Collections Spotlight with Evelyn Vanderhoop

by | Nov 19, 2020 | America Meredith, Coe Collaborations, Collections Programming

Evelyn Vanderhoop (Gaw Gitanee clan, Haida) is an artist of traditional Northern Northwest Coast textiles. Her art is in private, municipal, and museum collections internationally and she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.. Washington D.C.

Amongst the museums that hold her weaving art are The Burke Museum, Seattle, WA; Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, PQ; The Haida Gwaii Museum, Skidegate, BC, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Teaching and perpetuating techniques and cultural knowledge is a legacy she received from her mother and grandmother which she has passed to her daughters, as well as, other students of Naaxiin and Ravenstail techniques.

Researching and sharing cultural knowledge of Haida history is an important goal she strives for in her travels to Institutions and museums intercontinentally, and with research fellowships from The Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Yale University, New Haven, CN, The Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and The Smithsonian Museums, NYC, NY;

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