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MOA’s Reopening Night

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

close up of architectural details on the Museum of Anthropology

MOA is reopening! Celebrate the much-anticipated reopening of the Museum on June 13 at 5pm.

After an 18-month closure, MOA is thrilled to welcome visitors through our doors once again following the completion of the Great Hall seismic upgrades. Be the first to see the newly rebuilt Great Hall, and experience the revitalized and reinterpreted displays of Northwest Coast Indigenous carvings, poles, weavings and other works from the past and present.

At the Reopening Night, visitors will be treated to traditional Coast Salish song and dance by Tsatsu Stalqayu Coastal Wolf Pack, and there will be remarks from invited speakers.

The Museum will also reopen with two new feature exhibitions for visitors to experience: in Pursuit of Venus [infected] by famed Māori artist Lisa Reihana, and To Be Seen, To Be Heard: First Nations in Public Spaces, 1900–1965, curated by Karen Duffek, MOA Curator for Contemporary Visual Arts + Pacific Northwest and Dr. Marcia Crosby (Ts’mysen/Haida).

Free museum admission | 5 pm onwards
Performance by Tsatsu Stalqayu + Opening Remarks | 7 pm


MOA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia towards our Reopening Celebrations.