IMAGES: Sea Bear Crest Hat (Tsa.an Xuu.ujee Dajangee), ca. 1870, Haida, red cedar and paint, 10 1/2 x 15 3/4 in., Seattle Art Museum, Gift of John H. Hauberg, 83.228.
Wayampajarti, 2001, Mawukura Jimmy Nerrimah, Australian Aboriginal, Walmajarri people, Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley, Western Australia, born ca. 1924, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 35 13/16 x 40 3/16 in., Promised gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VISCOPY, Australia. Reproduction, including downloading of Jimmy Nerrimah works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Sea Bear, 1990, Sherry Markovitz, American, born 1947, Wood, beads, shells, fabric, paint, papier mâché, 25 x 17 x 29 in. (63.5 x 43.18 x 73.66 cm), Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Terry Hunziker, 90.3, © Sherry Markovitz.
Canoe/Waka, 2007, Preston Singletary, Tlingit, born 1963, Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, Maori, born 1972, Blown and sandcarved glass, pounamu (New Zealand jade), red sealing wax inlays, steel and enamel mount, 10 × 5 × 22in. (25.4 x 12.7 x 55.9cm), Collection of Preston Singletary, © Preston Singletary and Lewis Tamihana Gardiner.
Mask of Ḱumugwe’ (Chief of the Sea), Kumukw'amhl (face mask of Kumugwe'), ca. 1880, Kwakwaka'wakw, Alder, red cedar bark, cloth, paint, 19 1/4 x 17 x 6 in. (48.9 x 43.18 x 15.24 cm), Seattle Art Museum, Gift of John H. Hauberg, 91.1.30.
The First People, 2008, Susan Point, Canadian, Musqueam, born 1951, Red and yellow cedar, 144 x 89 in. (365.8 x 226.1cm), Seattle Art Museum, Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2008.31, © Susan Point.
Installation views of
Pacific Currents and
Billabong Dreams, Photos: Nathaniel Willson.