Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director, Vancouver Art Gallery and Robin K. Wright, Director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art with Haida advisors Robert Davidson and James Hart. This project is generously supported by the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Audain Foundation for the
Visual Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Visionary Partner David Aisenstat, Maynards Industries Ltd., Donald Ellis and The McLean Foundation.
June 27 to September 21, 2014
Haida art and culture is recognized around the world and Charles Edenshaw (1839–1920), to this day, stands as one of its greatest luminaries. His work serves as a testament to a tremendous individual spirit and a singular talent. With over 200 pieces assembled from public and private collections from around the world, this first major survey of Edenshaw’s work features the
full range of objects that he produced, including extraordinary argillite carvings and stunning silver jewellery.
Charles Edenshaw (1839-1920), Bentwood Chest, late 19th century (detail), wood, pigment, Canadian Museum of Civilization, VII-B-1580