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Spirit Totems: Sculpture by Herb Alpert
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About the Exhibit

Long Term Installation

In addition to being a world-renowned musician, Herb Alpert has spent more than half his life as a respected abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. Always personal and expressive, Alpert’s sculptures draw interest with their freedom of form. His first totems were inspired by indigenous sculptural forms from the Pacific Northwest, but his Spirit Totems series, with their massive form, became more gestural. These large, improvisational totems include many animal and bird-like forms and reinterpret the traditional totem in an abstract fashion. Walking among these giants is awe-inspiring. Twelve will be displayed outdoors on the Museum’s Sculpture Trail, along with a soundscape featuring Herb Alpert’s music.

Watch the BBC Legends: Herb Alpert Feature on Youtube.

Generously Sponsored By: 
Pat Wilson
Sharon Powell
The McGee Foundation


Click on the images below to view some of the work that will be on display at the exhibit

What People Are Saying

Amazing architecture and building design provide a wonderful setting for this world-class Museum of wildlife art. Excellent and informed staff… Options for entry… Headsets available… An excellent café on site. I could spend an hour in the gift shop alone… Looking at the one of a kind, artistic, creative and beautiful offerings.

- Nancy, Topeka, Kansas

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