Alex Janvier painted the wonderful Morning Star mural on a dome high over the Grand Hall at the Museum of History in 1993.
The Hall is filled with totem poles, the facades of homes of the Pacific coast tribes, and other art. Here we have the plaster cast version of Haida sculptor Bill Reid's work The Spirit of Haida Gwaii.
The Hall might look empty in these shots, but it wasn't. I'm judicious in trying not to include people in my shots.
Outside, standing in what is a water feature the rest of the year, is another art installation. It is titled 'namaxsala (To Travel In A Boat Together, by the First Nations artist Mary Anne Barkhouse, inspired by a story her grandfather told of helping a wolf cross a treacherous area of water along the Pacific coast. The Ottawa River, with the Alexandra Bridge crossing it, looms in the background.
More views within. We'll pick up here tomorrow.