This would have been a perfect post for yesterday's Theme Day, however the shot was only taken this afternoon.
This vibrant ceiling mural, seven stories above the granite floor at the Museum of Civilization's Grand Hall, is called 'Morning Star' and was painted by award-winning Alberta artist Alex Janvier (ACAD alumni no less!). The 62 feet (19 metres) diameter mural has four quadrants that each depict a significant period in Native history:
yellow = First Peoples' harmony with nature;
blue = Native culture being overwhelmed by European culture;
red = revival and new optimism;
white = healing, renewed self-respect and reconciliation.
It really is a breathtaking, highly detailed work of art that shouldn't be missed on your visit to the museum. Just don't forget to look up!:)