Moving monumental figures to prepare for the Burke’s big move

If you’ve been to the museum or walked by the main entrance lately, you may have noticed some changes to the outdoor art.

We are currently de-installing the Dzunuk’wa (Wild Woman of the Woods) figures and the Single Fin whale—replicas carved by Bill Holm, curator emeritus of Northwest Coast Indian art—in front of the current Burke Museum’s main entrance. The totem pole carved by Wayne F. Hewson, Toni Hewson, and David R. Boxley located on the Burke’s patio is being removed as well.

These objects are being removed now to prepare for the move into the new Burke Museum (opening fall 2019) and demolition of the old Burke building (spring 2019).

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