Cultural Programs

Artist in Residence: Haida Manga in the Museum

Thursday, October 1–Saturday, October 3, 2015

Michael-Nicoll_Yahgulanaas

Experience the Museum’s historic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians in a new way as Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas brings iconic Pacific Northwest Coast art to life through stories, illustrated books, animated films, and interactive artwork.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 1, 12:30–5:45pm

  • Join Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas as he creates a new painting and explore original prints from his illustrated books.
  • Add your own creative touch to a live mural project led by Yahgulanaas and take home a piece of the finished mural.
  • Show us where you’re from on a large world map and explore the Pacific Northwest region.
  • See animated films and catch a sneak peek of a documentary about the people of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the northwest coast of British Columbia, and their efforts to preserve the land and the sea,screening this month at the Museum’s 2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival (October 22–25).
  • Get inspired! Take a clipboard and sketch something in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians.
  • Listen to live tellings of traditional Haida stories at the top of each hour from 1 to 5 pm.

Friday, October 2, 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Join Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas as he creates a new painting and explore original prints from his illustrated books.
  • Add your own creative touch to a live mural project led by Yahgulanaas and take home apiece of the finished mural.

Saturday, October 3, 11:30 am-5:45 pm

  • Join Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas as he creates a new painting and explore original prints from his illustrated books.
  • Add your own creative touch to a live mural project led by Yahgulanaas and take home apiece of the finished mural.
  • Show us where you’re from on a large world map and explore the Pacific Northwest region.
  • See animated films and catch a sneak peek of a documentary about the people of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the northwest coast of British Columbia, and their efforts to preserve the land and the sea,screening this month at the Museum’s Margaret Mead Film Festival (October 22–25).
  • Get inspired! Take a clipboard and sketch something in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians
  • Listen to live tellings of traditional Haida stories at the top of each hour, 1 to 3 pm. Join a discussion with Yahgulanaas about the importance of public art and contemporary voices in traditional art, 4 to 5 pm.