The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, public programs, and community connections. It was also designated a national architectural landmark in 2011 by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
The amazing thing is how reluctant many major philanthropists are to talk about themselves, what they do, and why. But over time, we have managed to sit down with some notable people, all of whom share a passion for their community.
From his gentle handshake, one would never guess that Parviz Tanavoli’s hands have birthed more than 1,000 sculptures. He is now 75 years old, and his creations (some ceramic, most in bronze, with an occasional painting, too) have made appearances in some of the most prestigious venues in the world.