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First Peoples Art

First Peoples Art

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About the Artwork

The objects grouped together here were donated in the 1960s and 1970s to the institutional precursor of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Their relocation to the Science Complex is part of an initiative to make available works from that collection to select locations throughout Concordia. Such endeavors within a university environment allow for, and encourage, a crossover of knowledge. The history of the relationship between the arts and the sciences is a rich one of particular significance today when so many artists are fascinated with scientific research and models.

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#1
Totem Pole
West Coast Indian North America
Wood
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Morrow in Memory of Mr. Henry J. Chinks, 1964
213.5 x 37 x 25.5 cm

 


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#2
Ancestor Figure
Sepik River New Guinea
Polychrome wood
Gift of the Samuel H. Schecter Foundation, 1964
165 x 24 x 25 cm

 


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#3
Ancestor Head
Sepik River, New Guinea
Plychrome wood
Gift of Mr. Harvey Maron, 1966
116 x 21 x 15 cm

 


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#4
Coast Salish House Post
Towasin Reserve Vancouver Island
Wood
Gift of Mr. Mel Dobrin, 1979
416.5 x 48.5 x 38 cm

 


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#5
Figure in Form of Stool
Sepik River, New Guinea
Polychrome wood
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lippel, 1963
67 x 23 x 19 cm

 


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#6
Mother and Child
Bambara, Mali
Wood
Gift of the Samuel H. Schecter Foundation, 1966
118 x 28 x 26 cm

 


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#7
House Post
Lower Sepik River, New Guinea
Wood
Gift of Lippel Gallery, 1966
277 x 81 x 33 cm

 


Artwork Location

Campus: Loyola
Location: Lobby, Richard J. Renaud Science Complex
Address: 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.

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