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The Axel Rasmussen Collection

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The Axel Rasmussen Collection


The Museum’s collection of Native American art began in 1948 with the purchase of the Axel Rasmussen Collection. Numbering more than eight-hundred objects, most dating prior to the close of the nineteenth century, the Rasmussen Collection is widely-recognized as containing many of the finest works of Northwest Coast art in the world.



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