New night sky festival marks MOA’s bid to become Vancouver’s first urban star park


Next weekend, during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, the Museum of Anthropology will welcome more than 1000 guests for a new festival of arts and astronomy.

Blackout: Night Sky Festival will take place on Saturday, August 12 and features Indigenous storytelling, an immersive art installation and interpretive stargazing set to a soundtrack of live and electronic music.  Continue reading


Diverse cultural traditions showcased in 10th anniversary of Coastal First Nations Dance Festival


Marking 50 years of Indigenous dance revitalization, Dancers of Damelahamid and the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC announce the 10th anniversary Coastal First Nations Dance Festival. A celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad, this season’s festival will feature a Pacific Islander artist from Hawai’i, the anticipated return of Cree hoop dancing, and the world-premiere of Dancers of Damelahamid’s newest work, Interweavings from February 28 to March 5. Continue reading