Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Grand Hall

Here are more views today from inside the Grand Hall at the Museum of History.


The path leads to an extensive area with First Nations artifacts from across the country. Starting on the one side gives us this blend of past and present- First Nations people encamped on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River, a few metres away from where this is, and the present day Parliament Hill on the Ottawa side of the river.


Just a taste of what's in here- a rich mixture of attire from First Nations people, each vastly different from the other.


I finish off for today with Inuit Today, a 1974 sculpture by Pierre Karlik.

37 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful exhibit!

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  2. Viewing history through attire is interesting too...

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  3. It sure is impressive and very artful.

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  4. Uma maravilha este belo museu e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  5. I know a fellow who owns a good deal of first rate Inuit art, collected in the fifties and early sixties, when he lived in the north, and it is stunning.

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  6. ...the totems are my favorites!

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  7. i love totems ... i use to see them a lot 'cause my brother was in the boy scouts but you really don't see them much?? they are so creative. very cool colors, etc. ( ;

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  8. You are providing a nice tour of things that I didn't stop to revisit on my recent viewing of the Neanderthal display.

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  9. Hello, I have always love the Totems. They are amazing works of art. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend ahead.

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  10. @Linda: it is.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Iris: quite so.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: I agree.

    @Tom: mine too.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Anvilcloud: you're close enough to come back and see them.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Marie: so do I.

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  11. Wonderful First Nation art. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

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  12. Lots of exhibit to enjoy. I would love to look at the various attire exhibited.

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  13. Great carvings and needlework. The craftsmen and women of Native cultures gave us such beauty.

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  14. I could spend a lot of time in this facility. There is so much to learn and enjoy.

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  15. This is such an impressive museum.

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  16. @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Nancy: it's quite a museum space.

    @Barbara: that's true.

    @Red: you'd enjoy it.

    @Sharon: it really is.

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  17. what an interesting museum -- the sculptures really are something!

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  18. Beautiful photos if great displays. Totem poles feel like watching history and waiting for it to come alive.

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  19. That really is a magnificent building full of wonderful exhibits.

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  20. That looks like an amazing exhibit and what an incredible building!

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  21. The Hall is an exhibition room in itself. Tweeted.

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  22. The totem poles are very impressive. Nice photos, William.

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  23. I find this all very interesting. If I could I'd visit the exhibition.

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  24. @Jeanie: they are!

    @Maywyn: I can agree with that.

    @RedPat: that's true.

    @John: it is indeed.

    @Denise: it is, yes.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Marleen: you'd enjoy it.

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  25. That Grande Hall is very modern place to showcase the totem poles. They are magnificent.

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  26. I can't get over how simply 'Grand' the hall is.
    This is such a wonderful exhibit.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Oooh love all the First Nations photos ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  28. There's a diverse array of styles in the totem poles. Interesting.

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  29. I could spend all day there and more.
    Coffee is on

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  30. Such beautiful work. Thanks for covering it!

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  31. We just saw a bunch of awesome west coast First Nations art...love it and so neat to see art from across the country!

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  32. Those totems are stunning. So much work and talent in them.

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  33. Such a wonderful space for the exhibition of totems and sculptures:)

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  34. We thought the Grand Hall was the most striking museum display we've ever seen when we visited last time.

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