SchoolArts Room

Northwest Coast Native Arts at the Ralph T. Coe Foundation

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Sep 6, 2016

In my last post I wrote about the Ralph T. Coe Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico and their focus on Native American Arts. The special exhibition at the Foundation right now is A View from Here: Northwest Coast Native Arts and the work is exquisite. The pieces on display are from the collection of Richard and Joan Chodosh.


 

 

 

 

 
My favorite piece in this exhibition is the Button Blanket by Shirley Hunt Ford. Button blankets illustrate the wearer's clan and crest. They are usually made from wool with appliqué designs outlined with buttons.
 
 
 
 Eugene Hunt, Komokwa/King of the Undersea

 

 

 

Tony Hunt, Jr., Kwagiulth Octopus

 

 

 

 

Patrick Amos, Frog

 

 

 

 

Gene Brabant, Bella Cool Fool 

 

 

 

 

 Richard Hunt, Eagle Sun Mask

 

 

 

Wayne Alfred, Sea Monster Mask