Hiding in Plain Sight: Connecting the Masterpiece to the Master - Haida Art
Part of a series of lectures sponsored by the University of Washington’s School of Art, Division of Art History and held at the Henry Art Gallery, this lecture examines the artwork of the Haida, an indigenous nation from the archipelago Haida Gwaii, off the coast of British Columbia. Discover the meaning behind raven, beaver and other symbols integrated into Haida sculptures, paintings and costumes to share the history and culture of the Haida people. Learn the likely identity of the mysterious carver who created several acclaimed Haida works, who has only recently been discovered. This production is presented by the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum at the University of Washington.
Robin K. Wright, professor, Art History, School of Art; curator, Burke Museum