The Tale that the Crow Told, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was

Rick Bartow, Wiyot / American, born 1946
California culture


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Acrylic on panel

Overall: 20 1/16 × 16 1/16 × 7/8 in. (51 × 40.8 × 2.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

© Rick Bartow



Place Made: Table Bluff Reservation, United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American


Native American: California Culture

Not on view


Signed and dated, in paint, upper right: B[illegible script] 06; titled, in ink, on reverse, center: Four Paintings of the / Ceremony that Never Was #1; titled, in ink, on reverse, lower right: the Tale that / The Crow / Told; printed, in ink, on label affixed to reverse, lower right: The Tale That the Crow Told / Rick Bartow / acrylic on panel, polyptych 1 of 4 / 2006 / Inv # 1762 20 x 16"each, 20x64"polyptych / Froelick Gallery / 817 SW SECOND AVENUE, PORTLAND, OREGON 97204 /; inscribed, in ink, on reverse, bottom edge: FG 1762 LEFT 1/4

Course History

ANTH 32, AMES 26, Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalayas, Sienna Craig, Spring 2013

NAS 30.1, ARTH 17, Modern Native American Art History, Joyce Szabo, Summer 2013

SART 31, Painting II, Thomas Ferrara, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 108, Journeys Beyond: Faces and Forms of Pilgrimage, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire, August 27 - October 22, 2022.

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Publication History

George P. Horse Capture, Sr., Joe D. Horse Capture, Joseph M. Sanchez, et al., Native American Art at Dartmouth: Hightlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. on p. 46 and p. 147, no. 43.


Stonington Gallery, Seattle, Washington; sold to present collection, 2008.

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