“Haida, Life, Spirit, Art”: An exhibition by the Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Embassy in Athens recently celebrated the international premiere of the exhibition “Haida, Life, Spirit, Art”,  at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
Produced by the Canadian Museum of History and the McCord Museum, with the collaboration of the Haida Gwaii Museum the exhibition introduces  the remarkable sophistication and complexity of the Haida culture of Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast. The exhibition features an outstanding collection of historical and contemporary artworks, as well as contemporary works and images from Haida Gwaii, the island homeland of the Haida people.
Speakers at the opening ceremony included Thessaloniki Mayor Boutaris, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Director Dr. Polyxeni Veleni, Canadian Embassy Chargé d’affaires Julie Crôteau, Director General of the Canadian Museum of History Jean-Marc Blais and archaeologist from the McCord Museum, Ghilaisne Lemay.
Supported by Air Canada, the event was attended by representatives of Thessaloniki’s business sector including, Makedonia Airport Manager Achilleas Topouzas and HELEXPO CEO Alexandros Tsaxirlis, as well as members of the diplomatic, cultural and Greek-Canadian communities.
The exhibition will last until April 20, 2016.