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About the Gallery

Donald Ellis Gallery, the internationally pre-eminent dealer in the field of historical Native American art, has been serving private collectors, corporations and museums in the United States, Canada and Europe since 1976. The gallery maintains a particular emphasis on the art of the Inuit, Yup’ik, Northwest Coast and Eastern Woodlands cultures. A recognized authority in the field, Donald Ellis has been a regularly featured appraiser of Native American art on the PBS Antiques Roadshow and has also appeared on the BBC and CBC Antiques Roadshows. The gallery has exhibited in the most prominent international art fairs, including Frieze Masters, London, since its inception, the Armory Show, New York, Frieze New York, TEFAF Maastricht and this year TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING 2019. Beyond art fairs, the gallery regularly curates special exhibitions in both the commercial gallery and the museum sector. Donald Ellis Gallery regularly publishes a highly acclaimed catalogue documenting its most recent activities.  


Gallery Clients

The gallery counts numerous prominent public institutions among its clients. These include:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Musee de Quai Branly, Paris, France 
  • Louvre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, QC
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • H.M. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • The Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  • Royal British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, BC
  • Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, ON
  • U’mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, BC
  • Museum of Northern British Columbia, Prince Rupert, BC
  • Staatlichen Museums fur Volkerkunde, Munich, Germany
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX
  • The Cleveland Museum of Fine Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VI
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME
  • Ah Tha Thi Ki Museum, Clewiston, FLA
  • Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, MA
  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mashantucket, CT
  • The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
  • New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
  • Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka, Alaska
  • Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH
  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
  • Museum of FIne Arts, Houston, TX
  • Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Oujé-Bougoumou, QC, Canada


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