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Special Exhibit

Out of the Silence: The Enduring Power of Totem Poles

Oct. 3, 2002 – Sept. 1, 2003

Whales, bears, and ravens are interwoven with the haunting photographs of Adelaide de Menil and vibrant images of pole-raising ceremonies. A retrospective view of Northwest Coast native totem pole traditions—from the earliest drawings of totem poles, through the time of seeming silence in the mid-1900s, to the vitality of First Nations cultures today. 

Explore online archive of Adelaide de Meni pole images.