Audain Donation Allows Purchase of Bill Reid Sculpture

  • Feb. 18, 2011 7:00 p.m.
Michael Audain speaks while standing beside the just unveiled Bill Reid artwork Grizzly Bear Mantelpiece at the Royal BC Museum.

Michael Audain speaks while standing beside the just unveiled Bill Reid artwork Grizzly Bear Mantelpiece at the Royal BC Museum.



Michael Audain and his Audain Foundation donated $750,000 to Victoria’s Royal BC Museum which allowed them to buy the Bill Reid artwork Grizzly Bear Mantelpiece. The sculpture was created by the late First Nations artist Bill Reid in 1954 and will be displayed in the museums’ First Peoples gallery.