Where can you find Northwest Coast Native Art in and around Vancouver?
Vancouver Art Gallery: This public art gallery features an extensive collection of Contemporary Northwest coast art.
› Museum of Anthropology
: This UBC museum exhibits totem poles, feast dishes, bowls, carved boxes and native art pieces made in gold, silver, argillite, wood and ceramic.
The Museum of Anthropology features temporary exhibits of contemporary Northwest coast artists on an ongoing basis.
› Royal British Columbia Museum:
The permanent First Peoples Gallery depicts the history and culture of the First Nations communities of BC
Vancouver International Airport: The art works of renowned native artists Bill Reid and Susan Point are part of the sea to sky design of the Vancouver International Airport. West coast native artist Roy Henry Vickers was also the artistic advisor for the Vancouver International Airport’s new terminal.
Vancouver Olympic Venues: Permanent art pieces by contemporary Northwest coast native artists are featured at the various venues of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
First Nations Cultural Centres: Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre, The Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre in Duncan on Vancouver Island
, and the U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay.
› Totem poles
located in parks
, at museums, and near various public buildings in Victoria
Murals of various First Nations cultures are found in Chemainus on Vancouver Island.
First Nations artist-run galleries: The Grunt Gallery in Vancouver features contemporary First Nations art; Roy Henry Vickers’ art work is displayed in a traditional Northwest coast longhouse in the village of Tofino
, on the extreme west coast of Vancouver Island.
Commercial art galleries: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Lattimer Gallery, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Coastal Peoples Fine Art Gallery, Edzerza Gallery, Alcheringa Gallery, and the Douglas Reynolds Gallery. These galleries showcase contemporary Northwest coast art from Vancouver and Victoria.