True Colours

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Ask a dozen peo­ple to pin­point the true essence of Canada, and you’re likely to get 12 dif­fer­ent answers—in a coun­try this vast, there’s a lot to love. Need a start­ing point? Check out the Hef­fel Fine Art Auc­tion House’s Fine Cana­dian Art/Cana­dian Post­War & Con­tem­po­rary Art (Nov. 2 to 30; page 32). It’s a con­ti­nent’s worth of work by na­tional favourites. Dis­cover the many colours of Canada, from Emily Carr’s iconic land­scapes to Ted Har­ri­son’s play­ful acrylic-on-can­vas cel­e­bra­tions of ev­ery­day life in the Yukon (“Gun­der­son Farm,” pic­tured).—Chloë Lai

totem pole carved by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. The gallery shop stocks North­west Coast gifts, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal art, hand­crafted jew­elry, and unique ac­ces­sories. In­tan­gi­ble: Mem­ory and In­no­va­tion in Coast Sal­ish Art Con­tem­po­rary sculp­tures, jew­ellery, tex­tiles and mul­ti­me­dia works are in­flu­enced by ances­tral Coast Sal­ish teach­ings (to Dec 10). W-Su 11 am-5 pm. $11, s/s $8, 13-17 $6, un­der 13 free, fam­ily $26. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion from 2-5 pm on first Fri­day of the month. 639 Hornby St. 604-682-3455. www.bill­rei­ X Map 1: B5

MU­SEUM OF AN­THRO­POL­OGY AT UBC Mag­nif­i­cent North­west Coast First Na­tions art and ar­ti­facts, such as feast dishes, ca­noes and con­tem­po­rary

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