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Glass chest

Glass chest, ca. 2005, Preston Singletary, Tlingit, b. 1963, glass, 24 x 31 x 18 1/2 in., Michael and Leslie Bernstein, © Preston Singletary, Photo: Russell Johnson, courtesy of the artist.

Kwak'wanigaml (Heron headdress)

Kwak'wanigaml (Heron headdress), ca. 1890, Herbert Johnson, (Gayusdisa'las) Kwakwaka'wakw, Kwikwasutinexw, Kingcome, died 1953, red cedar, nails, paint, 26 x 13 1/2 x 17 in., Seattle Art Museum, Gift of John H. Hauberg, 91.1.31. Photo: Paul Macapia.

Seattle Collects Northwest Coast Native Art

Feb 12 – May 17 2015

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

In conjunction with Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, the Seattle Art Museum presents Seattle Collects Northwest Coast Native Art, a complementary exhibition of 60 Northwest Coast Native works drawn from local private collections.

Iconic masks, wood sculpture, argillite carvings, and weavings reveal the unique styles developed over generations—from pre-contact to the present—by Native artists living along the Pacific coast and its inland waterways.


The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.