Other Resources

Music, Art and Architecture Library, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

1961 East Mall

The Music, Art and Architecture Library (MAA) was established in the 1940s as the “Fine Arts Room” in old Main Library. Building upon this vision, our primary goals are to create and cultivate a vital collection that supports the research needs of faculty and students, and to provide research support services for  the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; the School of Music, the School of Community and Regional Planning; the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and the general public. Located on the third and fourth floors of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre the art, architecture, and planning portion of the collection numbers over 200,000 items, including over 250 current art journal subscriptions and monographic serials (in print and online). In addition, an online collection includes full text articles published in art journals around the world as well as important databases indexing journal articles. Staff members at the MAA Library help to build collections to support research, and offer reference services in-person, by email, phone, or by appointment.

Please visit our web site http://barber.library.ubc.ca/ for contacts, access, and more information.


The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

1825 Main Mall

This stand-alone art gallery opened in mid-1995. The gallery is a public facility contributing to the cultural life of the campus, the city, the province and beyond. Throughout the year the Gallery hosts a variety of informative and provocative exhibitions which confirm the creative and eclectic aspects of contemporary art. Exhibitions are generated internally or borrowed and draw on work from local, national and international artists, other Canadian art institutions, art organizations and international sources. The gallery attempts to expose the broadest possible spectrum of visual concerns to both the University community and the public at large. It also sponsors visiting speakers as well as occasional symposia.

Visit the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery website at http://www.belkin.ubc.ca


Museum of Anthropology

6393 N.W. Marine Drive

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, designed by Arthur Erickson and opened in 1976, is situated on the Point Grey cliffs overlooking Howe Sound and the North Shore mountains. Both its setting and architecture are inspired by coastal First Nations settlements of British Columbia. The collections include the famous Northwest Coast First Nations collection, the Walter and Marianne Koerner Collection, an international textile collection, and archaeological findings of British Columbia and the North Pacific Rim.

For more information, visit the museum’s website: http://moa.ubc.ca


UBC Arts & Culture District

A world of arts and culture is happening at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. Everything from theatre, film, contemporary and fine art, to music, opera, live performances and a world-renowned Museum of Anthropology are right at your doorstep. Our galleries, exhibits and performances have something for everyone and every budget. Explore indigenous artifacts, listen to international performing artists, and be first to see tomorrow’s stars of stage and screen. Whether your taste is for emerging or established artists, or jazz, classical music or opera you’ll find it here in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

For more information, visit the UBC Arts & Culture website at https://arts.ubc.ca/artsandculture.