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Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection (exhibit)

Eli Inukpaluk (19161979); Inuit, Taloyoak (Spence Bay), Nunavut; Shaman with Bird Spirit, ca. 196768; Whale bone.

Dates: June 29, 2009 - August 28, 2009

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Bonnie Travers

Cost: Free


Special Collections at the University Libraries 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 Dr. Daniel Albrecht, the sculptures, textiles and graphics offers 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 Dr. 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.


Related Events


Lecture: On August 21, 2009 from 2:00 - 3:00 Dr. Daniel Albrecht will deliver the corresponding exhibit lecture. Dr. Albrecht's lecture will touch on the sculptures, textiles and drawings of the Inuit and their rich artistic history.

View the complete lecture calendar entry here.


Video: View the UA News video at uanews.org/node/26200



For more information, please visit http://www.library.arizona.edu/speccoll/