The Inuit Art Quarterly is pleased to connect readers to institutions around the world with a sampling from some of the most unique holdings of Inuit art. For this spotlight on the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, we asked Aaron Leggett, Curator of Alaska History and Culture, to pick the five works he believes speak to the heart of the collection. Read More
The Inuit Art Quarterly is pleased to connect readers to institutions around the world with a sampling from some of the most unique holdings of Inuit art. For this spotlight on the Nuuk Kunstmuseum in Nuuk, Greenland we asked curators Nivi Christensen and Stine Lundberg Hansen to pick 5 works they believe speak to the heart of the collection. Read More
The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is honoured to announce the transfer of the iconic Igloo Tag Trademark from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to the IAF. With its national mandate, the IAF is uniquely positioned to administer the trademark to further protect, promote and support Inuit art in Canada and internationally. Read More
The Inuit Art Foundation is excited to congratulate artist Michael Massie and artist and founding member of Qaggiavuut! Ellen Hamilton, for their recent appointments to the Order of Canada. Massie was made a Member to the Order for his work as a sculptor and silversmith and Hamilton for her promotion of Inuit arts and culture, as well as her support of Arctic performers and artists.
In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, the Canadian Museum of Nature opens the new, permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery today. A highlight of the new space is Ilurqusivut (Our Ways) a large-scale mural created by Inuk artist Nancy Saunders, aka Niap. Saunders is the winner of a juried competition sponsored by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for the new space. The contest called on artists to submit work that produces an anamorphorsis effect—an optical illusion that makes a two-dimensional work appear three-dimensional. Saunders’ work reflects her mix of urban street art and traditional Inuit subject matter and features colourful, geometric shapes and graphics overlaid with narrative imagery.
Today the Bank of Canada will enter into circulation 40 million commemorative $10 banknotes celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Notably, and for the first time, a Canadian banknote features a work of Inuit art, Kenojuak Ashevak’s, OC, RCA (1927-2013) Owl’s Bouquet (2007). Read More