The traditional art collection is focused on Northwest tribes with an emphasis on tribes from Oregon and more specifically the Willamette Valley. This collection contains primarily baskets but also includes miniatures and a growing collection of ceremonial regalia.
The collection also includes paintings, prints, and sculpture by contemporary Northwest Native American artists such as Rick Bartow, Joe Feddersen, James Lavadour, Marie Watt, and Lillian Pitt, among others. A selection of works from this collection is on permanent view in the museum.
Extending the Conversation
This series of films explores the work of three Native American artists from the Pacific Northwest who were selected for this program that features each artist and the artwork they created for the permanent collection at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.