The Great Box and The Final Exam

The Great Box and The Final Exam are replicas of ancestral bentwood boxes that have mentored Haida artists in classical formline design. Bill Reid copied a box he called The Final Exam from the Museum of Natural History in New York and Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw copied The Great Box from the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford England. These replicas are now teaching tools that enable knowledge to be passed on to the next generation of Haida artists.


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October 28, 2015 to March 27, 2016