The McGavin Collection

05/02/2024 - 06/01/2024

This May, Stonington Gallery is excited to bring The McGavin Collection to our space as we continue to celebrate our 45th anniversary. As the second installment of our “looking back” series, The McGavin Collection showcases nine artworks from Jay Brabant (Cree) and members of the Hunt family that were originally collected between 1980 and the early 2000s. This collection has works done in Bella Coola and Kwakwaka’wakw style, some of which are masks that were intended for dance along with impressive sculptures. Most notable among these incredible pieces are a six-and-a-half-foot Huxwhukw and a four-and-a-half-foot Kwagiulth sun mask. 

Honoring Those Who Came Before

06/06/2024 - 06/29/2024

Stonington Gallery is excited to present our June exhibition Honoring Those Who Came Before. This is a group exhibition that focuses on the theme of ancestors, elders, and mentors. The culture and art of the Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaska have existed for millenia, passed down from generation to generation. The artists featured in this exhibition explore the ideas of how to honor those who came before them and who it was in their lives that helped them on their journey. Some explore deep personal stories while others revel in the techniques and styles that keep them connected to the ones who came before. This multidisciplinary group of works honors the memories of ancestors and contributes to the living and breathing Pacific Northwest Indigenous cultures thriving today.