Museums With Basketry Related Collections or Exhibits. Native American Indian culture,
living history and art. Asian basketwork, vintage Shaker, Klamath River baskets, as well
as ethnological and archaeological basketmaking displays. Collections of new
work of active traditional and contemporary basket artists.
Indian culture, history and art are featured in this museum in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Workshops and programs are offered in basketry. Home of the
Diane Kopec Collection of works by living Native American basket artists.
Caliente Cultural Museum
Museum in Palm Springs, CA with basketry exhibits including permanent and changing
displays portraying the history and culture of the Agua Caliente and other Cahuilla
peoples. Educational living traditions programs.
The Museum at this Hogansburg, NY center houses a diverse collection of artifacts that
represent the continuing cultural heritage of the Akwesasne Mohawks. The largest
collection in the Museum is the black ash splint basketry.
This museum on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson has roughly 5,000 baskets
in its ethnological collection.
Art Center Contemporary Crafts Collection
Dorothy Gill Barnes, Jerry
Bleem, Joanne Segal Brandford,
Carol Eckert, Lillian Elliott,
John G. Garrett, Pat
Hickman, Kiyomi Iwata, Gyongy Laky, Patti Lechman,
Dona Look, Susan
Lyman, John McQueen, Judy Mulford, Leon Niehues, Ed Rossbach,
Jane Sauer, Dawn
Walden, Mary Jo Dalrymple, Jean M. Amy, Rachel Appleton, Terri Bruhin, Thad
Flenniken, Elsie Bates Freund, Miriam McKinnie Hoffmeier, Ritzi Jacobi, Eleanor
Lux, Susan Pfeifer, Victoria Z. Rivers, Louise Robbins, Elizabeth C. Smathers, Jean
Stamsta, Clare Verstegen, Sydney S. Wilson, Margaret B. Windeknecht, Sylvia Seventy, Karyl
Sisson, Gary Trentham, Karen McCool Turnidge, Katherine Westphal, Jeanette Marie
Ahlgren, David Bacharach, Michael Bailot, Diane Banks, Sophia Lambros Bauerle, Louis
Bauerle, Nancy Moore Bess, Linda Bills, David Blaisus, Pat Brown, Ken Carlson, Michael Davis, Pat "Old Face" Edmonds, Arline
Fisch, Douglas Fuchs, Kiyomi Iwata, Mary Giles,
Lissa Hunter, Susan Long, Gammy Miller, Zoe Morrow, Neil Prince,
Mary Merkel-Hess, Ed Rossbach, Kay Sekamachi and Suzy Wahl are among the fiberartist
basketmakers included in the permanent collection of this Little Rock, Arkansas museum.
Art Institute of Chicago
Stunning examples of basketry are included in the
collections of this Chicago, Illinois museum.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Lloyd Cotsen collection of over 800 pieces of Japanese bamboo basket
art is part of the permanent collection of this San Francisco, CA museum.
Basketwork and lacquerware are included in the Southeast Asia collections of this
This Santa Ana, CA museum's Native American collection is the largest department in the museum and is comprised of more than 24,000 objects. The collection is strongest in the cultures of the west and southwest but does represent native cultures from across the US. Objects in the collection include basketry, pottery, beadwork, stone and shell tools weapons and jewelry.
Museum of Natural History and Culture
Northwest coast cedar basketry is prominently featured in both the collections and
programs of this Seattle, WA museum. Basketry demonstrations, lectures and workshops are
With Life online exhibit includes a database of the baskets in the
collection. A search on the term basket in their search engine will turn up
Academy of Sciences
More than 350 native California baskets are in the Academy of Science's
including this large Klamath River
California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC)
The State Indian Museum will transition to the California Indian Heritage
Center. The Center will house the State’s extensive
collections of California
Indian baskets and other cultural treasures and will provide a research center,
meeting rooms, museum store.
California Indian Museum
and Cultural Center
Museum located in Santa Rosa, CA portrays California Indian history and culture,
including basketry. Lectures and programs regularly feature basketry. An online
educational program on California Indian Basketry is available.
Carraig Craft Visitor Centre And Basketry Museum
Basketry museum in Mountnugent County Cavan, Ireland includes an
exhibition of traditional baskets in rod, rush and straw with an audio visual
presentation. Craft workshops, lectures and demonstrations.
Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College
Museum in Durango, CO is host to a collection
of over one hundred southwest baskets.
A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
This museum in Racine, WI houses the fourth largest
contemporary basket collection in a US
museum. Their crafts collections include baskets created by Leon Niehues,
Dona Look and Ed Rossbach. In 2002 the
Art Museum became the host to this collection.
National Historical Society
Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village of this museum in Tahlequah, OK presents the lifestyle of
the Cherokees prior to European contact.
