Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast ArtThe Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art opened in May 2008 in downtown Vancouver. This public art gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 Ė 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canadaís greatest artists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast.
Gallery Highlights include over 40 pieces of Bill Reidís gold and silver jewelry, Reidís bronze masterpiece Mythic Messengers, several of Reidís works that are featured on the Canadian $20 bill and a full-scale totem pole, carved by James Hart of Haida Gwaii.
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The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is an initiative of the Bill Reid Foundation. Established in 1999 as a non-profit charitable organization, the Foundationís mission is to preserve the art and perpetuate the legacies of Bill Reid.