Changing Hands: Northwest Coast First Nations Art Crossing Tribal Boundaries
Barbara Brotherton / Curator of Native American Art
Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse / Assistant Professor, Art, Art History, and Design & Curator, Burke Museum, University of Washington
Although each tribal entity on the Northwest Coast has artworks, protocols, and ceremonies unique to each, there are many instances where art and regalia have crossed borders and attained new meanings. Two of these curious cases, involving a mask and headdress in SAM’s collection, will be presented from the point of view of their individual histories as well as an understanding of how Indigenous networks connect people and their cultural belongings.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for Happy Hour in the South Hall where you can enjoy complimentary wine. Curator talks begin at 7 pm in Plestcheeff Auditorium.