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 assistant 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.
- Surveying the Native art of the Pacific Northwest - April 6, 2021
- AIS Faculty Member Receives Fellowship Award - March 5, 2018
- Burke Museum welcomes Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse as Curator of Northwest Native Art - July 13, 2016