"Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection"

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:00am to Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
Karoo Ashevak (1940–1974.)
Inuit, Taloyoak (Spence Bay), Nunavut.
Flying Shaman, ca. 1972.
Whale bone, ivory and stone.

The University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections welcomes "Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection," a traveling exhibit of the Canadian Inuit's rich artistic history. Chosen from a Heard Museum collection donated by UA alumnus Daniel Albrecht, the sculptures, textiles and graphics offer a rare opportunity to view Inuit artwork. The Inuits, or Eskimos, are a society of natives who live mainly in Siberia, Alaska, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Although many consider these various groups to be homogenous, Arctic Spirit showcases the artistic styles that are distinctly of the Canadian Inuit. The exhibit has been brought to Special Collections through the generosity of Albrecht, and is curated by Ingo Hessel who has researched Inuit art extensively for more than 20 years. See the UA Libraries' summer hours schedule to plan your visit.  

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