Public Programs: Museums Planning

Period of Performance

5/1/2006 - 12/31/2007

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

S’abadeb (The Gifts): Coast Salish Art and Artists

FAIN: MP-50025-06

Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA 98101-2003)
Barbara Brotherton (Project Director: September 2005 to April 2008)

Planning of a traveling exhibition with a catalog, a website, and public programs about Salish Indian art as a reflection of history and culture from prehistory to the present.

An exhibition of the art and culture of the Native Coast Salish peoples,is tentatively entitled S’abadeb (The Gifts):Coast Salish Art and Artists. It involves the collaboration of several museums located in traditional Salish territories and will be explicated by the people whose lives and cultures are featured. Our principal goal is to provide a broad general public with a unique opportunity to experience and interact firsthand with Native peoples whose rich cultural past has served as a springboard for the recent regeneration of language, oral traditions, and the arts. Interpretation will be multi-layered, designed to inspire and deepen understanding, while creating a foundation for further self-directed learning.