Exhibition: Northwest Coast Art: A Community of Tradition
For hundreds of years Northwest Coast peoples including the Coast Salish, Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw, Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Tlingit peoples represented in this exhibition, have made art expressing their cultural norms and values with precision, clarity, and artistic exuberance. Using indigenous and trade materials obtained in their homes along the coast of Oregon and north to Alaska, Northwest coast peoples mark elaborate ceremonial life, social rank, and prestige through their objects and art.
This exhibition explores Northwest Coast art through over 60 objects made by known and unknown artists, representing traditional and modern forms of cultural expression. From model totem poles and bentwood boxes, to spoons, prints, and silver bracelets, these objects were created for different purposes––utilitarian, decorative, and ceremonial. What all of them share in common is the desire to preserve and perpetuate Northwest Coast cultural heritage and community.
Wednesday, January 17 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 18 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, January 19 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, January 20 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 21 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, January 22 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, January 23 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 24 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 25 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, January 26 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, January 27 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996