March 10, 2012

MOA Receives Friedman Collection of Bill Reid's Early Works

UBC's Museum of Anthropology has received a generous donation of eleven of Bill Reid's early works from Dr. Sydney Friedman. The new pieces are valued at over $500,000 and display Reid's technical ability and artistic experimentation at a time when he was first learning European goldsmithing techniques including repousse, casting and overlay. Dr. Friedman and his wife Constance Freidman, who passed away in June 2011, were very prolific scholars and active members of UBC's medical departments and together had published over 200 papers. Their diverse collection will expand MOA's Bill Reid collection to over 250 pieces and has been on display since March 1, 2012.

Photo Credit: MOA

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