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(In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art
  • November 20, 2015 – April 3, 2016.
  • CURATOR: Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura, MOA Curator, Asia
  • Against a backdrop of skyscrapers and mountains, ghosts and spirits haunt the island of Taiwan. Deities reside in a variety of shrines and temples or forms of natural phenomena across the island. Known for its democracy, contemporary Taiwan embraces different, often hybrid, beliefs expressed and practiced in myriad fashion. Taiwan’s urban and rural life cycles are filled with rituals and ceremonies of various faiths ranging from Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism to Christianity, Chinese folk religions and animistic beliefs of Taiwan’s Aboriginal peoples. While religion affects, challenges and intermingles with the secular world, myths, legends and fairytales add other layers to the spiritual world of Taiwan. Taiwan is home to sixteen officially recognized Aboriginal groups of Austronesian peoples and Han Chinese of various backgrounds as well as other long-term settlers and recent immigrants. Throughout its history, outside forces—Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, and Japanese—have taken a turn to ‘discover’, settle in or occupy Taiwan. They introduced or forced different religions or brought myths and legends to the island with them. As with other East Asian countries, it is common to blend different religious practices in Taiwan. The spiritual world is very much part of life and has also been the source for creative inspiration in Taiwan. (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art explores how traditional and religious beliefs and modern values are integrated in this vibrant country. The exhibition features works by seven contemporary Taiwanese artists, who express and visualize religious beliefs, myths and the spiritual world with modern sensitivities
A Break in the Ice: Inuit Prints and Drawings from the Linda J. Lemmens Collection
  • April 7 - September 6, 1999. An exhibit of recently donated prints and drawings by ten Inuit artists organized by the students of Anthropology 432 (The Anthropology of Public Representation) to reflect ideas about community history and identity.
A Coat of Many Colours: Two Centuries of Jewish Life in Canada
  • September 6 - November 17, 1991 (Gallery 5). The history of the Jewish experience in Canada was brought to life with 300 objects, from the common to the extraordinary, and the personal stories of individuals, from the famous to the unknown. The exhibition explored relations between Jews and non-Jews in Canada-relations that have been touchingly warm and disturbingly harsh. By mirroring the experiences of other ethnic and cultural communities in Canada, “A Coat of Many Colours” offered visitors a very timely understanding of the strengths of our national cloth.
A Connoisseur’s Collection: Chinese Ceramics from the Victor Shaw Donation
  • May 30, 2001 - March 10, 2002. With this exhibition, the Museum of Anthropology celebrates the recent gifts of The Victor Shaw Collection of Chinese Arts to the University of British Columbia. Created over a period of 5000 years, the objects in the collection are made of ceramic, bronze, and precious metals. Each piece reflects the collector’s sensitive eye and discriminating taste and, in turn, a long tradition of Chinese art connoisseurship.
A Family Affair: Making Cloth in Taquile, Peru
  • Exhibit opened at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC on May 9th, 1989.
A Green Dress: Objects, Memory, and the Museum
  • Exhibition dates: 2011-2012
A Rare Flower: A Century of Cantonese Opera in Canada
  • Exhibit on display at MOA May 16-November 7, 1993 and June 20-October 15, 1995
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Acts of Transformation: From War Toys to Peace Art
  • June 20 - December 31, 2006. In June 2006, the World Peace Forum and the International Peace Education Conference took place in Vancouver. In response to these important events, MOA partnered with the BC Teachers Federation to present an exhibit dedicated to the ideals of peace. The exhibit features toys of violence transformed into objects of art by BC students, teachers, artists, and activists. The exhibit celebrates the six principles of UNESCO's Manifesto 2000: the need to respect all life, reject violence, share with others, listen to understand, preserve the planet, and rediscover solidarity.
Alice, Donna, Helen, John and Adam by Sally Michener
  • March - April, 1994. Placed on permanent display September, 1994.
Amazonia: The Rights of Nature
  • March 10, 2017 - January 28, 2018
  • CURATOR: Nuno Porto
  • MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law. These are foundational to the notions of Rights of Nature, and they have been consolidating in the nine countries that share responsibilities over the Amazonian basin. These depart from a social philosophy, known in Spanish as “buen vivir”, in which the concept of a good life proposes a holistic approach to development that intertwines notions of unity, equality, dignity, reciprocity, social and gender equality – a rallying cry to move beyond Western ideals and practices of development and progress largely measured by profit. Curated by Dr. Nuno Porto (MOA Curator, Africa and Latin America), Amazonia: The Rights of Nature will feature Amazonian works of basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing Indigenous, Maroon and white settler communities that today articulate against the threats caused by political violence, mining, oil and gas exploration, industrial agriculture, forest fires, road building and hydroelectric plants. Challenging visitors to examine their own notions towards holistic wellbeing, the exhibition will cover more than 100 years of unsuspected relationships between Vancouver and Amazonian peoples, ideas and their struggles.
Ancient Cloth...Ancient Code? 4
Ancient Crossroads: The Rural Population of Classical Italy
  • December 5, 1978 - February 11, 1979. An exhibition of classical antiquities excavated in Southern Italy at the Note Irsi and San Giovanni di Ruoti, Basilicata..
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Anonymous Beauty
  • Exhibit date - 1981

Use for: Artifacts, Artefacts

Aquatic sports 2

Use for: Archeology

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Use for: Architectural details, Architecture

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