Polly Olsen (Yakama), the Burke Museum's Tribal Liaison, teaches us how to harvest and make Nettle Pesto from scratch. This delicious and nutritious dish incorporates native plants that peoples of the Northwest have harvested for many years.
Spokane artist Shawn Brigman specializes in making bark sturgeon-nose canoes, a unique form of vessel wrapped in thick bark. He recently made and deliver one to the Burke Museum to be housed in the permanent collections.
From Seattle’s Seward Park to a coral reef in the South Pacific, a new special exhibition opening at the Burke Museum—Life in One Cubic Foot—reveals the diversity of nature in our local neighborhoods and across the globe.
The Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at the Burke Museum will be welcoming 12 individuals and groups into the museum as a part of their Connections to Culture Visiting Researcher Grant.