Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse

Associate Professor, Art History, Curator of Northwest Native American Art, Burke Museum, Director, Bill Holm Center, Burke Museum and Adjunct Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies

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Burke Museum


PhD, Art History, University of Washington, 2007
MA, Art History, University of Washington, 1998
BA, Middlebury College, 1993

Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, PhD is the curator of Northwest Native art and director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at the Burke Museum, and associate professor of art history at the University of Washington. Her publications focus on the indigenization of European-American imagery, 19th-century Northwest Coast jewelry and other body adornment, and the filmic history of the Kwakwaka’wakw. As well, she tracks the practices of contemporary artists and how they are informed by the artistry of previous generations. In her role as curator, she collaborates with First Nations communities and artists to identify research priorities and to activate the Burke Museum’s holdings in ways that are responsive to cultural revitalization efforts.