First Peoples Art

First Peoples Art


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.


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



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



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



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



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



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



House Post
Lower Sepik River, New Guinea
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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