August 11, 2017

Canadian Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas finds a home at the Met

The Globe & Mail
Marsha Lederman
August 11, 2017

A work by Canadian Haida artist has been installed at the Metropolitain Museum of Art  in New Yoirk in a location where contemporary art borders Indigenous art, and the curator who orchestrated its installation is thrilled about it.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’s Yelthadaas, recently acquired by the Met, hangs in Gallery 399, at the intersection of two worlds. Installed last month, it is in a long exhibition space on the rst oor, between the Modern and Contemporary Art wing and the Rockefeller Wing, which houses the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. It opens into Gallery 356, where you will nd work by Indigenous artists
from the Pacific Northwest.

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Image credit:

Yelthadaas
October 27, 2010
Platinum leaf on steel hood
54″ w
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City