Clark County Historical
The museum in Vancouver, Washington features an extensive collection of baskets
that was detailed in the 2005 book entitled Woven History: Native American
Basketry of the Clark County Historical Museum.
Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum and Library
Features the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo and Hopi Indian Tribes. You will learn
about these tribes past and present. The museum has an extensive collection of
locally made Indian crafts. The collection includes Chemehuevi basketry, Mojave
pottery, Indian beads and jewelry. The museum in Parker, AZ also houses the
Beebee Brown Basket Collection.
Norte County Historical Society Museum
This Crescent City, California museum houses a collection of Native American
basketry by the Tollowa and Yurok Indians, and many other Native American
artifacts. They were recipients of a 2008-2009 grant from Save Our History to
develop a catalog of their basket collection. The catalog will be available to
students, teachers, and community members, and the webpage will be posted to the
museum's website. The stories of these baskets will also be preserved through a
DVD of the collection.
Denver Art Museum
This Denver, CO museum includes basketry in its extensive
Museum in Indianapolis, IN houses collections of American Western and
Native American cultural objects, including baskets. Artists in Residence
program has included talented basket makers.
Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts has an extensive basket collection
that spans multiple cultural and historical periods. It also has a farmhouse, a
Shaker office building, Native American artifacts, and an art gallery with
landscape paintings and 19th-century portraits. They host a
weekend in September.
Museum of Anthropology
Part of Brown University. Houses a varied extensive ethnological and archaeological
Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA)
Represented in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Gallery exhibit of
this museum in Salem, Oregon is a sampling of the historic and contemporary basketweaving
traditions of the Willamette Valley, the Northwest, the Plateau, and the northern Great Basin.
This restored Shaker Village interprets basketry as a part of its craft presentations. A
collection of vintage Shaker baskets is featured prominently.
The craftsmen in the Basket Shop interpret the honorable craft of basketry in this living
history museum located in Archbold, OH.
Tree and Tradition online exhibit. From Native Hands: Southwestern Basketry, Pottery,
Textiles and Silver. The museum shop offers baskets.
The museum hosts an annual
Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale & Demonstration.
State Museum Basket Collection
Includes the Thomas Condell Collection of Native American artifacts. A group of
outstanding examples of basket work dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the early
1920s is featured.
American Indian Studies
This museum, education and research center in Washington, CT is dedicated to the
study of the indigenous peoples throughout the western hemisphere, particularly
those of the Eastern Woodlands. Their ethnographic collections and events
basketry. The Institute also houses both an education and research
library, containing over 2,000 books and journals which is open to researchers
The Iroquois Indian Museum is an anthropological museum in Howes, Cave, NY.
It features an extensive collection of Native American
Jesse Peter Museum
Museum on the campus of Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, CA houses collections of
ethnographic art including basketry. Online exhibits of Pomo, Klamath River and
Southern California basketry.
Rogers Museum of Art
Leelanau Historical Society Museum
This Laurel, MI museum is the home of the Catherine Marshall Gardiner Native American Basket Collection.
The LRMA basket collection includes more than 800 baskets, 500 from North
America, making it one of the most representative collections in the world.
The Traditional Anishnabek Arts display in this Leland, Michigan
museum features their signature collection of black ash baskets and
quillwork on birch bark which are primarily the work of the Leelanau Peninsula's
Odawa artists. In addition to the exhibited collection, there is a study
collection that is available for close examination by researchers.
This museum of living history in Urbandale, Iowa includes basketry in its presentation of
Museum in Coral Cables, FL houses the
Alfred I. Barton collection of Southwest Indian art
which includes textiles, baskets and other utilitarian objects.
Steinbach Indian Basket Museum
Tahoe City, CA. museum houses a world-class collection of 800 Native American baskets
representing tribes from the plains to the Southwest. West, Northwest Canada and Alaska
and a comprehensive library of Native American Basketry.
Mary Hill Museum of Art
Goldendale, Washington museum includes an extensive Native American Collection
that includes intricate baskets and beadwork, plus a vast array of unique
artifacts from throughout North America. The baskets in the collection encompass
both the older traditions and examples of styles influenced by European based
Mendocino County Museum
This museum in Willits, California features Pomo and other California
basketry in its collection.
Significant collections of Native American basketry are housed at MSU. The Michigan
Heritage Basket Collection, The Frank
M. Covert/R.E. Olds Basket Collection. Received a 2004 National Endowment of
the Arts grant for $65,000 to support planning and fabrication of a Native American basketry exhibition. Carriers of Culture: Contemporary Native Basket Traditions will focus on contemporary Native American basketry traditions from Hawaii and North America at the turn of the century.
Mille Lacs Indian
This museum and trading post focusing on northern Minnesota's Mille Lacs Band of
Ojibwe Indians. They offers history and cultural events at their location in
Onamia, MN. Birch Bark, Black ash and Sweetgrass basketry workshops are
frequently offered in their educational programs calendar.
