Bill Reid’s Raven and the First Men Sculpture

Bill Reid is considered to be the modern pioneer of Haida art. His influence can be seen all over the local art scene and attractions around town. I think this sculpture, Raven and the First Men, was probably his most popular piece as it evidenced by how prominently displayed it is in the rotunda. I …

Nisga’a Artist, Vince Fairleigh

Nisga’a artist, Vince Fairleigh (W’iiyuu) was the artist-in-residence at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology this summer. I think his art is awesome and I could tell how passionate he was about his work just by chatting with him for a few minutes. As a fellow visual artist, I have a lot of respect for people who …

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

In my opinion, the Museum of Anthropology is a must-see location if you’re visiting Vancouver. It is a little out of the way compared to the more popular attractions in the city but well worth it. The Haida totems and carvings at the museum are historical artifacts recovered from the actual villages themselves. This is …