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Ellen Neel, The First Woman Totem Pole Carver

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

This exhibition celebrates the career of Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw) carver Ellen Neel (1916-1966), the first woman carver of monumental totem poles. Further, it acknowledges Neel’s influential role as a professional artist and her contribution towards the recognition of Northwest coast Indian art as a contemporary art form.

“Our art continues to live, for not only is it part and parcel of us, but can be a powerful factor in combining the best part of Indian culture with the fabric of a truly Canadian art form.” – Ellen Neel

Image credit: Kakasolas (Ellen Neel), carved and painted cedar mask by David Neel (photograph by David Neel)


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