Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii

 Continuing on where we left off, here we have more views of the final of these exhibit spaces adjoining the Grand Hall.

Emerging, we get a view of a very large ocean going canoe. The area adjoining it is presently closed off due to Covid restrictions.

Back into the Grand Hall.

One of the treasures of this space is the plaster cast version of Bill Reid's Spirit Of Haida Gwaii. Two others exist, in black and jade bronze. One is at the Canadian embassy in Washington. The other is at the Vancouver airport.

To close things out today, another totem pole view.


  1. The grand hall is a beautiful space.

  2. The art is amazing. The large canoe display is well done.

  3. I very much like Spirit Of Haida Gwaii, fantastic piece of work.

  4. Continuo a acompanhar esta exposição com interesse.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  5. The exhibits are interesting. The hall is impressive. Have a great day.

  6. Wow, wow, and more wow. I think I can just say wow!

  7. Hello,
    What a beautiful museum, the Grand Hall is lovely. The Spirit of Haida Gwaii is beautiful.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  8. @Marleen: it is.

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @John: definitely.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @David: indeed.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Gemel: I can relate.

    @Eileen: thanks.

  9. ...these First Nation motifs are wonderful.

  10. As always, William, your posts about places you visit are informative for those of us who may never see these places in person.

  11. That 'Spirit Of Haida Gwaii' is a wonderful piece of art.

  12. I saw a blanket (or shawl) very much like the one in your first photo at the Heard Museum here.

  13. @Tom: they are.

    @Beatrice: a pleasure to show.

    @Jan: it really is.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Sharon: not a surprise.

    @Marie: I enjoy each visit.

  14. Wonderful exhibits, and an architectural wonder as well. But of course that plaster replica of the statues in bronze, I would love to see one of the three!

  15. Marvelous exhibit! I have actually seen the Bill Reid's Spirit Of Haida Gwaii at Vancouver Airport. I was totally enthralled and took several photos. Thanks for another great post William!

  16. I've always liked Bill Reid's art.

  17. Ese gran salón, tiene unos grandes ventanales para aprovechar bien la luz y mucho arte, al lado de los cristales.

  18. @Barbara: the embassy one would be the closest one to you.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Red: he was a great artist.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Bill: it certainly is.

  19. I saw the sculpture at the Vancouver Airport a few years ago!

  20. The Grand Hall is amazing and a big WOW for the Spirit of Haida Gwaii.

    All the best Jan

  21. Always love the First Nation creations ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. That Reid plaster cast is magnificent.