Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ottawa Roadtrip 2 - Spirit of Haida Gwaii; at the Museum of Civilisation

My father, my sister and I went to the Museum of Civilisation, in Ottawa; while my dad and I were down, last month. We spent much time at the MOC, checking out the Native Canadian Heritage stuff. Much of it being Northwest Coast material. One of the most prominent contemporary art pieces in the museum is Bill Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii (plaster copy). The original bronze copy (The Black Canoe)is at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC and graces the new $20.00 Canadian note; a green bronze copy (The Jade Canoe) is on display in Vancouver.
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Spirit of Haida Gwaii; Museum of Civilisation.


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Spirit of Haida Gwaii; Museum of Civilisation.






2 comments:

JLB said...

Wow - thanks for sharing this! I wish I could see it in person.

Clint said...

There's also another version of the Bill Reid piece at Vancouver's airport. I have lots of articles on Northwest Native art at my FreeSpiritGallery.ca site, including some recent pics of the collection at Montreal's McCord Museum.

By the way, congratulations on getting a mention for your blog in Native Peoples magazine!

Clint
Free Spirit Gallery