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Gazette Premium Content Seattle Art Museum alters its Super Bowl bet

The Associated Press Updated: January 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

SEATTLE — The Seattle Art Museum is modifying its friendly Super Bowl bet with the Denver Art Museum because of objections from a British Columbia tribal band.

The director of the Seattle museum, Kimerly Rorshchach, said Wednesday the Nuxalk Nation asked it to withdraw the offer of a raven mask, and it's doing so in respect for their wishes.

The band at Bella Coola, British Columbia, says the mask is a sacred ceremonial item.

In its place, the Seattle Art Museum is offering a 1901 Japanese painted screen showing an eagle on a seashore.

The Denver museum is putting up a Frederic Remington bronze of a cowboy on a bucking bronco.

The museum in the city losing Sunday's Seahawks-Broncos football game will send art to the winning city for a three-month exhibit.


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