Wonderful Museum of Totems

About a month ago, we found ourselves in Vancouver, BC for a day and a half and decided to pay a taxi driver to take us to the Museum of Anthropology.  Between the cost of the taxi up and back again and admission, it was close to $100 to see it, but it was pretty epic and amazing.  This is the walkway just outside of the museum.  We got there just as they opened which was awesome as we were able to take shots without a bunch of people there….except for the one lady in a bright yellow raincoat.  🙁

These shots were all taken for my own reference for future art projects but I thought you might be inspired as well.

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These are photographs from photographs.  They have these in books you can look through.

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These are all in another section of the museum and showcase similar artifacts from various places in the world.

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This is in a special exhibit they were having from Portugal.  What I love most about this one are the shadows…the shapes cast.

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  1. Gwen
    November 01, 2015

    Thank you so much for all this fantastic inspiration on a Sunday morning! This museum will be on my must-see list!
    I also loved your post about the hike off highway 2!

  2. Paula
    November 01, 2015

    amazing. cool photos; very inspiring. thanks for sharing!!

  3. MaryAnn Ready
    November 01, 2015

    Well worth $100

  4. Suzan
    November 02, 2015

    I would never get there on my own so thank you for the fearsome beauty of the original People

  5. Julie
    November 02, 2015

    Thanks, Teesha! Do you know who the artist is that did the mosaic human figures? I love those. Thank you!

  6. Susie LaFond
    November 09, 2015

    Wow Teesha
    These are amazing and beautiful. As I scrolled through the photos, my mind started to buzz with ideas in both fabric and on paper. But in all truth, your photos capture that magic and the gift of the Indians and their profound respect for the land that was theirs. I’m mostly sitting in awe of that, given that the tools they used to do all this beautiful work were tools that they also made. Thanks for sharing!!!!! Truly awesome and then some.

  7. Elizabeth Woodford
    March 21, 2016

    I spent a wonderful day all by myself at this very museum. I wil;l never forget that day- it was in the mid 80’s. I am so in love with this form of art and the reverence of nature that it speaks of!! The mosaic people are new and Theya re terrific. Thanks so much for sharing this post. I consider this a must see stop for all in the PNW!

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