Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Behind The Facades: Art And Artifacts

 Behind the facade of the six houses in the Grand Hall are exhibit spaces featuring artifacts and art, both of the historical period and the current day focusing on the Pacific Coast tribes. An entrance close to the spot where I left off yesterday brings us to see this first. Hamatsa Design Dance Screen is by Richard Hunt, and dates to 1989.

I didn't photograph the tag for this, but it looks older.

Man Changing Into A Wolf is a print by Art Thompson, dating to 1974.

Here we get more into the artifacts side of things, with masks.

Video displays throughout these spaces are found, with First Nations peoples speaking about specific items or cultural aspects.

Haida artist David Robertson is behind this 1984 print, Every Year The Salmon Come Back.

More of the artifacts in this area. We'll continue here tomorrow.


  1. It's all very cool art, I like anything that's different really.

  2. My favourite is ' Man changing into wolf'.

  3. Interesting artifacts and painting. I like the salmon painting.

  4. Interesting to visit this museum !

  5. Very nice, the painting 'Every Year The Salmon Come Back' is my favourite.

  6. Ahí se ve la antigüedad, de esas máscaras, que han llegado hasta nuestros días. en España, se celebran las fiestas de Carnaval y en la ciudad de Cádiz es donde mama tiene. En determinado pueblos de Andalucía se difraczan y el rostro va cubierto con careta, van recorriendo las calles y se paran ante los conocidos, para ver si aciertan. quien se oculta, detrás de la máscara.

  7. Beautiful art, both the artifacts and the prints are cool!
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  8. ...I love the complex nature inspired designs.

  9. @Amy: me too.

    @fun60: it stands out.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Gattina: very much so.

    @Jan: it is a stand out.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Eileen: I agree.

    @Tom: me too.

  10. Very Neat photo capturing a mask wearing person in the reflection on the mask's glass case (1st mask photo).

  11. I like that print of the salmon.

  12. Great First Nations artwork ~ love it!

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. That salmon print is a stunner. Love that.

  14. So many wonderful artifacts, William.

  15. @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Marie: as do I.

    @Catarina: me too.

    @Sharon: same here.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jeanie: it is.

    @RedPat: indeed.

  16. There is so much to see in this Museum -- I imagine you would need hours and hours to really see it. The totem exhibit (the post just before this one, I think) would keep me occupied for a long time, I have always been fascinated with those. ... I really like the way they have included the First Nations people talking about what all of the these artifacts mean to them.

  17. Thanks for sharing these William

  18. The blanket in the last picture is lovely.

  19. Good to see all of these artefacts.

    All the best Jan