In conjunction with the exhibition Kaxlaya Gvilas, The Museum of Anthropology is pleased to present a summer series of talks and tours, drumming and dancing, education and entertainment. Tuesday evening events are free; Sunday events are free with regular admission.
Heiltsuk Urban Dancers in residence Sundays at 2 p.m.: May 19, June 9, June 30, July 7, July 21, August 4, and Sept. 1 (special closing performance). Dedicated to maintaining their strong cultural heritage and educating others about their 10,000-year history, these dancers bring to life their Heiltsuk history and culture.
Curator's talk: Doing a Community Exhibit
May 21, 7p.m. Pam Brown, curator, shares her experience of working within her community to prepare the exhibition, Kaxlaya Gvilas.
Artist's talk and tour
June 2, 2 p.m. Heiltsuk weaver Kendra Newman speaks about her work and takes visitors on a tour of the show.
Associate curator's talk on the R.W. Large Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum
June 16, 2 p.m. Martha Black, associate curator of Kaxlaya Gvilas, presents her research on the remarkable works that form the basis of the exhibition.
Sunday, July 7, 2 p.m. Bradley Hunt, a traditional Heiltsuk artist, will be in conversation with his son Shawn, who is currently exploring new media and pushing the boundaries of Heiltsuk art.
July 28, 2 p.m. Mia Hunt, artist and designer of one-of-a-kind wearable works of art using leather, fish-skin, and micro-fibre applique, presents an illustrated talk about her work.