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The Museum will be closed December 9 for a private event.

Art of the Northwest Coast
Exhibition

Art of the Northwest Coast

On View Through May 1, 2023

From painted totem poles to bentwood boxes, northwest coast artwork is known across the world. Its unique style and beautiful colors communicate stories, teach family histories, offer protection, describe divine creatures and showcase the wealth of community leaders. This exhibition explores the northwest coast’s rich artistic history through prints, glass, wooden and stone sculptures and basketry.

Object Highlights

Resilience
Resilience

Andy Everson

K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw, ca. 2014, serigraph. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 2020.08.2

Eagle and Sisiuti
Eagle and Sisiuti

Mark Henderson

Kwakwaka’wakw, 1984, serigraph. Arthur and Shifra Silberman Collection. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 1996.27.0408.

Tenacity
Tenacity

Andy Everson

K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw, ca. 2014, serigraph. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 2020.08.1.

Bowl
Bowl

Glen Rabena

Haida, 1985, cedar. Gift from the Collection of Richard Walker. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 2022.01.007.

Human and Animal Effigy Pipe
Human and Animal Effigy Pipe

Christian White

Haida, 1987, argillite, ivory, abalone. Gift from the Collection of Richard Walker. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 2022.01.010.

Events

Related Events & Programming

Read the West Book Club: Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

When the British, Spanish and then Americans arrived in the Pacific Northwest, it may have appeared to them as an untamed wilderness. In fact, it was a fully settled and … Continued

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