Vancouver, far from being a “new” city as commonly described, has been inhabited for over 5,000 years. These Musqueam people still live here, many on an reservation area south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. A joint project to present the long cultural traditions, and the current profile of the [Read more]
Happy New Year to our many readers! We now have over 700 subscribers, including artists, collectors, scholars and many who simply find the art of our Northwest coast First Nations culture fascinating for its energy, expressiveness and creativity.
This month read about:
The City before the City. Three exhibitions held in three Vancouver museums, which tell the story of the impressive founding culture of humans living in the area at the mouth of the Fraser River and south of the Burrard Inlet.
The Seattle Art Museum prepares to display large collections of First Nations art. The Bill Reid Gallery plans a show featuring acclaimed artist Beau Dick. Gwaai Edenshaw brings his new pole Stone Ribs to Vancouver.
An American museum far away in New Hampshire takes another look at its collections, and aims to share the knowledge with the world, via the Internet.
Ann Cameron and Dave Dumaresq