Giving Back: Community Projects and Restitution in the Pacific Northwest

Carved wooden mask with bleu and red paint
Sun Mask, Kwakwaka’wakw, c. 1880
Donated to the U’mista Cultural Center in Alert Bay (Canada)
© Donald Ellis Gallery

Donald Ellis, a renowned Canadian art dealer who founded his gallery of historical Native American art almost five decades ago, has long been confronting some of the issues that plague the art market. Today, he dedicates his time to supporting individuals and projects that contribute to Indigenous stewardship of land, art, traditions, knowledge, and language.

Read more in the first issue of Convergence.

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