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Totem Pole, Kansas City Sculpture Park

Charles Heit and Kenny Mowatt
1977, Wood and pigment
17 feet 4 1/2 inches x 32 inches x 24 inches (529.59 x 81.28 x 60.96 cm)

Traditional Northwest Coast American Indian art

This pole was created to commemorate the opening of the Nelson-Atkins exhibition Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art (1977) and honor the artistic achievement of theNative peoples of the North American continent. According to the Nelson-Atkins website, "Between the raven, which holds the symbol of Kansas City in its claws, and the frog below, are three figures representing the patron, the mayor of the city and the director of the Museum".

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