Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

In conjunction with the Native American Heritage Month in November, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to highlight newly commissioned artworks and collaborative opportunities as well as its continuing commitment to showcase, preserve, and honor the works, traditions, and culture of the Native American community through the museum's permanent collection and gallery installations. Activities during the month will include the opening of the “Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial,” the dedication of a newly commissioned work by Joe Feddersen as well as a demonstration by the artist, the opportunity to donate a blanket to Marie Watt’s sculpture project, and a new online archive of the museum’s Native American basket collection. 

November Exhibitions and Events

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
Nov. 9, 2013 - Feb. 2, 2014
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National Endowment for the Arts grant brings newly created works and opportunities to the museum
A $30,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant, along with additional funding, is bringing the works of Pacific NW Native American artists Joe Feddersen, Marie Watt, and Robert Kentta into the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Each artist has been commissioned to create a work, complete a short residency, and appear in an online video where they describe the creation and significance of their work.
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Funding provided by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the Oregon Arts Commission and the City of Salem.

Dedication of Joe Feddersen’s “Fish Trap”
Nov. 15, 2013
5 - 8 p.m.
The Maribeth Collins Lobby
Free and open to the public
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Basketry demonstration with Joe Feddersen
Nov. 16, 2013
10 a.m. - noon, 1 - 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public
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Donate a blanket to Marie Watt's sculpture project and receive an original print by the artist
Blankets will be received at the museum on an ongoing basis into the spring of 2014. The final sculpture will join the museum's permanent collection. 
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New efforts preserve the museum's Native American basket collection
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art recently completed a major collections management initiative focused on the museum’s collection of over 350 Native American baskets. The project addressed issues of storage, conservation, cataloging, and access to the collections. 
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Visit the online Native American Collection | 
NEW! Online Native American Basket Collection | 


Visit the museum’s Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Gallery
Featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection of American Indian art, this permanent exhibition focuses on native art history as a dynamic, rich legacy from which contemporary arts grow today. Artworks are placed in conversation, juxtaposed so that the work of many generations is in visual dialogue across time; telling stories of creation, transformation, and renewal. Historic baskets, bags, regalia, and lithics are displayed side by side with contemporary artworks by artists such as Rick Bartow, James Lavadour, Bud Lane, Lillian Pitt, Pat Courtney Gold, and Joe Feddersen among many others.


Confederated Tribes Gallery

Complimentary gallery guides are available at the museum.



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The "Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts Biennial" (Nov. 9 - Feb. 2).The "Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts Biennial" (Nov. 9 - Feb. 2).

Dedication of Joe Feddersen's "Fish Trap" (Nov. 15).Dedication of Joe Feddersen's "Fish Trap" (Nov. 15).

Native American basketry demonstration with Joe Feddersen (Nov. 16).Native American basketry demonstration with Joe Feddersen (Nov. 16).

Donate a blanket to Marie Watt's sculpture project and receive a print (through spring 2014). Donate a blanket to Marie Watt's sculpture project and receive a print (through spring 2014).

Visit the Grand Ronde Gallery and pick up a complimentary gallery guide. Visit the Grand Ronde Gallery and pick up a complimentary gallery guide.