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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

More dates through February 24, 2018

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Exhibits & Films

Topic

Humanities & Social Sciences, Diversity & Inclusion

Audience

Alumni, General Public

Tags

indigenous art

Website

https://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/exhibit...

Cost

Free and open to the public

Department

McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Contact Name

Cat Shteynberg

Contact Email

cshteynb@utk.edu

Contact Phone

18659746921

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