Monthly Archives: October 2014

Potlatch coppers: wealth and power on the Northwest Coast

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“Two new acquisitions help the British Museum tell the story of the coppers.”

The British Museum’s blog recently published an informative post on copper shields, or tinaás. Alison Bremner’s “Five” pendant from her Potlatch Dollar series is included as one of two new acquisitions.

Bremner’s piece will be on display at the British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre until December 2014.

Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired

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Alison Bremner’s work will be shown in the upcoming exhibition, Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired at the Burke Museum in Seattle.

Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired features work by artists whose practice has been inspired by the objects in the Burke’s collections, demonstrating how today’s artists and art historians learn from past generations. The exhibit will include contemporary works in a variety of media alongside the historic pieces that artists identify as key to their learning.

Here & Now celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Bill Holm Center and explores the dynamic relationship between the Burke Museum and the Northwest Native art, artists, and scholars.

The exhibition runs from November 22, 2014 – July 27, 2015.