Haida artist Bill Reid's acclaimed sculpture, The Raven and the First Men, is displayed in this gallery, alongside four exhibit cases featuring a selection of Reid's smaller masterworks in gold, silver, argillite, and wood. With the assistance of several other artists, Reid created his massive sculpture out of a giant block of laminated yellow cedar. Depicted is a moment in the ancestral past of the Haida people when Raven, a wise and powerful yet mischievous trickster, has just found the first humans in a clam shell on the beach, and is coaxing them out of it.
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