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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:01

The Peabody Essex Museum Presents a New Installation Drawn from Its Monumental Native American Art Collection

Mask, Heiltsuk (Bella Bella), circa 1845. Mask, Heiltsuk (Bella Bella), circa 1845. Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is exhibiting a new installation drawn from the museum’s Native American art collection — the oldest, most comprehensive ongoing collection of its kind in the Western hemisphere.

Raven’s Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast celebrates the rich artistic legacy of Native artists along the Pacific Northwest Coast while exploring dynamic relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings. Featuring nearly 30 works from the 19th century to present day, the installation includes superlative examples of works on paper, wood carvings, textiles, films, music and jewelry. Raven’s Many Gifts is on view through mid-2015.

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