Behind the Scenes

Part of the Totems to Turquoise exhibition.

Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest was designed and produced by the Museum's Department of Exhibition, under the direction of David Harvey, Vice President for Exhibition. The Exhibitions Department, in cooperation with other Museum staff members and scientific divisions, is responsible for both the design and construction of the exhibition.

A massive turquoise carving, partially wrapped and lying on its side on a wood pallet, in the Museum's Grand Gallery.
A massive turquoise carving, partially wrapped and lying on its side on a wood pallet, in the Museum's Grand Gallery.
A worker helps move a massive turquoise carving, partially wrapped and lying on its side on a wood pallet, in the Museum's Grand Gallery.
A massive turquoise carving, partially wrapped and lying on its side on a wood pallet.
A massive turquoise carving, partially wrapped and lying on its side, on a pallet in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.
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A massive turquoise carving, partially wrapped and lying on its side, on a pallet in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.
A massive turquoise carving erected in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.
A young child poses beneath a massive turquoise carving erected in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.