|Galleries & Museums
Galleries featuring Authentic Native Art
|Ancestral Spirits Gallery
701 Water St.,
Port Townsend 360-385-0078
Northwest Coast Native carvings, prints, jewelry, crafts.
705 First Street,
Large collection of NW Coast prints, carvings, jewelry and book collection.
|Summer Song Gallery
600 19th Avenue East,
Makah art, including basketry and serigraphs.
Expressions Art Gallery
1033 Old Blyn Hwy.
A Jamestown S'Klallam tribal enterprise featuring a large selection of Native Indian art.
Expressions Art Gallery
270756 Hwy. 101E,
Sequim (Inside 7 Cedars Casino)
Gifts of basketry, carvings, prints and jewelry made by elders and students of Quileute Tribe.
|The Jeffrey Moose Gallery
1333 5th Avenue, Suite 511, Rainier Square,
Shows the work of Suquamish sculptor, Larry Ahvakana.
1003 First Avenue,
Renowned source of Northwest Indian & Alaskan Eskimo art, contemporary and historic.
637 Water Street,
An eclectic collection featuring local and nationally recognized native artists of distinction. Works available are created by generations of tradition as well as creative contemporaries' visions for native art today.
Museums & Cultural Heritage Centers With 29 federally recognized Tribes, Washington is extremely rich in Indian heritage and culture. The museums mentioned below provide an excellent way to get information, an overview of tribal history, and a chance to see authentic native art and rare artifacts.
|Burke Museum of
Natural History and Culture
N.E. 45th Street and 17th Ave.,
www.washington.edu/burkemuseum Located at the University of Washington, the Burke has a wide collection of Northwest Coast art from British Columbia to southwestern Alaska. Group tours available by reservation. Admission fee.
Open daily 1 a.m. - 5 p.m
502 6th Street,
This museum features a collection of basketry, fishing gear and archival photographs.
Open daily, Mon-Sat.
Donations are appreciated.
Indian Cultural Center
Discovery Park West,
36th Ave, Seattle
The Center contains a permanent collection of work by Native artists. Open May-Jul; Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Sun: Noon-5 p.m.
|Ilwaco Heritage Museum|
115 SE Lake St,
On the Washington coast, this museum has exhibits including an 800-year old dugout canoe, stone tools, basketry, cedar handwork, and turn-of-the-century photographs
165 Merwin Village Road, Ariel
Kwakwaka'waka masks, dances, songs and stories come to life in our living history programs. Visit the Lelooska Museum's extensive collection of Indian artifacts. Admission fee. Call for reservations to evening dance programs.
|Makah Cultural and|
Makah Reservation, Hwy 112,
Neah Bay | 360 645 2711 www.makah.com/museum.htm
This museum is centered on the archeological digs of the Ozette village, including perfectly preserved items from the every day life of the Makah. Included are ancient fishing tools and netting, ornamental art works and household items. Open Wed-Sun 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Admission fee.
|Northwest Museum of
Arts & Culture (Cheney Cowles)
2316 W 1st Ave,
Spokane 509-456-3931 www.cheneycowles.org
The largest cultural institution in the inland northwest, this museum has 35,000 items from Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Kalispel, Colville, Nez Perce, Kootenai, Flathead, Yakama, Umatilla, and Warm Springs Reservations, as well as artifacts from around the world.
Open Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., Wed., 11 a.m. -8 p.m. Admission fee.