Educators' Evening: Northwest Coast Hall

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The Great Canoe is suspended from the ceiling, and totem poles and glass display cases line the newly revitalized Northwest Coast Hall. Denis Finnin/© AMNH

Join us on Friday, December 2, for an in-person evening event for educators celebrating our newly reopened Northwest Coast Hall.

This is an opportunity for teachers to view the exhibition, hear from Consulting Curators from Northwest Coast communities, network with other educators, and gather resources on how to use the exhibit with their students.

The evening will feature a panel discussion with Northwest Coast Hall Co-Curator Haa’yuups, Nuu-chah-nulth scholar and cultural historian, Consulting Curator Chief Wígviłba-Wákas | Harvey Humchitt,

Haiłzaqv, and Consulting Curator Jisgang Nika Collison, Kaay’ahl Laanas Clan, Haida Nation, with Curator Peter Whiteley of the Museum’s Division of Anthropology.

The revitalized Northwest Coast Hall features new exhibits developed with Indigenous communities and showcases the creativity, scholarship, and history of the living cultures of the Pacific Northwest.

Organized as a series of alcoves focused on the material culture of 10 Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest, the gallery presents more than 1,000 restored cultural treasures enlivened with new interpretation developed with Consulting Curators from the Coast Salish, Gitxsan, Haida, Haíltzaqv, Kwakwakaw'akw, Nuu-chah-nulth, Nuxalk, Tlingit, and Tsimshian communities.

Educators' Evening Agenda
4–4:45 pm Sign in and Reception
5–5:45 pm Curators’ Panel Discussion and Overview of the Exhibition
5:45–7 pm Visit the Exhibition

One hour of CTLE credit is available.

The Museum gratefully recognizes the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, Jill and Lewis Bernard, and the City of New York, whose leadership support has made the restoration of the Northwest Coast Hall possible.

Critical support has also been provided by The Selz Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Family of Ned Hayes.

The conservation of painted monumental carvings has been made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under grant number MA-30-17-0260-17.

The contemporary art gallery is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the Nath Family, the Stockman Family Foundation, Bank of America, the Gilbert & Ildiko Butler Family Foundation, and David and Susan Rockefeller.