The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought-provoking, socially and environmentally-conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature.
Amazonia is on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018.
Curated by Dr. Nuno Porto (MOA Curator, Africa and Latin America), the exhibition features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing Indigenous, Maroon and white settler communities.
Today, these groups articulate against threats caused by political violence, mining, oil and gas exploration, industrial agriculture, forest fires, and hydroelectric plants. Challenging visitors to examine their own notions towards holistic well-being, the exhibition covers more than 100 years of unsuspected relationships between Vancouver and Amazonian peoples, ideas, and their struggles.
If you always wanted to visit the MOA, here you go.
The Museum is open to all ages, and a great place to take the kids for exploring and visually seeing amazing work.
Take the family out on a relaxing afternoon, or weekend and enjoy the sights, the drive up to UBC, and just exploring exhibits and taking it all in.