The Mask that inspired Seahawks logo

The native mask carved in the late 19th on Vancouver Island that inspired the original Seattle Seahawks logo is now on exhibit in Seattle.
In 1975 the NFL commissioned a logo for the newly formed Seattle Seahawks team. The designers were inspired by the northwest art and especially by this transformation mask depicting an eagle.

If you want to see the mask, learn more about it and the ceremony during which it was worn, go to the Burke Museum. The mask is part of the current exhibit: “Here and Now – Native Artists Inspired”.

The story unfolds: Burke Museum Blog Post 

I’ll write more about the exhibit in the following days.
In the mean time… #GoHawks!

Burke MuseumUW Campus at 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St.

Education Room at SAAM

The Seattle Asian Art Museum has a great kid’s room. There, children can learn how to make origami figures such as cranes. They also have the opportunity to learn about the symbol behind this by listening to the story of Sadako and the thousand cranes. There are a multitude of kids’ books about Japan, India, China, and other Asian countries. Children can also draw, color, and dress up in kimonos.