving a secondary school art class and ceramics, new Booking Coordinator Anna Nobile, a project to identify the fibres used in ceremonial blankets, and the book An Illustrated Guide to Totem Poles by Dr. Marjorie Halpin. Also included is a Calendar of Events.