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Educator Events

These events include a component specifically for educators.

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From Totems to Tennis Shoes: Art and Culture on the Northwest Coast

Tues., Oct. 20, 2015 – Tues., Nov. 10, 2015 | 7 –  8:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Northwest Coast Native art, an ever-changing artform with artists experimenting with tradition and innovation in remarkable new ways. Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Associate Director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art, and UW Visiting Lecturer in American Indian Studies and Art History, leads this four-evening series exploring a cross-section of topics about Northwest Coast art and culture. The series features historical objects from the Burke’s collection as a springboard for discussion of foundational concepts in Northwest Coast aesthetics, as well as the cutting-edge work of today’s Indigenous artists. Issues raised include sovereignty, revitalization, commercialization, pop culture and appropriation. The class is a combination of lecture and discussion. Participation is actively encouraged.

Burke Museum

Free First Thursdays

Thurs., Nov. 5, 2015 | 10 am – 8 pm

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. We hope you can visit us!