This Taos, New Mexico museum includes a collection of South Western baskets.
Mills College Art Museum
This Oakland, CA museum's collection of approximately 150 Native American
baskets is particularly rich in works by California's native peoples. In
particular, the collection of Pomo baskets exhibits a variety of size, function,
weave and decoration. Many of the baskets are from the Yurok, Karuk and Hupa
tribes of northernmost California.
Mitchell Museum of
the American Indian
The permanent collections of this museum in Evanston, IL include baskets from
the Great Lakes, Southwest, California and Northwest Coast.
This museum in Montclair, NJ includes a variety of baskets in its
Kearsarge Indian Museum
Displays hundreds of artifacts including baskets, beadwork, weaving and quillwork to
depict life as it was for America's original inhabitants.
of Archaeology at Simon Fraser Univ
Post-contact examples of Canadian First Nations of British Columbia basketry included in
of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City collects, displays and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life.
Search their collection of
contemporary baskets to see works by
Dorothy Gill Barnes,
Bess, Linda Bills, Ken Carlson, Michael Davis, Lillian Elliott,
John Garratt, Mary Giles, Pat Hickman, Honda Syoryu, Diane Itter, Kiyomi
Iwata, Mary Jackson, Ferne Jacobs, Gyöngy Laky,
Dona Look, Tom McColley,
Mary Merkel-Hess, Leon Niehues, Francina Prince, Fran
Reed, Ed Rossbach, Jane Sauer, Kay Sekimachi, Sylvia Seventy, Karyl
Sisson and others.
of Northern Arizona
Located in Flagstaff, AR this museum originally established as a repository for Native
American artifacts and natural history specimens from the Colorado Plateau. It offers
permanent and changing exhibits along with special events and demonstrations that feature
basketweaving. Annual festivals of Hopi and Navajo Arts and Culture are held
The association maintains several historic properties on the island of Nantucket, MA. The
Hadwen House features a collection of Nantucket Lightship Baskets.
Lightship Basket Museum
Events, programs, and lectures supplement the displays of historic and
contemporary Nantucket Lightship Baskets in this museum on the Island of
Museum of The American Indian
The Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian includes exhibition, instructional and
research activities at The Gustav
Heye Center in Manhattan; Cultural Resources Center in Maryland. The Museum on the
Mall in Washington, D.C. is host to an exhibit entitled
Infinity of Nations featuring a stunning assortment of historic baskets.
National Museum of
The ethnology collection is comprised of a quarter of a million objects
representing 19th, 20th and 21st century cultures from around the globe
including many Native American communities. Home of United States National
Museum Basketry Collection and the papers of
Collection of beaded, coiled willow baskets and Washoe
Degikup attributed to Dat-so-la-lee are among the holdings of the Nevada
of Art and Culture
Museum in Spokane, Washington includes a collection of nearly three thousand
Collection features Native peoples' artistry, both ancient and
contemporary. Flat twined bags, parfleches, beaded bags, coiled
baskets, and round twined bags are among the baskets displayed by this Portland,
State Museum of Anthropology, University of Oregon
Museum in Eugene, OR houses a variety of basketry dating back to
prehistoric times. Formed
From Fiber exhibit features Native American Basketmaking in the Pacific
Tlingit Spruce Root Basketry,
Plateau Basketry Sally Bags,
Plateau Cornhusk bags,
Inupiak Baleen Baskets.
Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology
This museum includes the Ethnographic North American Indian Basket Collection.
This collection features several thousand ethnographic North American Indian
baskets, dating from the latter eighteenth century to the 1990's. Located in
Cambridge, MA, within the Harvard campus.
Museum of Art
1,110 pieces of basketry representing 172 tribes are represented in this Tulsa, Oklahoma
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
This museum in Berkeley, CA houses a research collection of approximately 9,000 California Indian
baskets and over 12,000 North American baskets. View their Blair
Memorial Basket Collection, Basketry
Research Center or search for basket.
Baskets are included in the collections of this anthropology and world archeology
museum at the University of Oxford.
Museum of Art
This museum is in Claremont, CA. Pomona College's superb collection of almost
5000 Native American artifacts is particularly rich in Californian and
Southwestern basketry with over six hundred examples in their searchable
RAM's contemporary basket collection forms a major portion of its works of fiber
art. The museum is located in Racine, WI.
The Ethnology Collections of the Redpath Museum in Montreal, Canada include
close to 17,000 archaeological and ethnological artifacts including baskets from
a range of world cultures.
This museum in Riverside, CA is currently working to improve their
collection of Native
American Indian baskets.
British Columbia Museum
This museum's collections include Northwestern cedar and spruce root First
Nations basketry. Their entire ethnology collection is accessible in a