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April 01, 2005

The Burke Museum Announces (2)

2005 Exhibits

Seattle—The Burke Museum announces the 2005 season of exhibits featuring wildlife photography by Subhankar Banerjee and glass art by contemporary Northwest Native Americans.

Money: A Medium of Culture
March 17 – Oct. 9, 2005
A small display case of 12 examples of money in a variety of forms, from feather money to stone money.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land
June 25 – December 31, 2005

Forty-nine extraordinary photographs of the landscapes, wildlife, and people of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska by renowned photographer Subhankar Banerjee. The first person to document the life and land of the refuge through four seasons, Banerjee covered 4,000 miles to create a comprehensive portrait of the land the Gwich’in people call “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” The artist traveled by foot, raft, kayak, snowmobile and small plane to complete a project of a lifetime. The exhibit was designed and produced by the California Academy of Sciences with support from the Mountaineers and The Wilderness Society.

Life Abounds: Arctic Native Wildlife Art
June 25 – December 31, 2005
Selections from the Burke Collections featuring sculptures, prints, and other art objects representing the Arctic by the people of the region.

Fusing Traditions: Transformations in Glass by Native American Artists
October 1 – December 31, 2005

Nineteen Native American artists have created works of art that draw upon their rich heritage to forge a contemporary Indian aesthetic. Their work shows a clear continuity with the past in design and form while forging new statements in art using the medium of glass to reflect contemporary sensibilities. The exhibit was co-curated by Carolyn Kastner and Roslyn Tunis and was organized by the Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco, California, and http://www.MOCFA.org

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For more information on a particular exhibit or to receive images, please contact Mary Ann Barron at maryannb@u.washington.edu.

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